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Manager Sourcing – Facility and Admin Job Vacancy in Kenya

Our client is a leader in the telecommunications field with a foothold all over Africa.
The company seeks to recruit a dynamic individual for the position of manager sourcing – facility & admin
Position Title: Manager Sourcing – Facility and Admin
Reports to:
 Manager Sourcing – Services and Products
Basic Purpose:
  • Lead and anchor strategic sourcing and contracts for equipments related to facility, office and building infrastructure, administration for the entire Company
  • Ensure best value for money spend
  • Work towards building a vendor eco-system
Principle Accountabilities:
Expected End Results: Identify Sourcing Needs & Strategy Major Activities:

  • Identify strategic sourcing needs (for Admin and Facility Infrastructure equipment) for the African region – Identify tactical vs. strategic deliverables and evaluate value propositions from strategic perspective
  • Identify and develop partners/suppliers of strategic goods and services (for faclities) across countries based on business needs and to leverage on One Africa synergies
  • Close coordination with key internal stake holders to ensure right choice of Partners
  • Apprise management of critical issues in sourcing and suggest opportunities for cost saving and improvements
  • Develop new Commercial models for procurement of Admin and facility related requirements
Expected End Results: Ensure Sourcing Standardization Major Activities:
  • Ensure region and country level tie ups & contracts for
  • national & international airlines
  • car hire
  • hotel bookings
  • unified travel agency
  • Facility management contracts
  • Other Admin related Services
  • New Facility development
  • Ensure tie-up and rate contracts with major OEMs for contracted institutional discounts on rack rates for procurement of infrastructure related equipments
  • Capitalize on synergies and optimise costs
Expected End Results: Cost Benchmarking Major Activities:
  • Cost benchmarking ( in line with standard specification & make – create a system for releasing quarterly/monthly release of rate reference )
  • Though market intelligence for competition reference benchmarks
Expected End Results: Purchase Innovation Major Activities: Derive smarter methods of pan-Africa purchase viz. e- purchase etc.
Expected End Results: Risk Mitigation Major Activities:
  • Standardize Tender General Condition for Infrastructure creation
  • Optimize architects and consultants liability on the executed projects
  • Standardize rate contract terms with cover for maintaining products during the total life cycle
Expected End Results: Purchase Process Adherance Major Activities:
  • Ensure adherence to the company policies & procedures
  • Ensure achievement on audit scores as per target
  • Ensure achievement of partner satisfaction scores as per target
Expected End Results: Vendor Assessment Major Activities:
  • Close coordination with key internal stake holders to ensure right choice of Partners
  • Vendor registration
  • Vendor rating
Expected End Results: Vendor Engagement Major Activities:
  • Evaluate the Company’s plan / projections with Vendors Road map
  • Create transparency on synergizing mutual processes
Major Challenges:
  • Ability to operate in a multi cultural, multi country environment
  • Manage expectations of multiple stakeholders – partners, vendors, dealers
  • Manage complex assignments / projects in a different environment
  • Control on benchmark pricing for structural work due to market dynamics of raw material prices in Africa viz. steel, sand/quarry dust , copper etc.
Essential Skills & Knowledge: Education
  • Possess a BE qualification from a recognized institution, preferably an MBA
Relevant Experience:
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in sourcing / commercial/ procurement role with atleast 5 years of experience in commercial negotiation
Personal Characteristics & Behaviours:
The incumbent must possess and display the following characteristics:
  • Project & Program management skills
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills
  • Decision making
  • Planning & coordination
  • Service focus
  • Persuasion & negotiation skills
  • Analytical thinking
Application Process
Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications on e-mail to:, together with the
latest copy of CV, day time telephone number and details of their current remuneration on or before Wednesday 21st
July 2010.

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