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Manager Sourcing – Products S&D, Marketing, CPE 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 – products S&D, marketing, CPE
Position Title: Manager Sourcing – Products S&D, Marketing, CPE
Reports to: 
Manager Sourcing – Services and Products
Basic Purpose:
  • Lead and anchor strategic sourcing and contracts for products in the categories of products S&D, marketing, CPE, SIMS and RCV amongst others
  • Ensure best value for money spend
  • Work towards building a vendor eco-system
Principle Accountabilities:
Expected End Results: Ensure Sourcing Standardization

Major Activities: Ensure region and country level tie ups & contracts for products in categories of products S&D, marketing, CPE, SIMS and RCV amongst others
Expected End Results: Identify Sourcing Needs & Strategy Major Activities:
  • Identify strategic sourcing needs in the areas of S&D, marketing, CPE, SIMS and RCV 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 S&D, marketing, CPE, SIMS and RCV) 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 IT and VAS infrastructure and Services
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 )
  • Thorough market intelligence for competition reference benchmarks
Expected End Results: Purchase Innovation Major Activities: Derive smarter methods of pan-Africa purchase
Expected End Results: Risk Mitigation Major Activities:
  • Standardize Tender General Conditions
  • 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
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
Essential Skills & Knowledge: Education
  • Possess a qualification from a recognized institution, preferably an MBA
Relevant Experience:
  • Have a minimum 8 years of experience in sourcing / commercial/ procurement role, with at least 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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