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Magadi Soda Head of Procurement Career Opportunity in Kenya

Magadi Soda Company is Africa’s largest manufacturer of soda ash which is an essential ingredient in the manufacture of glass, detergents and a variety of industrial chemicals.

The following positions which are based at our site in Magadi have become vacant:

Head of Procurement

Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain, the Head of Procurement will be responsible for leading the procurement team to ensure effective sourcing, inbound logistics, contracting and inventory control to support the company’s objectives.

Key responsibilities:
  • Develop, review and implement Procurement policies, plans, strategies & procedures that ensure achievement of effective service delivery, and cost management objectives.

  • Ensure suppliers meet all company standards including the code of ethics and product quality whilst forming mutually beneficial partnerships with external suppliers
  • Put in place systems that facilitate effective communication/collation of activities and value chain with user departments and internal customers.
  • Provide effective leadership in the entire procurement function/process through proven negotiation prowess, establishing contracts and agreements that protect company interest and optimize value for goods and services that will contribute towards cost effectiveness, improve cash flow and reduce spend.
  • Firmly ensure adherence to applicable policies, practices and procedures with regard to the procurement function.
  • Monitor price and availability trends and ensure continuity of supply on time and within budget.
  • Champion cost saving initiatives including inventory management.
  • Provide support, mentorship and encouragement to Procurement team members thus ensuring sustained positive mind frame and superior performance.
Academic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree from a reputable institution and,
  • Professional Procurement or Supply Chain Management qualifications from a recognized professional body or institution.
Person specifications:

You will be an outstanding Procurement/Supply Chain professional with a minimum of 7 years experience with strong leadership & communication skills, high professional ethics, unquestionable integrity, excellent negotiating skills, team player, high energy levels and passionate about the success of the organization.

In addition, you posses well developed IT skills and working knowledge of an ERP system.

You will in addition be a visible organizer and demonstrate an understanding of application of procurement best practice as well as having a strategic sourcing philosophy.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their application and CVs to The Director of Human Resources, to reach us on or before 20th October 2010 on:

Click here to fill and online application Form

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