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Strategic buyer job in Nairobi Kenya

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the Strategic Buyer will be responsible for developing and implementing of sourcing strategy . He/She will also undertake supplier management including integration of supplier innovation elements into the organizations process. 

* Develop and implement sourcing strategies and communication plan;
* Analyze and optimize the process related to the spend category through the right choice of procurement tools;
* Ensure alignment between business strategy and sourcing strategy;
* Set objectives to be achieved through the sourcing strategy and monitor achievement
* Derive negotiation strategy from category positioning and negotiate to achieve the objectives defined in alignment with the business;
* Manage suppliers according to category positioning;

* Ensure that all the key suppliers within the spend category adhere to Organizations Suppliers Code;
* Integrate innovation elements from suppliers into Organizations Innovation and Renovation processes;
* Ensure the agreed service levels with internal stakeholders are adhered to.

· Degree in Bachelor of Commerce or Business related field from a recognized university;
· CIPS qualification;
· Minimum 3 years experience in supply chain management in an FMCG;
· Experience in delivering competitive advantage to the business through development and implementation of sourcing strategies for the spend category;
· Ability to lead projects and negotiate with cross functional and cross market teams;
· Good business writing skills and ability to use networks to influence business activity and convince others ;
· Excellent interpersonal skills with good relationship building skills;
· Ability to drive results and obtain information from a team;
· A proven team player with creative problem solving skills;
· Ability to multi task, problem solve, proactive with good presentation skills and self initiative.

How to apply:

Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Friday 15th January 2011

Adept Systems
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

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