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Direct Procurement Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Description

The Wrigley Company East Africa, a local subsidiary of Mars Incorporated, a leader in the global confectionery industry and the world’s largest manufacturer of chewing and bubble gum seeks to recruit a
 Direct Procurement Manager.

Reporting to:
 Regional Procurement Director CISMEA region and dotted into Factory Manager

Job Purpose Statement

This position is responsible for the procurement of direct materials for the Nairobi factory.

The incumbent has primary responsibility for sourcing, budgeting, negotiating, and procuring all assigned direct materials, as well as direct department management.

Manages the strategic sourcing process associated with the planned purchase of various direct materials for the Nairobi factory

Principal Accountabilities

The Direct Procurement Manager plays a key role in communicating and working with the Factory Manager in execution of the following accountabilities:
  • Responsible for the procurement of direct materials for the Nairobi factory.
  • Monitor inventory of related raw materials at Company’s manufacturing facility as well as supplier facility to ensure production.
  • Responsible for budget preparation for all direct materials (OB, Re-plan and quarterly LE), sourcing strategies creation and execution.
  • Negotiate favorable terms of purchase agreements with suppliers which meet company’s needs, while achieving favorable purchase prices and timely, risk free procurement.
  • Review, procure, and expedite assigned materials, where appropriate, to ensure a continuous supply to meet production schedules.
  • Responsible for leading and implementing cost improvement initiatives specific to direct materials categories. Incumbent works closely with Technical Procurement, productivity team to develop initiatives to improve costs.
  • Lead activities regarding optimization with suppliers, including but not limited to: EDI, SMI, SMOI
  • Work closely with Supplier Quality , regulatory teams to qualify local suppliers within tight deadlines
  • Responsible for the suppliers’ localization, development of local suppliers. Identify alternative suppliers to minimize single sourcing.
  • Be active member of the Regional Procurement team , as well as Global Procurement team
Incumbent Requirements
  • University degree in Business , second degree (MBA preferable)
  • Minimum of five years work related experience within the FMCG industry.
  • Proven leadership skills in decision making and problem solving
  • Proven project management skills
  • Candidate should have/ demonstrate experiences in local suppliers development for food industry
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong multi tasking abilities are required.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, with solid understanding of ERP software (SAP is a must )
  • Strong negotiation skills are required
  • Fluent English is a must
  • Ability to work efficiently on his/her own and as a member of a team(team members can be from different countries )
  • Able to travel up to 35-40%
Functional Area: Procurement

If you believe you fit into the above profile, please send your full curriculum vitae with details of your qualifications, experience, present position, day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address and names and addresses of three referees to E-mail: hr.ke@wrigley.com to reach us not later than Friday 4th November, 2011.
 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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