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Procurement Manager Job in Kenya


GSK is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. We research, develop, produce and market vaccines and medicines to target unmet medical needs.

Our Consumer Healthcare business includes over-the-counter medicines, nutritional and oral healthcare products. Our business employs over 100,000 people across the world.

An exciting career opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enterprising individual to join our Procurement department as a Procurement Manager.

This position reports to the Commercial Procurement Director South Asia Middle East & Africa with a dotted line to the Finance Director East Africa.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The successful candidate’s principal responsibility will be to work with the local business and stakeholders in sourcing of “Commercial and General” goods and services that meet customer requirements, while delivering significant added value and savings to the business.

The key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Accountable for all purchasing within GSK East Africa through understanding and interpreting the overall business direction and objectives and cultivating strategic relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Ensures that the company is strategically aligned to procurement group governance, policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that the company obtains maximum benefit from group sourcing contracts by identifying ideal opportunities and using broad range strategies to drive out cost.
  • Understand the key customers’ budgets in order to assess sourcing opportunities aligned with their business needs.
  • Develop procurement processes and ways of working to increase performance, create efficiency and improve compliance.
  • Promote the role and function of procurement within the local business units through the development of specific communications and information sharing.
Qualifications & Knowledge:

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelors degree in Business or Finance related field and a post graduate qualification in Supplies & Logistics.

The candidate will have at least 5 years procurement strategic sourcing experience, preferably in a busy commercial environment.

Candidates with Finance or Marketing/Sales related experience will have an added advantage.

The candidate will be computer literate with experience in working with procurement web-based tools. They will have basic accounting and numeracy skills.

The candidate will also have good interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills and a strong sense of team work. They will demonstrate good organizational skills, unquestioned integrity, a high level of business acumen and ability to interpret procurement processes into business strategies.

Interested candidates should apply stating their overall suitability for the position together with a detailed CV that clearly addresses the ability to perform the key responsibilities to: QYZ72406@gsk.com

The application deadline is 20 April 2012

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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