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Procurement Officer Job in Kenya

SC Johnson Kenya Limited is a subsidiary of SC Johnson & Son group of companies, a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality brand-name products for consumers throughout the world.

The company markets and distributes Kiwi, Baygon, Mr. Muscle, Raid, Ridsect and Glade branded products in Kenya.

The following opportunity exists:

Procurement Officer

Reporting to Plant Manager

Key Accountabilities:

  • Advise, guide and coach on procurement matters and processes coach on relevant processes (i.e. Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Quotations (RFQ), bid evaluation criteria other competitive procurement tools), and to ensure procurement processes are perceived by suppliers as fair, open and ethical; Develop standard processes in aligned with global SCJ requirements.
  • Analyse procurement requirements and select the most appropriate methods based on interpretation and assessment of established policies, practices, and experience.
  • Plan, organize and lead the bid solicitation process including drafting and issuing RFQ, RFP, developing bid evaluation criteria and guiding on processes involved.
  • Chair bid evaluation committees, ensures the integrity of the competitive process, facilitate bidder debriefings, and exercise appropriate judgment.
  • Analyse, negotiate and prepare contractual agreements, ensuring appropriate terms and conditions are included to protect the interests of SC Johnson.
  • Monitor and review progress of contractual agreements.
  • Provide advice and guidance on shipping methods and services, risks, and costs for domestic and international shipments, analyze logistical requirements and decide on appropriate methods and services to use, based on standard practice, and plan, execute and monitor shipments.
  • Provide required written authorizations, and prepare/issue instructions and import/export documentation to suppliers, freight forwarders, and/or carriers, to ensure timely and safe arrival of goods, and compliance with domestic and international shipping regulations, Customs regulations etc., and take necessary action to resolve problems/disputes.

Experience and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management, Business Administration or related field
  • CIPS certification
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in similar role in FMCG environment.

The Person
  • Age: 27 - 35yrs
  • Good negotiation skills
  • A person with a high level of integrity
  • Strong team management and influencing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send their applications, accompanied by detailed CVs and daytime telephone contact to:

The HR Manager
SC Johnson & Son Kenya Limited
Email: keinfo@scj.com


Applications close on 31 July 2013

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