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Magadi Soda Senior Buyer Job Vacancy in Kenya

Vacancy No 05/2011
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of:
Senior Buyer (1)
Department: Supply Chain
Section: Procurement
Grade: SS 50
Reporting to: Head of Procurement

Job Responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for implementing controls and coordinating material sourcing functions to ensure effective & responsive procurement, quality control and accountability to support uninterrupted operations and cost effectiveness.
S/he will be expected to carry out efficient planning and coordination of procurement of strategic materials and services; strategic sourcing analysis; procurement spend monitoring and control to meet internal customers needs; supplier evaluation, selection and performance appraisal (SESPA) and post contract/project reviews.
·         Contracts and Contractors Management to ensure the Business achieves value for the outsourced services.
·         Preparing of tender documents and issuing enquiries in accordance with procedures laid down in the Company
·         Strategic vision and innovative approach to the development of the procurement process.
·         Planning, coordinating and executing of efficient procurement processes looking into the future to anticipate trends and opportunities.
·         Preparation of Procurement Management reports to internal stakeholders.
·         Ensuring deliverables are met e.g. inventory levels, contract performance updates, etc
·         Liaising with users to enhance internal customer service and quality control
·         Assisting the Head of Procurement in regard to procurement planning, evaluation/approval of tenders/quotations.
·         Developing and retaining talent of supports through continuous performance appraisal and feedback
Minimum qualifications and experience
·         University graduate with well developed analytical and communication skills. In addition the candidate should possess a professional diploma in purchasing and supply management from a recognized professional body.
·         Should have 5 – 7 years relevant experience in a busy procurement environment and demonstrate the following:
1.     Experience in Contracts & Contractors Management.
2.     Experience in Supplier Relationship management.
3.     Experience is TREO, BONDs and import procedures.
4.     Ability to build high performance teams and is committed to teamwork.
5.     High professional ethics and integrity beyond reproach
6.     Excellent negotiating skills and a natural organizer
7.     High energy levels, loyal and passionate about the success of the company
8.     Well developed IT skills including experience with large database systems.
How to Apply
Applications are strictly online. Please access the applications at:
Application must be submitted on the prescribed application form through the above link so as to reach the Director of Human Resources by 16:30hours on 8th April 2011.
Please note that paper application will NOT be considered.
For any clarifications on online applications, please contact the Human Resources Office.
Magadi Soda is an equal opportunity employer

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