Procurement Associate Job in Kenya

Job Title: Procurement Associate
Hiring Organization: Wasoko
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Service
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/31/2024

Wasoko is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small shops to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services previously unavailable to informal businesses. Wasoko aims to provide everything a retailer needs, with no wholesalers or banks necessary.
We are growing rapidly across Africa, launching new markets, new cities, and new countries. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment

Role: Procurement Associate

Seeking an exceptional supply chain professional with 3-5+ years of experience to manage suppliers relating to the operations; this includes but is not limited to stock suppliers, vehicle vendors, and logistics companies. You are responsible for driving company supplier term negotiations, by ensuring we receive the best margins and payment terms and building strong partnerships across the country operations.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duties & Responsibilities:

Study average daily sales in the leading system, discuss requirements with the Supplier Relations division, and propose a purchasing plan

Based on guidelines from the Supplier Relations team – evaluate and negotiate with good suppliers in terms of quality, price, delivery, and payment terms.

Schedule regular reports (e.g. open, partially delivered, and overdue POs, goods in transit,

supplier performance matrix, inventory turn rate) and meetings

Actively manage and monitor the procurement and delivery of goods to the warehouses, to ensure KPIs are being met and revised regularly

Improve supplier lead-time compliance through optimization of delivery tracking

Support strategic sourcing initiatives – Provide input on local spending situation and category practices, provide insights on the local supplier market, and support the development of the contract implementation plan

Assist in Monitoring all distribution agreement contracts and ensure invoices from suppliers and POs to suppliers are as per the agreed terms

Expedite and follow-up on purchase orders, resolve Procurement client or supplier follow-up questions, and update Purchase Order

Proactively identify opportunities that will align supplier needs with the organizational goals

Manage and implement strategies for procuring, and distributing goods to maintain stock levels

Advise supply chain team members

Act as the single point of contact for the Procurement function – Ensure that procurement policies and procedures are complied with and act as a link between the local internal stakeholders, suppliers, and the procurement organization


Preferred 2 years of experience in a similar role

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management,

or Related Field

Understanding of Supply Chain Management Procedures, Logistics Skills, Strategic Planning


Ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced sales environment

Strong selling, negotiating, and consulting skills

Strong data analysis and superior organizational skills,

Effective interpersonal and analytical abilities

Strong oral, and written communication & presentation skills

Willingness to travel for work within the country

Must love working with people and cross-cultural teams

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