Sourcing Category Manager at Telkom Orange

On Friday, November 1st, 2013
Reporting to: Head of Sourcing
Range: R2U
Department: Finance
Sub Department: Sourcing
Role Purpose: To the Head of Sourcing in the delivery of agreed objectives in line with the sourcing strategy, working with cross functional teams drawn from the business to develop, implement and manage sourcing categories assigned to him/her, ensuring the delivery of assurance of supply ,quality, service, competitive cost and incremental savings as desired by the business.

Managing Sourcing Processes for IT& N, Business Markets and facilities requirements for goods and services as per company standards and procedures and in line with the budget costs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities.
Responsibilities/Execution activities
  • Uphold integrity in all Sourcing for Telkom Kenya
i.    Implement the 7(Seven) steps methodology: 
1) Profile sourcing commodity, 
2) Develop sourcing strategies and tactics, 
3) Generate Supplier portfolio, 
4) RFP/RFQ/Direct action plan, 
5) Negotiate and select competitive suppliers, 
6) Integrate suppliers into operations, Continuous benchmarking and improvement, 
7) Conducts regular Supplier Relationship management to assess and validate current and future suppliers capabilities and ensure competitive suppliers adding value to the business are developed and retained
  • Key involvement in the Tender Committee
  • Development of savings opportunities and benchmarking of industry standards and practices to identify quick win opportunities
  • Negotiate and finalize sourcing agreements/contracts with suppliers in order to attain assurance of supply, quality, service, competitive cost and innovation while ensuring the y are approved by the investment committee/CSC/Contracts.
  • Development of policies and procedures for defined categories of responsibility.
  • Ensure that sourcing strategies, policies and procedures for own categories are complied with across the business and resolve any deviations with senior management
  • Investigate and secure new/alternative sources of supply, technology and services to increase margins through the lowering of costs by the introduction of alternative sources which are beneficial to the company within the category management framework & TKL Sourcing policy.
  • Review supplier contracts/agreements-SLA’s in order to make sure existing terms and conditions are still favorable and where appropriate renegotiates the contracts
  • Prepare respective monthly reports regarding the savings and project status; prepare ad-hic reports on request in TKL and Group level.
  • To initiate and participate in inter departmental meetings for projects; Budget reviewing and reporting.
  • To update the job descriptions for all the jobs in his/her team if there are any changes in the activity of the team.
  • Coordinate projects undertaken by the team; Monitor and review team performance; Map out clear goals for the team; Develop a cooperative team; Mentor and coach the team.
Academic/ Professional Qualifications
  • University degree in business related field
  • Graduate diploma of the chartered institute of purchasing & supply (UK)
  • At least 5 years experience in Sourcing , Procurement or related field
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Able to operate in fast moving high performance driven organization
Key Competencies:
  • Coaching Skills
  • Business driven approach
  • Goal/Results orientation
  • Strong analytical thinking skills & Problem solver
  • Communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
This position is open to Kenyan citizens only. 
If you fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements for this position.

Application should be sent latest by 7th November 2013, please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees. 
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