Group Procurement Manager at Old Mutual Kenya

On Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Exciting Career Opportunity: Old Mutual plc. is a leading multinational long-term savings, protection and investment Group with over 169 years of experience.

It has operations in Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia, supported by over 56,000 employees serving over 16 million customers. Old Mutual plc. is listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Old Mutual Kenya comprises of Old Mutual Life Assurance, Old Mutual Investment Group, Old Mutual Investment Services, Old Mutual Securities and Faulu Microfinance Bank.

As part of its growth strategy, the company has opportunity for qualified, experienced and talented individual to Head the Procurement Function for the Kenya operations.

Group Procurement Manager 

Reporting to the Group Chief Financial Officer, and working closely with the respective Business Heads, this role contributes to the broad procurement strategy across Kenya Operations comprising of banking, insurance, Investment and stockbrokerage. 

The role holder aggregates group purchasing power to leverage the pricing of goods and services, minimizes process costs, duplication, time wastage while ensuring quality and value creation of the procurement process.

The key roles for this position are: –
  • Responsible for implementing and reviewing the group procurement strategy.
  • Aggregates group purchasing power to facilitate optimal usage of the procurement platform.
  • Builds strategic sourcing alliances with group associates and subsidiaries.
  • Accountable for the development and implementation of change management processes to shift organisational procurement behaviour to a shared process which optimises group leveraging opportunity.
  • Responsible for operational management of the Group Procurement Office and the subsidiary procurement functions.
  • Directly manages the day to day management of the Group Procurement functions.
  • Responsible for the development of new banking and insurance branches.
  • Accountable for the procurement expenditure against budgets and highlighted costs reduction.
  • Setting up and aligning the procurement functions of the subsidiaries and acquisitions to the group procurement standards.
  • Represent Old Mutual Kenya in procurement contracts negotiations and tendering process.
  • Any other allocated duties and projects.
Qualifications and experience
This role cuts across banking, insurance, investment management and stock brokerage divisions. 
As a result we are looking for an established and seasoned procurement professional with proven capabilities within these sectors who meets the following requirements:-
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business related field. Master’s degree qualification in Procurement, Supply Chain or related areas will be a definite advantage.
  • Professional qualification in procurement, supply chain or related qualifications. Must be a current member of a reputable procurement related professional body.
  • Over 10 years’ experience in a senior procurement role within the financial services sector preferably in a multinational or large corporate.
  • High degree of transparency and integrity.
  • Proven leadership capability across cross functional teams, a mandatory requirement for this role.
  • High levels of maturity, energy, drive, creativity and innovation.
  • Exposed to change management process within Group setup.
  • Demonstrate good negotiation skills.
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are requested to apply for the role through by 3rd October 2014.

ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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