Procurement Manager: Three Green Apples

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Procurement Manager: Three Green Apples Consulting

Our client, a leading internet access and communications solutions provider, is looking to fill the position of Procurement Manager.

Reporting to the Assistant Chief Financial Officer, the Procurement Manager will be responsible for developing, maintaining and implementing as well as streamlining procurement policies and systems that will ensure timely and value for money procurement of goods and services for the entire group.

Key Responsibilities:

The main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Building a good business relationship with suppliers
  • Formulating and implementing procedures and controls over procurement and stocks
  • Ensuring adherence to all legal requirements for all shipments, in particular, tariff rates and pre-inspection procedures
  • Obtaining required products in a timely, cost effective manner to support technical, sales and customer relation operations and eliminate loss of sale due to stock outs
  • Ensuring that purchase orders are accurate, approved and released in a timely manner
  • Investigating, developing and implementing cost reduction strategies including finding ways of reducing stock levels, negotiating prices with suppliers, establishing a preferred supplier base amongst others.
  • Bringing all such opportunities to the attention of the Assistant CFO and keep adequate records so as to report on progress
  • Managing and developing staff within the procurement section
  • Building strong relationships both within the extended Finance team and with other managers across the company
  • Looking after the welfare of the team members and bring to management any personnel or other issues that may arise with regards to the team members

    Minimum Requirements:

    The incumbent must possess the following qualifications and competencies:

  • A university degree with a bias in business ideally with a speciality in Purchasing or Supply Chain Management, with at least 5 to 7 years procurement experience, 2 of which should be in a managerial capacity.
  • Working knowledge of basic business contract law including offers, acceptance, oral and written contracts, as well as knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and inventory and production control principles.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite at intermediary level. Experience working with an ERP will be an added advantage.
  • Must be a self motivated, proactive, dynamic, confident with unquestionable integrity
  • Excellent in communication, both oral and written and relationship building skills.
  • Must demonstrate excellent planning and organization skills as well as good negotiation skills, with the ability to multitask while remaining focused on priorities
  • Must be able to motivate and coach the assigned team
  • Must exhibit an understanding of market trends, pricing and processes and keep abreast of trends and changes within the industry

    If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you.

    Please forward an application letter indicating your suitability to this role, together with a copy of your updated resume, and your current salary and benefit package to:

    Email: recruit [at]

    Interviews for this position will commence on the third week of November.

    Successful applicants will be contacted by phone/email to arrange a mutually convenient time for interviews.

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