British American Tobacco Direct Sourcing Manager Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya
British American Tobacco Direct Sourcing Manager Jobs in Nairobi - KenyaPrincipal Accountabilities
BusinessCoordinate sourcing plans jointly with either the global category managers or the regional strategic sourcing hub in line with local/geographic category strategies.
Review and update sourcing plans on a periodic basis in alignment with the release of new updated category strategies.
Deliver tangible and intangible benefits to the business
Ensure the local category sourcing and framework agreement meet the business requirements through the execution of the strategic sourcing process.
Follow BAT policies, standards and platforms including the agreed sourcing management methodology and approach and to deliver robust terms and conditions that manages BAT’s service delivery and commercial risk.
Identify new products and services that may impact on sourcing execution and escalate to PBM (Procurement Business Manager)
LeadershipLead the process of constant improvement of local supply base by exploring new methods and techniques and sharing best practices to provide maximum benefits for the Business
Lead the process of sourcing execution to ensure delivery of the category strategy and targets.
ManagementDrive and facilitate “source to agreement” for specific local categories. This includes the resolution of any T&C agreement related issues.
Ensure all relevant agreements and supplier SLA’s (Service Level Agreements) have been agreed with the relevant business owner.
Manage negotiation and supplier selection within the framework of the category strategies and sourcing strategies.
Capture and report end market compliance using the agreed compliance platform and escalate through the Procurement Business Manager.
Provide forecasts on prices and market changes as an input into planning where appropriate.
Provide information on negotiation results (all specs/grades, clear duration, validity for orders or deliveries) in timely manner.
Experience & Knowledge
Thorough knowledge of supply market, supplier capabilities and competitor activity, and expected trends at a local level.
Proven capability of applying supplier management techniques to ensure contracted benefits are delivered.
Detailed understanding of financial evaluation and interpretation of supplier’s records and their key cost and business drivers.
Experience in managing projects to improve performance and deliver service.
Professional knowledge of procurement principals, including negotiation skills.
Sound knowledge of corporate regulations and legislation to ensure the creation of effective contracts.
High level of commercial awareness.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Proven negotiation skills and influencing skills: able to influence business partners and suppliers as well as the ability to be assertive if required to ensure compliance to contract.
Strong numerical ability.
Ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships working across geographic boundaries.
A focus on service delivery and savings.
Approximately 3 to 5 years of experience (preferably) in a FMCG company
Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement Management or any related field
Relevant business qualification
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 20th July 2019
For more information and job application details, see; British American Tobacco Direct Sourcing Manager Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya
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