British American Tobacco Direct Sourcing Manager Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

British American Tobacco Direct Sourcing Manager Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

Principal Accountabilities


  • Coordinate 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)


  • Lead 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.


  • Drive 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
  • Fluent English

    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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