Copia Procurement Category Lead Jobs in Kenya

Copia Procurement Category Lead Jobs in Kenya

Company Description

  • Copia gives all consumers access to high- quality goods and services, regardless of their income level, access to technology or location. By harnessing mobile technologies, a network of last-mile Agents and proprietary logistics technology, Copia serves a high growth market that formal retail and e-commerce cannot penetrate.

  • Customers place orders online or offline – using, USSD or our network of over 25,000+ digitally connected last-mile Agents located across 16 counties. Our internally managed, technology-enabled warehousing and logistics operation delivers the order to the Agent in 2-4 days.

    Working with Copia will give you an opportunity to:

  • Have IMPACT by bringing accessibility to affordable goods and services to traditionally underserved customers and locations

  • Quickly GROW your professional skillset by being part of a fast-paced, high growth and innovative organization.

  • THRIVE in a fun and entrepreneurial culture that values input and action from all.

    Job Description

  • Reporting to the Senior Category Manager, the role is responsible for developing a comprehensive understanding of all category influences and become the business-wide category subject matter expert from both a technical and commercial perspective. Additionally, the category lead will assist in development of procurement strategies and plans for the category together with stakeholders that would improve availability, quality, service and innovation. Specifically, you will be accountable for:

  • Category ownership and accountability of the assigned categories under the leadership of the Senior category manager.

  • Grow category sales and margins in line with set targets as per Copia’s financial model through diverse procurement tactics.

  • Daily review of the purchase requisitions and timely order placement.

  • Managing supplier lead times in collaboration with the supply chain team.

  • Managing stock tolerance within the category and ensuring zero stock outs.

  • Ownership of category pricing and ensuring adherence to competitive pricing.

  • Handling inter-departmental queries in relation with the category.

  • Ensuring proactive communication to the business on all matters pertaining to the category.

  • Expand the categories by introduction of new and exciting products.

  • Develop and manage relationships with all the suppliers in your categories and have constant business reviews (SRM)

  • Data analysis and sharing category monthly/ weekly performance reports.

  • Develop and share supplier/partner scorecard reports.

  • Drive sales and revenue for your respective category

  • Optimizing product sourcing mix across the various
    manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors in the ERP.

  • Managing internal cross-functional relationships that affect your category e.g. participating in inter-departmental meetings

  • Product ownership on Copia Online (Ensure accuracy of product Image, description, quantities, discounts, right category/sub-category).

  • Any other duties assigned to you by your manager.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement/Finance/ BA/ Economics/Accounting or a related field required. Professional certification will be an added advantage.

  • Strong negotiating skills.

  • Comprehensive understanding of MS Excel, MS Word and industry standard purchase order software platforms.

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong analytical skills that can interpret figures.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Good communication skills both written and verbal.

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Time management.

  • Self-confident.

  • Maintain knowledge of current trends, vendor capabilities and changes within the procurement landscape for traditional and emerging solutions.

  • Manage and optimizing supplier performance including contract compliance, continuous improvement, innovations, and reduction in total cost of ownership.

    You are also:

  • Customer-centric – You put the customer first in everything you do. You are obsessed with fostering a positive customer experience.

  • Prompt and decisive - You have a sense of urgency. You act promptly and with intention to make things happen efficiently and effectively. You do what needs to be done immediately, without being asked and in the most thorough way possible to achieve results.

  • A team player – You proactively contribute to the team with the aim of adding value. You make positive contributions to team discussions that help the team move forward in achieving their goal

  • Result oriented - You deliver results boldly. You recognize what results are important and you take the necessary steps to achieve them.

  • Positive and fun – You learn from everything you do. You also give and take constructive feedback.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Copia Procurement Category Lead Jobs in Kenya

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