MTN Kenya Regional Procurement Manager Jobs
MTN Kenya Regional Procurement Manager Jobs
Job Description MTN Group, formerly M-Cell, is a South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in many African, European and Asian countries. Its head office is in Johannesburg.
The Regional Manager – Procurement directs and leads all procurement related activities related to three Infraco operations – GlobalConnect Dubai, MTN Kenya and GlobalConnect Zambia. This is a Centre of Excellence role and ensures quality services are provided to MTNGC Infraco Opcos.
Reporting to the Senior Manager: Finance GC Dubai, the candidate will be responsible for:
Strategy Development and Implementation
Lead creation of CoE Procurement strategy in line with overarching local InfraCo objectives
Ensure effective implementation of procurement strategy by means of providing direction, structure, business plans and support
Strategic Procurement Process
Manage supplier portfolio for the InfracCo Operations (Dubai, Zambia and Kenya
Responsible for strategic supplier operational procurement and supply chain management
Create, establish and manage the sourcing process aligned with group sourcing policy and procedures and monitor adherence
Conducts supplier evaluation and selection for various procurement
Monitor supplier quality and make recommendations to improve quality
Manage and expand supplier development
Responsible for strategic cost management
Apply suitable sourcing tools & techniques to the best advantage of the group
Create and maintain RFX and auction templates
Define information requirement for various procurement needs
Devise action plans to remediate compliance issues
Identify price and volume opportunities
Conduct market and supplier analysis
Identify product / Supplier alternatives
Maintain a relationship with all the local & Int’l suppliers and Manage supplier relationship
On monthly basis have site visits for hotels for business continuity for the purpose of business travels
Maintain the data base for supplier with contracts, trade license, address, contact person etc.
Capture and secure approvals for all the PRs in IFS and local systems, validate the data and ensure the cost centre have enough budget for the request.
Release POs based on governance policies and procedures
Preparation of Procurement report for Local Management on monthly basis
Observe the IT-Stock check on monthly basis and update the Fixed Asset Register with it
Managing MTN Events
Accountable for creation and maintenance of procurement contracts
Adopt leading practices on contracting
Responsible for end to end contracting and negotiations
Liaise with the BUs to finalize the contract
Act as advisor for Infracos to provide optimal terms of reference (ToR) / terms and conditions (T&Cs)
Work closely with the legal team to ensure contract language complies with MTN policies and
at par with market conditions
Manage negotiations phase with stringent timelines and ensure timely closure
Escalate appropriately to key stakeholders to resolve dead-locks in the contracting lifecycle
Maintain working relationship with the Business Partners in InfraCos
Analyse business requirements
Collaborate for negotiations with various stakeholders like legal team, sourcing specialists, pricing team and others
Ensure consistency and the sharing of best practices across InfraCos through governance mechanisms and the support of InfraCos program implementation
Provide input in the development of standard SSH SCM documents and reports
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management/Procurement or Industrial Engineering
Post graduate degree in Supply Chain Management and / or equivalent.
Professional qualification in Supply Chain management (preferred) – CSCP/MCIPS.
Minimum of 7 – 10 years’ relevant experience in purchasing, and preferably min. 4 years in regional, multicountry role.
4 – 5 years of relevant working managerial experience in the Procurement activities.
Experience in leading change / transformation (SCM).
Experience in continuous improvement through the implementation of best practices (SCM).
Experience in Supply Chain leading practices and trends.
Experience in Oracle.
Telecom Industry experience.
Procurement methodologies, sourcing strategy and analysis. Procurement best practices.
Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders in a multi-cultural environment.
Supplier management, contract management and sourcing strategy.
Knowledge of the telecommunication industry products and trends.
Ability to identify key issues in a situation and to think creatively and strategically in facing internal and external challenges.
Maturity to handle ambiguity and adaptive to dynamic environment.
Strong technical and analytical skills.
Ability to multi-task, plan, organise and pay attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, relationship builder.
Computer literacy – Excel, Word and Outlook.
Honest and possessing a high level of integrity.
Negotiation capability: influencing and persuasion.
Regional and international travel.
Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
How to Apply
Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to
Use the title of the position as the subject of the email.
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