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.

    Job Summary

  • 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

  • Lead negotiations

  • 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

    Procurement Operations

  • 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.

  • Project Management.

  • 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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