Senior Procurement Officer

Country: Kenya

Key Responsibility Areas

• Manage the entire order process for all imported products, raw materials, and requirements for Java from overseas suppliers
• Closely manage and monitor import time frames and costs to ensure minimum shipping times and maximum efficiencies
• Constantly review freight costings to ensure the organization is getting the best possible rates and services
• Provide weekly updates on all imports and use this to ensure delivery time frames for all products from all suppliers are within acceptable parameters.
• Implementing inventory policy and maintain stock at approved levels to avoid excess or stock outs.
• Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes that may affect the production process
• Negotiate with international suppliers to secure the highest value for money and most advantageous terms for the company.
• Supervise all incoming goods, machinery, spare parts & associate shipments and ensure arrival of all goods within specified timeframes.
• Effective risk management and governance of all suppliers while examining and re-evaluating existing contracts in line with performance.
• Process the required imports documentation i.e. LPOs, IDFs CoC’s, Insurances etc
• Provide optimal service to all the internal clients, (Heads of Departments) and maintain status report for all shipments and airfreights.
• Maintain good supplier relationship as well as maintaining good relationships with Governmental Agencies
• Understanding and keeping up with new trends and regulations of Kenyan Government Authorities

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

Required:


The role requires the holder of an undergraduate degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or any other business-related field.

Skills
• Effective Communication
• Strong Customer Focus
• Negotiation
• Sourcing

Abilities
• Good working knowledge on KRA, KPA, Kenya Bureau of Standards and other regulatory bodies in the East African Region.

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