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Monday, March 6, 2017

Procurement Manager Job at UMEME Ltd - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Procurement Manager

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, 17th March 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Our client, Umeme Limited, a listed energy distribution company in Uganda is seeking to recruit professionals with proven impeccable integrity, leadership, analytical skills, and in-depth understanding of the utility industry to fill the following Management positions within the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Department. All positions will report to the Head of Supply Chain
Procurement Manager

Duties and responsibilities
  • Develop the organisation-Wide procurement plan and ensure timely approval and execution of the procurement processes in line with the procurement plan and policies.
  • Plan and coordinate the periodic prequalification of company suppliers and service providers and ensure timely submission of the suppliers’ list to the procurement committee for approval as per policy guidelines.
  • Work closely with appropriate category managers to align company procurement needs with existing category strategies and agreements.
  • Support the business in tax planning and management within the supply chain.
  • Manage the tendering processes in line with the Company’s procurement policies and procedures and escalate any non-compliance or challenges arising from the tendering process.
  • Manage the process of goods and services acquisition and disposal from needs assessment to tendering to negotiation and award of contract in line with the SCM strategy.
  • Oversee the Company’s customs clearing process including proper customs computations in liaison with Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Research market trends and linkages amongst suppliers and advise the business accordingly.
  • Develop contracting strategies with consideration of local content to achieve cost savings and efficiency.
  • Work with the Legal team and Contracts and Performance Management team to prepare and process contracts consistent with the SCM strategy and objectives.
  • Enforce socially and environmentally responsible procurement procedures within the business.
  • Develop and periodically monitor a risk management register for the Procurement section and escalate issues arising.
  • Participate in both internal and external audit exercises as required and take corrective action arising from issues relating to procurement.
  • Provide leadership to the procurement team and escalate performance issues accordingly.
Minimum qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Procurement, Commerce, Business Administration (Finance) and Statistics or an associated discipline.
  • Postgraduate qualification in procurement and Supply Chain Management (such as Master’s Degree in a Supply Chain Management field, CIPS, CPSM, CSCP etc.), with membership to an accredited Supply Chain Management Professional body.
  • At least 8 years of working experience in a SCM role, 3 of which should have been in a leadership role.
  • Experience in the use of an Enterprise Resource Management system or a procurement and logistics management system.
  • Experience in end to end design of procurement evaluation criteria and contracting terms and conditions.
  • Tendering and sourcing experience for large capital projects.
  • Understanding of risks associated with suppliers, contractors and markets for categories of goods and services. .
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal skills and ability to engage, influence and communicate with internal and external stakeholders at senior levels.
  • Flexibility and ability to manage multiple tasks that involve a level of complexity and financial/operational risk.
Job application procedure
If you believe you fit the profile, please send your application and resume to by close of business Friday, 17th March 2017. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.