Procurement Manager, Kenya (Remote)
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Title: Manager, Procurement
Location: Africa (ONLY Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Rwanda, Egypt)
Experience: 7+ years
We are seeking a Manager, Procurement who will lead the Procurement team to provide cost-efficient, timely and best-in-class infrastructural support and solutions that will enable the team to deliver excellent results to internal and external customers.
Key competencies required for this role include:
- Own the vision: Builds engagement and enthusiasm by uniting the team with a compelling sense of purpose and a clear direction that everyone can relate to
- Connect to the customer: Consistently anchors the team’s work to customer needs in order to shift day-to-day focus to a service orientation
- Communicate effectively: Builds shared understanding for team and stakeholders by simplifying complex ideas, listening to other’s viewpoints, and adjusting communication style accordingly
- Collaborate to Influence: Proactively connects with cross-functional teams to achieve results and makes a compelling case to move others to act through data and subject matter expertise
- Set standards and takes accountability: Builds a culture focused on creating business impact by translating the team’s strategy into clearly defined performance standards tracked consistently to ensure the team is moving in the right direction
- Develop talent: Promotes a culture of feedback, delegation, autonomy and support to build a safe place for contributors to learn and perform their best work
- Foster a growth mindset: Builds a culture focused on the team’s overall development by consistently working with contributors to assess skill gaps and helping them build their growth paths
- Build an empowered self: Role models by actively seeking feedback from others and looking for new ways to grow and be challenged
- Developing sound, cost-effective strategies for the goods or services used in the business
- Evaluating spending operations while seeking ways to improve and enhance service delivery
- Identify potential suppliers based on project requirements
- Conducting cost analysis and setting benchmarks for improvement
- Negotiate contracts, terms and deadlines with vendors and suppliers
- Monitor and update relevant departments regarding price fluctuations of goods and vendor pricing
- Process purchase orders to acquire goods
- Work closely with the legal department to ensure contract terms are favourable to the company
- Attend meetings with the legal team, engineering team, vendors and suppliers
Qualifications & Characteristics
- Bachelor's degree in business administration or relevant field
- At least seven years of relevant work experience
- Proven experience working in the operations field
- Experience in project management and data analysis, tools (excel, google sheets) and reporting is a plus
- Proficient in G-Suite tools (docs, slides, sheets, etc.)
- Excellent communication and time management skills
- Knowledgeable on request management tools (Zendesk etc.)
- Experience working on global teams in a fast-paced environment
- Fully Remote work culture - we hire globally and all of our roles are fully remote!
- Bring your own device stipend - buy your own laptop with funds from Andela
- Flexible working hours
- Equity (as a part of compensation package)
- Healthcare, 401k (US only)
- Andela Affinity Groups
- Growth & development paths
- Generous Paid Time Off, Parental Leave, Compassionate Leave
- And more to come! We're on a journey to reimagine global benefits at Andela
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