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  • Posted: Dec 19, 2022
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    Wärtsilä Eastern Africa Limited was established in August 1997 to market and sell power plants and marine Engines in the Eastern Africa Region. (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Eritrea, Rwanda, Seychelles, Ethiopia, Burundi, Republic of Sudan and Republic of South Sudan). Wärtsilä Eastern Africa Ltd is a member of the worldwide Wärtsil&a...
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    Strategic Purchaser

    Strategy and Operational Excellence

    • Identify sourcing needs and implement appropriate strategic sourcing process with relevant stakeholders and independently.
    • Lead analysis of the market and competitive conditions and provide input to category manager, IP Regional Manager, and internal stakeholder
    • Design and implement tactical action steps to execute strategy on assigned indirect category/sub-category
    • Manage supplier base. Leverage spend across sub-region and region if appropriate
    • Identify opportunities for consolidation of spend.
    • Design and implement strategies to expand the solution footprint to other categories, geographies, and suppliers
    • Identify cost and process improvement opportunities
    • Coordinate strategic work with category manager and procurement center manager Acts as a key user to WeBuy and other Indirect Purchasing tools in collaboration with Wartsila Shared Services Center

    Supplier Relationship Management

    • Manage sourcing process, content, and results in alignment with the company’s purchasing directives
    • Perform supplier stability assessment,
    • Select, prepare, and execute agreements, Non Disclosure Agreements, SLA’s (Service Level Agreements), Data Protection Act, and related documentation.
    • Manage and enhance the relationship with Key or selected suppliers in an innovative way to maximize value
    • Develops world-class supplier relationships to ensure that maximum value is delivered to the business.
    • Monitor compliance of purchasing directives, and escalate non-compliance to appropriate managers/directors for further guidance and appropriate remedial action
    • Follow up and analyze supplier performance via Supplier Relationship Management and Vendor Management System, implementing the preventive and corrective action plan for low-performance suppliers
    • WeBuy Catalog creation, implementation, updating, and improvements, together with WSSC IP OP

    Relationship Management

    • Manage relationships with key stakeholders to develop and implement effective sourcing strategies for the assigned categories to ensure the quality of supply and improved value to the company.
    • Build strong rapport with stakeholders and local Key suppliers
    • Collaborate closely with stakeholders to ensure understanding and compliance with purchasing directives and strategies Control and escalate recurring urgencies with internal stakeholder requests
    • Collaborate with Category Managers, IP Regional, and IP Sub Regional Manager, Wartsila Shared Services Center (WSSC) Operative purchasing team.

    Indirect Purchasing KPIs

    • Responsible for IP KPIs and PPIs in the assigned category, in collaboration with Wartsila Shared Services Center Indirect Purchasing, such as:
      • WeBuy PO Coverage
      • Contract coverage
      • VMS Supplier Rating
      • Payment Days
      • SavingsTracker
      • PO Coverage (PPI)
      • DPA/ECMC coverage (PPI)
      • Number of vendors (PPI)
      • Define and implement necessary corrective actions as needed

    To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:

    • Degree in business, Supply Chain, finance, or equivalent combination of education with relevant experience.
    • Knowledge of English is compulsory
    • Member of a Professional Body
    • In-depth knowledge of IP Tools (SAP, WeBuy, PowerBI, and M-Files)
    • 5+ years of progressive experience in Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
    • Knowledge of best practices within Supply Chain and Purchasing
    • Innovative, Self-driven, and results-oriented
    • The ability to deal with senior stakeholders and difficult situations outside one’s comfort zone
    • Global outlook and exposure to different challenges, cultures, and ways of working

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Wartsila Eastern Africa Ltd on to apply

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