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  • Posted: Jun 7, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 30, 2023
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    A kiosk is an informal convenience store selling everyday household items. Known locally by their vernacular names e.g. Duka in Kenya, Spaza in South Africa, Kantemba in Zambia. kiosk-type retail outlets are the cornerstone of African retail, accounting for over 60% of all retail trade flows. Despite their importance, kiosk-type retail outlets face significant challenges, including high cost of stock and unreliable delivery. 
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    Purchasing Manager (Fresh)- KE

    Academic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, or related field;
    • A minimum of 6 - 8 years’ experience with a minimum of 5 years in a similar role as a Purchasing Manager within Fresh Produce Sourcing (preferably in Retail or E-commerce)
    • Experience in supply and demand planning is an added advantage;
    • In-depth knowledge of the consumer goods industry with an interest in market dynamics along with an intuitive business sense;
    • Strong local knowledge, a deep understanding of consumers and a strong commercial acumen;
    • A good understanding of vendor management software;
    • A knack for negotiating;
    • Strong experience in managing teams of people across projects &/or business units;
    • Strong analytical skills with a demonstrable ability to capture and communicate projections as well as to model out various scenarios using Excel;
    • A hands-on, empathetic and results-oriented approach to leadership and people management; and a ‘no-excuses’, ‘just do it’ approach to getting things done;
    • A member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management; Professional certification in Purchasing & Supply will be an added advantage;
    • Strong financial analysis and forecasting skills. Ability to create and maintain basic financial and operation reports.
    • Analytical thinker who can work independently with minimal oversight, ability to make educated decisions focused around business strategy.
    • Focused and cost-based mindset - always double-checking to ensure the best deal on products and will not hesitate to make a return if needed.

    Personal Attributes

    • Strategic Leadership & Orientation;
    • Strong Commercial Acumen;
    • Drive for Execution;
    • Stakeholder Management;
    • People Development & Management;
    • Strong Negotiation Skills;
    • Tech Savvy.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kyosk Digital Services on to apply

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