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  • Posted: Mar 5, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Regional Sourcing Manager

    ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

    The role is responsible for strategic sourcing activities at a local/multi country level; executing the category / business strategy and ensure execution of all supplier management activities. The role holder will also ensure contracts are in place which fulfils the customer requirements whilst also meeting the needs of the business. He/she will select the right suppliers and puts contingency suppliers in place to manage risk on behalf of the business.

    Reports to: The Manager of Operations Business Procurement

    WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

    • Manage the execution of the geographic category strategies and development of sourcing plans at a local/regional level.
    • Drive the process of sourcing execution to ensure delivery of the category/business strategy and targets.
    • Drive and facilitate “source to contract” for specific geographic categories. This includes the resolution of any contracts related issues and may include one-off spend items.
    • To ensure contracts are completed for all relevant agreements and that SLA’s (Service Level Agreements) have been agreed with the relevant business owner.
    • To manage negotiation and supplier selection within the framework of the sourcing strategies.
    • Provide forecasts on prices and market changes as an input into planning where appropriate.
    • Provide information on negotiation results (all specs/grades, clear duration, validity for orders or deliveries) from a local/regional perspective in a timely manner to the Operations Manager.

    CAN THIS BE YOUR FUTURE ROLE?

    • Do you have experience within the Procurement/Supply Chain domain?

    ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

    • 2-4 years working experience within Procurement/Supply Chain domain
    • Education: minimum Bachelor’s degree
    • FMCG experience will serve as an advantage
    • Relevant business qualifications within the Supply Chain, Procurement realm would serve as an advantage
    • Member of CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supplies (UK) – would represent an advantage
    • Registered with Kenya Institute of Supplies Management
    • Strong numerical ability.
    • French - basic knowledge -would be an advantage
    • Good negotiation skills and influencing skills
    • General understanding of the supply market, supplier capabilities and competitor activity across various categories and expected trends at a local / geographic level (SAA, ECAA and WAA)
    • Good experience in development of contracts and agreements for low to medium risk categories

    WE ARE BAT

    At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of crafting A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

    • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
    • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
    • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
    • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
    • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most balanced companies

    ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

     

    The role is responsible for strategic sourcing activities at a local/multi country level; executing the category / business strategy and ensure execution of all supplier management activities. The role holder will also ensure contracts are in place which fulfils the customer requirements whilst also meeting the needs of the business. He/she will select the right suppliers and puts contingency suppliers in place to manage risk on behalf of the business.

    Reports to: The Manager of Operations Business Procurement

    WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

    • Manage the execution of the geographic category strategies and development of sourcing plans at a local/regional level.
    • Drive the process of sourcing execution to ensure delivery of the category/business strategy and targets.
    • Drive and facilitate “source to contract” for specific geographic categories. This includes the resolution of any contracts related issues and may include one-off spend items.
    • To ensure contracts are completed for all relevant agreements and that SLA’s (Service Level Agreements) have been agreed with the relevant business owner.
    • To manage negotiation and supplier selection within the framework of the sourcing strategies.
    • Provide forecasts on prices and market changes as an input into planning where appropriate.
    • Provide information on negotiation results (all specs/grades, clear duration, validity for orders or deliveries) from a local/regional perspective in a timely manner to the Operations Manager.

    CAN THIS BE YOUR FUTURE ROLE?

    • Do you have experience within the Procurement/Supply Chain domain?

     

    ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

    • 2-4 years working experience within Procurement/Supply Chain domain
    • Education: minimum Bachelor’s degree
    • FMCG experience will serve as an advantage
    • Relevant business qualifications within the Supply Chain, Procurement realm would serve as an advantage
    • Member of CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supplies (UK) – would represent an advantage
    • Registered with Kenya Institute of Supplies Management
    • Strong numerical ability.
    • French - basic knowledge -would be an advantage
    • Good negotiation skills and influencing skills
    • General understanding of the supply market, supplier capabilities and competitor activity across various categories and expected trends at a local / geographic level (SAA, ECAA and WAA)
    • Good experience in development of contracts and agreements for low to medium risk categories

     

    WE ARE BAT

    At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of crafting A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

     

    • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
    • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
    • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
    • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
    • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most balanced companies

     

    BELONGING, ACHIEVING, TOGETHER

     

    Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

     

    BELONGING, ACHIEVING, TOGETHER

    Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to British American Tobacco (BAT) on careers.bat.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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