• Procurement Manager at Damco

  • Posted on: 24 December, 2016 Deadline: 31 December, 2016
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    Damco – one of the world’s leading logistics service providers With over 11,000 employees in over 300 owned offices across 90 countries around the world, we manage and serve some of the most advanced supply chains in the world; in a diverse range of industries. A culture driven by performance When you join Damco, you’ll find that the world is your workplace. You’ll work in a culturally diverse, performance stimulating environment, surrounded by new ideas and different ways of doing things.?

    Procurement Manager


    Key Responsibilities

    You manage Area Procurement activities on behalf of the Area Leadership team; manages the supply of goods and services from external suppliers to ensure business continuity and growth, and to realize cost effectiveness by creating the for our customers and Damco most favourable and competitive business conditions in terms of service, quality, cost efficiency, innovation, professionalism and business focus.

    You Will Actively Contribute To 

    • Delivering on Project Highway, a large transformation program that is part of Damco 2016 Must Win Battles
    • Managing country procurement activities and procurement / allocation specialist
    • Driving change and improvement within DAMCO ESAF procurement community
    • Preparation and execution of the Annual Procurement Plan for the business in scope
    • Development and execution of sourcing and fulfilment strategies
    • Definition, implementation and execution of the supplier management approach
    • Management of contracts (contracting, administrating and monitoring)
    • Recommendation and execution of cost/service improvements
    • Mitigation of critical supply situations
    • Collection and analysis of procurement business intelligence
    • Managing your team to develop pricing for custom solutions.
    • Quarterly supplier reviews and lead renegotiations

    Procurement Planning

    You are design and deliver the development and execution of the annual procurement plan by:

    • Reviewing country, corridor, and product level supplier performance
    • Develop procurement initiatives related to sourcing and functional improvements
    • Gathering and analysing procurement business intelligence (know the market)
    • Analyse reports and recommend solutions regarding the

    Procurement Key Performance Indicators

    Lead the area with regard to the development, execution and optimisation of:

    • Sourcing and fulfilment strategies
    • Supplier management
    • Contract management
    • Procurement risks and performance management
    • Gathering and analysing of business intelligence

    Tactical Procurement

    For the assigned projects / business areas, manage and control:

    • The procurement process from selection of potential suppliers up to the contract finalization and supplier on-boarding
    • The contractual agreements through measuring performance quality and gathering stakeholders’ feedback
    • Cost improvement programs
    • Procurements risks related to continuity of supply, pricing, commitments, quality of product & service, health & safety, contractual liabilities etc…

    Who we are looking for

    • 5-7 years procurement experience
    • Supply chain and logistics industry experience (operational knowledge)
    • Experience with change and transformation in large organizations is considered a plus
    • Knowledge of and experience with analysing business needs and supply markets
    • Understanding of supplier management (supplier selection/evaluation and contract design)
    • Strong commercial awareness

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to DAMCO Logistics Kenya Ltd career website on jobsearch.maersk.com to apply

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