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  • Posted on: 9 August, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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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.

    DAMCO is looking for a Procurement Manager for East and South Africa to be based either in Nairobi.

    As an employee with DAMCO you will be part of diverse team of country/Area and GSC and CSO. We strongly encourage continuous learning at work and sharing of best practices by rewarding innovations. As an organization we strongly believe in a people-centric approach with emphasis on employee engagement and work-life balance.
    We offer

    At DAMCO, we believe that a long-term successful career happens when there is a match between what you are passionate about, what you are good at and what is needed by our business. A successful career will include a variety of experiences that stretch you, bring you out of your comfort zone and offer you an opportunity to learn and grow in ways that also build our business.

    Procurement Manager


    Key responsibilities

    You manage Area Procurement activities on behalf of the Area Leadership team; manage the supply of goods and services from external suppliers to ensure business continuity and growth,
    realize cost effectiveness by creating for our customers and Damco the most favorable 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 Must Win Battles
      • Managing Country procurement activities and procurement / allocation specialists
      • 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:
    • Strategic Procurement:
    • 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…

    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
    • Familiar with procurement approaches, techniques and tools
    • Good communication skills combined with strong analytical and conceptual acumen
    • A dynamic, action oriented and result driven person with the ability to achieve results through people
    • Result driven
    • Fluency in verbal and written English is mandatory; Fluency in local language is a plus

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Maersk Line career website on jobsearch.maersk.com to apply

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