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Country Purchasing and Procurement Director at Kyosk Digital Services Limited

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💥Country Purchasing and Procurement Director
Dar es Salam, Tanzania | Purchasing | Full-time
Reports to: Country General Manager / Global Head of Purchasing
Reportees: Country Purchasing Managers
Role Profile
the execution of the purchasing strategy & category management for
the business. The role holder will be responsible for the execution of
strategies through strategic sourcing to significantly reduce costs.

Direct the achievement of reductions in total costs of products while
maintaining or improving supplier quality and service levels and
managing relationships. Take overall responsibility and accountability
for the Purchasing Function which will include people and budgetary
management. Act as an integral part of the senior management team which
determines overall strategy and business decisions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic
    alignment: Lead and develop the overall sourcing strategies covering
    various categories with a primary focus on packaged goods ie. everyday
    essentials. Secondary focus being placed on ingredients / raw materials
    as per requirements. Leads the country’s procurement process for new and
    ongoing purchases. Development and implementation of purchasing
    strategies to maximize efficiency and minimize cost, as well as
    negotiate supplier contracts with a vision to implement best practices,
    policies and procedures.
  • Performance management: Drive
    company purchasing and category management pipeline and align to company
    strategy to strengthen market position through the most competitive
    pricing. Forecast price, Margin (front and back), profitability, payment
    terms, promotion plan with the suppliers and market trends to identify
    changes of balance in buyer-supplier power.
  • Risk Management:
    Develop risk mitigation strategy through close monitoring of the market
    environment to minimize price risk/ capture opportunity. Assure
    compliance related to ethical and legal purchasing practices. Base the
    key business decisions on the level or risk involved in the action or
  • Budget Management: Input and hold responsibility for
    purchasing and cost estimating budgets. Prepare the annual Purchasing
    budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as
    ensuring compliance with customer and legal requirements. Manage the
    budget from identification to completion of projects
  • Supplier
    Management: Continue to develop new suppliers while maintaining a strong
    partnership & network to ensure continuous supply at the most
    efficient cost while driving quality improvements to support innovative
    new product launches. Ensure professional and consistent supplier
    management across the supply base in line with the purchasing policy.
  • Leadership:
    As a strong leader, establish clear and measurable objectives for the
    purchasing team and ensure they achieve the company and team’s
    short-term and long-term goals both financially and operational
    including achieving savings, managing contract implementation, and
    tracking impact.
  • Stakeholder Management: Internal stakeholder
    engagement remains key to understanding and meeting the organization’s
    needs. As a key representative for the company to engage with suppliers
    and external stakeholders affecting company purchasing strategies
  • People
    Management & Development: Create an open culture with collaboration
    across multi-disciplinary teams and significant stakeholders. Oversee
    the attraction of top talent to work within the commercial department,
    while developing and retaining talent. Ensure that appropriate
    performance management and succession planning is in place to guide and
    motivate a diverse team of high performing individuals to achieve our
    aggressive business growth goals.
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Minimum Qualifications & Desired Skills:

  • A degree holder in Purchasing and Supplies or Business Management. Master’s degree in related field will be ideal;
  • A minimum of 15 years experience, with at least 10 years in procurement / sourcing or purchasing and supply chain management;
  • Experience
    in category sourcing expertise in food ingredients and/or commodities
    with strong knowledge of the retail as 1st option /FMCG market and
    everyday essentials;
  • Prior experience working for leading retail
    chain as 1st option /FMCG/ Food & Beverage/ Personal Care /
    Consumer Packaged Goods or large retail chain company in a leadership
    role managing a diverse team;
  • Proven track record driving successful procurement or category strategies achieving cost and financial objectives & growth;
  • Proven record in efficient delivery of low-cost business model strategies and tactical execution;
  • Previous success in driving transformation or change management ideal;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills;

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Preferred Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of Business Intelligence Tools e.g., Power BI, Tableau, Data Studio etc;
  • Advanced knowledge of excel analysis and data modelling skills e.g., Power Query, Power Pivot;
  • Advanced
    knowledge of data wrangling/cleansing tools – ETL (Extract Transform
    Load) techniques such as Get and Transform in ms excel;
  • Additional knowledge of MySQL would be an advantage but not a requirement;
  • Advanced Presentation skills including MS PowerPoint.


Competencies & Key Skills:

  • Strategic Leadership;
  • Commercial Acumen;
  • A knack for Problem Solving;
  • Analytical Thinking;
  • Stakeholder Management;
  • Strong Negotiation Skills;
  • Tech Savvy;
  • Ability to work autonomously.

About the Company:
Trading Group is the largest agricultural-commodity supply chain
company in East and Southern Africa. The Company originates (buys) crops
at farm gate “up country” in over 25 African countries, aggregates and
processes them in a network of proprietary facilities and exports them
internationally. Using this infrastructure in reverse, the Company
imports fertilizer and rice, breaks bulk and processes them, and
distributes them to smallholders.

ETG Digital Platforms (Kyosk)
is building the future of the retail of everyday essentials and access
to financial services in Africa, starting from Kenya.

Digital Services limited is a tech-led platform that connects informal
retailers who retail in kiosks and other similar retail outlets directly
to fast-moving consumer goods companies (FMCGs) by communicating demand
from retail outlets directly to FMCGs and their distributors and
managing the delivery of the goods to the kiosks.



digital ordering and delivery platform – Kyosk, ensures that these
retail outlets get access to stock at competitive prices and have them
delivered directly to them. FMCGs find the traditional distribution
chain to be inadequate as well, making it expensive for them to serve
kiosk-type retail outlets, leading to high incidences of product
stock-outs and lost sales opportunities. By providing FMCGs with good
data visibility, we solve this major problem of theirs.

If you
want to become a business leader in the emerging digital technology
space and join a rapidly growing company of passionate and determined
individuals with a singular will to win, Kyosk Digital is the
organization for you.
Apply by: Feb. 28, 2023.


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