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Group Procurement Manager

Company Difco Group
Location Ferzol
Reports to Top Management
Manages Procurement Team
Type Full Time

Job Purpose

The Group Procurement Manager is responsible for managing the company’s supply of products and services. 
In addition, the Group Procurement Manager's duties also include coming up with the best strategies to cut back on procurement costs so that the business can invest in expansion, as well as identifying the best deals and suppliers that fit the company's objectives. 

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Set and monitor procurement policies and procedures. 
  • Establish departmental KPIs and manage the procurement team.
  • Manage the complete product acquisition process, including contract negotiations and price sourcing.
  • Define the product needs based on the demands of the market, such as quality and packaging while ensuring that every item purchased complies with the necessary quality requirements and specifications.
  • Develop cost estimates and budget management. 
  • Identify problems and implement solutions to improve the purchasing process. 
  • Supervise and approve purchase orders of goods and services respecting the procurement policy and procedures.
  • Maintain a challenging and inspiring culture within the department by offering support, training, and other initiatives.
  • Coordinate with relevant departments to manage inventory requirements.
  • Create and implement successful sourcing plans for raw materials, packaging materials, expensive projects, and spare parts.
  • Monitor business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company critical goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery times. 
  • Lead main organizational projects such as marketing promotions and events. 
  • Perform risk assessments on potential contracts and agreements.
  • Negotiate contracts with forwarders and clearing agents in coordination with Supply Chain Manager.
  • Oversee the operations and daily activities of the purchasing department. 

Competencies

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or related degree. 
  • MBA is a plus. 

Experience

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience preferably in a FMCG industry

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong stakeholder management – experienced in influencing and building strong, value-adding relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to develop strong relationships and networks to build category and industry knowledge
  • Strong management and leadership skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.