Supply Chain Assistant Manager – Opticom Kenya Limited – Nairobi

Main Duties & Responsibilities
Preparing plans for the purchase of equipment, services, and supplies.
Following and enforcing the company’s procurement policies and procedures.
Reviewing, comparing, analyzing, and approving products and services to be purchased.
Managing inventories and maintaining accurate purchase and pricing records.
Maintaining and updating supplier information such as qualifications, delivery times, product ranges, etc.
Maintaining good supplier relations and negotiating contracts.
Researching and evaluating prospective suppliers.
Develop a collaborative relationship with suppliers to improve availability and reduce supply chain costs.
Drive Supply Chain efficiencies.
Build and maintain an open full collaborative relationship with all stakeholders.
Continuous improvement on replenishment strategy and inventory.
Ensure the alignment of the catalog and product information.
Ensure that the supply chain processes are aligned between the customer and the Business Unit, and define a dashboard with the shared indicators.
Build external relationships with suppliers and support high-level supplier relationships fueling supplier performance improvement.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Minimum of a University Degree in a relevant field with Supply Chain qualification.
Minimum 4 years of industry experience in a Supply Chain environment preferably in an FMCG.
Strong Microsoft Office skills with ERP will be an added advantage.
Expertise in Customer Supply Chain / Supply Chain knowledge /Customer Care.
Commercial Knowledge/knowledge of General Terms of Trade.
Able to think strategically see the big picture and be self-driven.
Ability to participate in the closure of complex supply chain problems.
Excellent communication skills (written & oral); able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences through all levels and diverse experience and knowledge in Information systems.
Problem solving, decision making, and negotiation skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and a team worker.
Proven creativity, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Method of Application
I&M House, 5th Floor, 2nd Ngong Avenue,
Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya.
P.O. BOX 4822-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
020 7909011 / 020 2686857