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11 July 2013

Logistics Jobs - Procurement Manager at Eskom Uganda

Organisation: Eskom Uganda
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Finance Director 

About Eskom:
Our client Eskom Uganda is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eskom Holdings South Africa and is registered as a limited liability company in Uganda. The company generates 42% of Uganda’s electricity and operates within a framework of four contracts and has its own board of directors.
Job Summary: The Procurement Manager will be responsible for the development of procurement policies and procedures and monitoring the implementation of the procurement cycle as per the company policies. Additionally, He / She will lead the company in establishing and maintaining professional, transparent and cost effective procurement practices.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Strategic Direction:
  • Update and develop procurement strategies that are relevant to the business.
  • Provide strategic leadership on new pronouncements & developments in procurement.
  • Provide inputs into the business strategic plans
2. Stakeholder Management:
  • Maintain constant liaison with existing and prospective suppliers.
  • Maintain constant liaison and  ensure alignment of EUL policies with those at Eskom Head office
  • Oversee the maintenance and updating of supplier database as per the procurement policies and procedures
  • Provide continuous education and awareness programmes and interventions for technical staff to facilitate policy and procedural compliance
  • Recommend and facilitate training for procurement committee members on a needs basis
3. Process Management:
  • In conjunction with the plant managers, establish priorities, lead times and procure goods and services accordingly
  • Ensure consistent application of appropriate procurement practices and strategies for all goods and services required by the company.
  • Provide administrative support to the various procurement committees
  • Design and monitor a system for contract management in the procurement process and provide technical support to user departments in contract management, in accordance with Eskom policies and procedures
4. Risk management & Compliance:
  • Continuously assess risks inherent in the procurement process and develop mitigation measures
  • Review the effectiveness of the mitigation measures and advise management on a continuous basis
  • Monitor compliance to the procurement process.
5. Support to staff and other managers:
  • Carry out mentoring and coaching for sectional members so as to improve their competences in line with EUL human resource manual
  • Advise management of EUL on procurement matters.

Personal Competencies:  Strategic decision-making, Leadership disposition, Negotiation skills, Planning and Organizing, Driving for Results, Ability to Delegate, Customer Focus, High Business Acumen, Exhibit Professional Commitment and Coaching

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:
  • The job applicant should possess a Bachelors Degree Procurement Studies
  • Professional procurement qualification i.e. CIPS
  • At least five years experience in the area of procurement and logistics
 How to Apply:
Please abide by these instructions else you may be bound to disqualification.
  • Write an Application letter and CV/Resume.
  • Merge these two documents into one document in either word or PDF format.
  • Please do not attach or send any scanned documents. These are sometimes too large for our inbox.
  • Send your application, please click "Apply to Position" 
  • Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly

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