07 July 2017

Category Manager – Administration & Support Employment Opportunity - Umeme

Organisation: Umeme
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Procurement Manager

About US:
Umeme is the largest electricity distribution company in Uganda, with a mandate of operating, maintaining, upgrading and expanding the electricity distribution network, retailing electricity to its customers, improving efficiency within the electricity distribution system. Umeme Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange and cross-listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange since 2012. Umeme has over 620,000 customers of which 20% are on pre-paid metering, a staff complement of 1,400 employees and has over the last 9 years invested US$ 271 m in the electricity distribution system.

Job Summary: The Category Manager – Administration & Support will primarily develop and implement category strategies in line with business plans.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will conduct baseline spend analyses for the category.
  • Formulate category plans and strategies in line with business needs and ensure fulfilment as per users’ goods, materials and services.
  • Implement the category management framework in line with the procurement processes, policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the process of defining user specifications and requirements for services and materials within the category.
  • Develop supplier key performance indicators (KPIs) and targets in line with agreed contract terms of reference (TORs) for monitoring by the contracts and performance management team.
  • The incumbent will also continuously analyze the category market to develop in-depth knowledge and guide the business on the most efficient sourcing and buying strategies for a specific category.
  • Execute the tendering, procurement and disposal processes for goods and services for the category in line with the policies and procedures of the company.
  • Manage optimal supply and availability of specific category items in liaison with the inventory management team and relevant stakeholders to minimize over-stocking and stock-outs.
  • Work closely with the inventory manager and follow up with suppliers for goods that require repair/warranty or rejection in line with the irregularity or delivery report.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Umeme Category Manager – Administration & Support job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Procurement, Business Administration (Finance), Statistics or an associated discipline.
  • Possession of a Postgraduate qualification in procurement and Supply Chain Management such as Master’s Degree in a Supply Chain Management field, Chartered Institute of
  • Procurement & Supply (CIPS), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) etc.
  • A minimum of four years of related working experience in an SCM role, two of which should have been spent in a supervisory role 

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to fill out the online form at the link below.


Deadline: 13th July 2017 at 5.00PM.


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