Procurement Manager Job Opportunity - Living Goods (LG)


Job Title:              Procurement Manager
Organisation: Living Goods (LG)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Manager, Regional Supply Chain

About US:
Living Goods (LG) seeks to improve the lives of tens of millions of underserved customers by revolutionizing the way community health is delivered in the developing world.  To do this, Living Goods not only grows its own business operations, but also dramatically magnifies its impact through large-scale partnerships.  Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights.

Job Summary: The Procurement Manager will lead our supplier bidding, evaluation, selection, and monitoring in Uganda.  

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Select suppliers.  You will identify local companies to supply goods and services.  You will also maintain and update a list of pre-qualified suppliers for all goods and services required by the organization
  • Manage Uganda Procurement.  Determine, in accordance with the procurement policy and processes, the correct sourcing strategy based on the value and the nature of the goods or services required. Lead the development of Request for Quotations (RfQ), Invitations to Bids (ITB) or Request for Proposals (RfP) in collaboration with the requester or relevant technical referent(s). Ensure Request for Quotations or other sourcing documents are circulated in a transparent way that guarantee competitive sourcing
  • Plan & strategize. Engage user departments to develop monthly procurement plans for business operations needs.  Prepare monthly cash forecasts for his or her department. Develop quarterly demand forecast for inventory items. Contribute to the development of sourcing strategies that reduces supply risk while leveraging volumes to obtain the lowest price
  • Ensure quality.  Ensure that after-sale services and guarantees for goods and services are applied and respected by suppliers.  Implement Living Goods’ Quality Management processes.
  • Measure performance. Develop and update supplier performance monitoring tools and processes.  For all suppliers contracted by Living Goods collect information on responsiveness, lead-time, on-time-delivery, quality, and accuracy. 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Living Goods Procurement Manager job should have Procurement credibility – Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years experience in procurement or supply chain management.  Strong ability to understand and follow procedures.  Solid knowledge of procurement processes.
  • Problem solving.  You can recognize potential financial and ethical problems.  You have the resourcefulness  to resourcefulness to know how to help solve them.
  • Accountable.  We want someone who takes responsibility for their actions and follow through on commitments.  You have flawless integrity and strong sense of ethics.
  • Project management skills. You are well-organized.  You set deadlines and manage projects from start to finish.
  • Team player.  You play well with others enjoy seeing the impact of our work as a team.
  • Multitasks.  You’re able to juggle multiple tasks at once while ‘staying calm and carrying on.’  You think strategically, handle ambiguity and work well in a multicultural environment.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online at the web link below.


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