Local Procurement Specialist Employment Placement – Nile Breweries Limited

Organisation: Nile Breweries
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Vacancy Code: PS 1
About US:
Nile Breweries
Limited is a leading beverage company in Uganda and a subsidiary of SABMiller,
the second largest brewing group in the world.
Job Summary:  The Local Procurement Specialist will serve as the
primary point of contact for the internal customers for procurement related
questions, manage local purchasing requests in collaboration with the sourcing
and category management organisation and guarantee efficient contracts
implementation and acceptance on site, related to one or several sites.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Responsible for all local purchase requisitions
according to defined .strategies and frameworks (mainly for indirect
Keenly verify purchase request quality and correct
buying channel, align with end users on missing specification, check e-sourcing
feasibility and assign Spot Buyers to work on purchase request execution
Where routed from the helpdesk resolve claims and
issues with purchase request and purchase orders including issues related to
Clarify user requirements relating to free text
one-time purchases.
Technically support end user with assisted buying
including educating the user on buying channels
Actively facilitate, manage and escalate (where
appropriate) queries and issues to appropriate stakeholders and interfaces
(global or regional) according to collaboration models.
local, low value purchase requisitions:
Identify and guide customer on possible modification
from original requests (e.g. more cost efficient alternatives exists)
Identify potential suppliers based on local market
insights / through simple Request for Information
Request supplier quotes and execute negotiations (if
commercially viable)
Select a supplier according to the defined strategy
in the category
Handle all purchase orders
Follow-up on purchase orders, resolve Procurement
related client/supplier follow up questions and update Purchase Order
Assign suppliers for one-time low value purchases
Purchase Orders related to spot buys:
Oversee the requisition changes or close PO if no
longer needed
Manage PO changes: Upon supplier/user request to
amend POs, follow up with user/supplier to determine feasibility; change/modify
POs if needed, If no resolution can be achieved escalate to team lead and other
responsible persons using standard procedures
as the single point of contact for the Procurement function at a site or
Diffuse and ensure the respect of the procurement
Guarantee efficient use of the purchasing systems by
all users providing them assistance when necessary
Act as a link between the local users and the
procurement organisation
Build up solid information sharing and collaboration
routines with local Supply Managers to facilitate effective cross-functional
interactions for direct materials
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
Degree from an accredited University in Procurement and Logistics or Bachelor’s
Degree in Commerce with a bias in Procurement.
Possession of a recognised professional
qualification in procurement will be an added advantage
Membership of professional procurement body would be
Fluent in English and one major local language
High energy, integrity and attention to detail with
a balanced personality self- discipline and drive, conceptualizing and
innovative thinking, goal orientation and a strong output bias.
Proactive mindset, self-driven, self-starter and
with initiative; ability to communicate (verbal and written),
Go getter attitude
Computer literacy skills
Operational excellence and improvement bias
Good communicator across all levels within and
external to the organization with personal gravitas and credibility
Customer focused mind-set and approach
Demonstrable problem solving skills with an ability
to manage complexity and ambiguity
Excellent self-management practices
Highly proactive, energetic and committed
Flexible, adaptable and pragmatic
High tolerance for stress and managing the
operational realities of the business
Good Communication, Negotiation, Interpersonal, Decision
Making and Advisory skills
Cooperative behavior with other people.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should please send their updated CVs, which
should include details of email address (if any), present position, current
remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) referees plus
telephone contact. The complete applications and CV to: procurement.careers@sabmiller.com
and RecruitmentUG@ug.sabmiller.com
Key Notes:
Please merge the application letter , CV and
certificates as one document
Please clearly indicate the Vacancy number as the
subject for your email
Address to:
Human Resources
Business Partner- Finance, CAO & Administration,
Nile Breweries
P.O. Box 762,
Kampala Service
Deadline: 31st July, 2015

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