Graduate Jobs – Stanbic Bank

Title:   Graduate
Organisation: Stanbic Bank
  Kampala, Uganda
Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is a
subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited which is in turn owned by
Standard Bank Group Limited (“the Group”), Africa’s leading banking and
financial services group. The Standard Bank Group is the leading banking group
focused on emerging markets. It is the largest African banking group ranked by
assets and earnings. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is the largest bank in Uganda
by assets and market capitalization. It offers a full range of banking services
through two business units; Personal and Business Banking (PBB), and Corporate
and Investment Banking (CIB).
Job Summary: The Graduate
will be responsible for the overall planning, management and delivery of all
Procurement, Vendor Relations & Contract management functions in accordance
with the Bank’s policies and procedures to achieve the Bank’s strategic
objectives. The incumbent will be required to perform an integral function in
assisting GVM&P in effecting sound operational governance and control, as
they relate to internal policy or adherence to external regulation
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Strategic Execution:
Actively participate as a key member of the
in-country Senior Management team, providing strategic and operational
management input, feedback, solutions and innovation from a Procurement
Develop, implement and drive the in-country
Procurement strategy and its goals; monitor the effectiveness of the
implemented strategy, plans, processes, and standards and revise them on an
on-going basis
Assist their Team Leaders in defining their specific
strategies and goals  in line with the
Central Procurement strategies
Ensure that the Procurement team is effective and
efficient in delivering practical, timeous and cost effective services that
meet business needs and enable improved business performance
Customer Service & Stakeholder Management
Sell their in-country Procurement services and
solutions to all relevant stakeholders and facilitate the necessary mind-set
changes; stand up for their views and ideas when necessary and play the role of
trusted advisor within their country of operation 
·Technically support
in the receipt of feedback on the service provision of the external service
providers, and management of the feedback to ensure compliance
Evaluate the perceptions of their in-country
Procurement functions and services to ensure that the services are positively
reflected with both internal and external stakeholders; collate feedback and
integrate it into the development of new and enhanced services and behaviours
Build and strengthen working relationships with all
relevant external stakeholders in order to secure the necessary customer
relationships and benefits
Identify, implement and monitor all key related
metrics and performance measures across the team; this includes the delivery
and monitoring of SLA’s (internal and external providers)
Attend and participate in all relevant GVM&P
forums and Management meetings.
Operational Performance:
Plan, review, co-ordinate all Tender Committee
activities, actions and decisions; and the required reporting
Execute the sourcing of goods and services through a
supply chain management process that maximizes value, in line with business
Actively monitor, supervise and coordinate
procurement and contract execution, implementation, delivery and guidance in
support of the procurement strategy and the business expectations
Policy Management
Ensuring that any governance documentation
applicable to the business area (including Master Service Agreements, Service
Level Agreements, Policies, Mandates, Delegations of Authority etc) are in
Ensure the production and review of the relevant
governance structures and documentation, frameworks, of policies and procedures
relevant to Procurement
Regulatory oversight which involves the following;
Take ownership and oversight of any remedial work
programme that closes out any non-regulatory compliance
Ensure timely implementation of any requirements
that will clearly demonstrate to internal and external stakeholders that all
regulatory directives are being followed correctly.
Risk management across all initiatives including
audit and compliance involvement
Value management which involves the following;
Strive to influence a continual reduction in costs
within the procurement environment
Ensure that delivery and execution of Governance
strategic goals are effective, practical and efficient.
Effectively manage service providers to ensure that
all procurements are delivered according to the agreed specifications and
Proactively anticipate, coordinate and manage
stakeholders’ procurement needs, identify potential crises and devise
contingency plans
Reporting and Cost Management:
Develop and monitor their in-country Procurement
Capex and Opex budgets, ensuring that all services are delivered within the
estimates defined in the Budgets;
Report on actual expenditure against budget,
including variance reporting and providing commentary on variances when
Manage and control all administration and cost
management for Procurement in-country, within authority limits; drive the
generation of ideas that influence the reduction of operating costs
Ensure the appropriate billing and payment of
external service providers is as per work done, and mandate, and within SLA
Provide comfort and evidence to the Leadership Team
that we have adequate awareness and control to ensure we meet internal and
external standards of governance and regulation.
Actively monitor delivery metrics in order to
identify early warning signs that may cause failure as well as to identify
optimisation opportunities.
Implement the Bank’s procurement system, policies
and procedures; and initiate reviews where necessary, taking advantage of
applicable world-class supply chain management concepts and keeping a high
level of integrity in the procurement function
People Management:
Provide guidance to and manage the performance and
behaviours of their teams, ensuring high levels of motivation, competence and
service orientation
Identify appropriate training and development
courses and initiatives to enable the team’s on-going growth and development
Performance Management, including recognition,
reward and poor performance management
Set performance targets for staff and monitor
performance against these
Resource Utilisation:
Ensures effective, efficient and optimal utilisation
of all resources (human and capital) to be responsive to competitive pressures,
changing market conditions, client needs and business strategies
Drive and facilitate the appropriate recruitment,
training and development
Self Development:
Identifies appropriate formal and occupational
(informal) training needs and courses (internal/external) to develop oneself
Up-Skills oneself regarding new products and
procedures through attendance of workshops/presentations and reading of
internal and external communications.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The ideal candidates for the Graduate Jobs must hold
relevant business Degrees
CIPS or equivalent Procurement professional
Extensive knowledge of Sourcing and Supplier
Management value chain
A minimum of five years working experience in senior
management of a Procurement function
Competency and experience on analysing supply chain
data (end to end), make informed decision base on current date and to predict
future trends base on current information.
Leadership/ management experience working with
individuals and teams from diverse cultures
Experience in working in multi-discipline teams,
fostering collaboration, team work and the delivery of improved business
Experience in managing people (direct and indirect
Working knowledge of Banking & FS Business
Stakeholder and Vendor Management
Business process outsourcing experience, data
analytics and a track record of delivering process improvements and cost
Project management experience
Budget and cost management
Understands the inter-dependencies between people,
systems, business and operational risks, and how to leverage these for optimal
project coordination and implementation.
to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the one
of Africa’s biggest Banking Groups, Standard Bank in the aforementioned
capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by visiting Link below.
7th October, 2015
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