Category Manager – Network, Hardware, PPE & Specialized Equipment Employment Opportunity – Umeme

Organisation: Umeme
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Procurement
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 – Network, Hardware, PPE & Specialized equipment will
primarily develop and implement category strategies in line with
business plans.
Key Duties and
  • 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
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Umeme Category Manager – Network, Hardware, PPE
    & Specialized equipment 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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