Supply Chain Planning Manager Employment Opportunity - Umeme

Organisation: Umeme
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Supply Chain

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 Supply Chain Planning Manager will perform regular forecasting of category requirements based on user department plans and usage analysis. The jobholder will provide information to users to improve cost forecasting for budgeting purposes. The incumbent serves as the primary contact between procurement and user departments.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Coordinates with user departments to align Supply Chain Management (SCM) plans and forecasts for goods, materials and services requirements.
  • The jobholder will also review goods, materials and service requirement plans from users and update the procurement team
  • Support the procurement planning process by liaising with users for timely submission of relevant data to the Procurement Manager in line with Service Level Agreements
  • Provide the SCM team with periodic updates on the pipeline for capital projects, maintenance activities and other key activities for resource and category planning.
  • Oversee the analysis of purchase requisitions from user departments to assess buying requirements before allocation to the respective category leads for purchase.
  • Confirm budget availability for material and services requirements from user departments before sourcing Generate, maintain and  update goods, materials and service planning reports in line with the business needs and SCM policies as required by the Head of Supply Chain and other stakeholders, within agreed timelines.
  • Provide leadership and performance management support to the SCM planning team and escalate performance issues. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Umeme Supply Chain Planning Manager job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Procurement, Business Administration (Finance), Statistics or an associated
  • Possessions of 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.) or Strategic planning
  • 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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