Procurement Manager Job Opportunity – Living Goods (LG)

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
  • 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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