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Senior Procurement Officer Job Placement - SolarNow

Job Title:         Senior Procurement Officer  
Organisation: SolarNow
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Procurement Manager

About SolarNow:
SolarNow is a distribution and finance company that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda. The company started in 2011 and has since opened 47 branches throughout Uganda, 12 more branches in Kenya, and employs over 800 people.

Job Summary: The Senior Procurement Officer will be responsible for the timely procurement of goods and services for SolarNow Services Uganda, ensuring cost effectiveness commensurate with quality. All purchases shall be in accordance with Solar Now standard practices and all state laws. The incumbent will promote and maintain a high level of communication and liaison with the external supplier community and SN departments.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Supplier Identification:
  • Find and review potential suppliers of stock items to be bought locally and internationally to ensure quality products from suppliers under good terms, e.g. Credit. and present your review in a structured report to enable effective decision making.
  • Procurement Projects: Review opportunities for improving Procurement, such as changing local supplier or moving to bulk purchase of an item.
Stock Management:
  • Forecasting: Review and understand past and future stock movements at SolarNow, through which you work on accurate forecasting of order requirements for products sourced internationally.
  • Payment Planning: You review order requirements to enable accurate cash requirement planning across months, you further ensure that cash requirement is within constraints given by finance
Order Management:
  • Overview: Track all orders made against key requirements set in the order overview to enable accurate tracking of orders and supplier management. You identify key trends in the data tracked and share ideas with your manager for improvements.
  • Order Placement: Get quotations from suppliers for orders, based on the forecast, and ensure accurate paperwork to place orders within a risk free Procurement environment.
  • Order Production, Inspection and Shipping: You work with the supplier and chosen shipping agents to ensure no delays and correct paperwork during the order process.
  • Review of shipping in a structured report to enable effective decision making. Use the information from shipping reports to actively identify alternatives
Management and Coaching.
  • Reporting: Prepare weekly report on time to enable accurate tracking of your work and the Procurement team
  • Quality Assurance: Review work done by Junior Officers to ensure it meets requirements.
  • Performance Monitoring: Track and review the performance of Junior Officers to ensure optimal team performance
  • Mentoring and Coaching: Support the development of Junior Officers through

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a degree in Bachelors in Procurement and supply Chain management, Procurement and Logistics or similar field.
  • Certified Professional Purchaser accreditation is a must.
  • Client/Customer Awareness.
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Listening Skills
  • Organizing/planning ability
  • Personal work ethic
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Integrity
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Team work and relation building ability
  • Excellent communication skills

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to the Human Resource Manager, SolarNow Uganda Services via e-mail to with their updated CVs (no other documents).

Deadline: 27th April 2018

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