Senior Procurement Officer Job Placement – SolarNow

Job Title:         Senior
Procurement Officer 
Organisation: SolarNow
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Procurement
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
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
    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
  • 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 tra
    cking 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 pl
    orders within a risk free Procurement environment.
  • Order Production, Inspection and
    : You work with the supplier and chosen
    shipping agents to ensure no delays and correct paperwork during the order
  • 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 tea
  • Quality Assurance: Review
    work done by Junior Officers to ensure it meets
  • Performance Monitoring: Track and
    review the performance of Junior Officers to ensure optimal team
  • Mentoring and Coaching: Support
    the development of
    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
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Organizing/planning
  • 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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