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Senior Procurement Officer Job Placement - Duma Works


Organisation: Duma Works
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Duma Works is changing the way people think about hiring.  They are efficiently connecting employers and potential hires through our mobile platform, we make finding that perfect person a fun experience, allowing businesses to grow and job seekers to access new opportunities. Duma Works is a recruiting platform that fuses traditional human-centered recruiting and an interactive digital process to simplify how growing businesses hire top talent on the African continent. Since 2012, hundreds of employers all over East Africa have used DUMA Works to save time and money when identifying qualified job candidates. They are recruiting for a valuable client, a distribution and finance company that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Senior Procurement Officer will be responsible for the timely procurement of goods and services ensuring cost effectiveness commensurate with quality.
All purchases shall be in accordance with company 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 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 alternative 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 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s 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
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity.
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Team work and relation building ability
  • Good communication skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter and detailed CVs via E-mail to:  apply@jobs.dumaworks.com with the subject line as “3342”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 3342 Okedi Jonathan, +2567xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through. You may also apply online at the link below.


N.B: You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test. If you have any issues with the process, please reach out to +254702093793.

Deadline: 31st May 2018

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