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Sourcing Manager Employment Opportunity - Duma Works


Job Title:  Sourcing Manager
Organisation: Duma Works
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda.
Reports to: CTO

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 sourcing manager will be responsible for handling the company’s end to end sourcing operations. You are someone who cares deeply about improving livelihoods in Africa. You bring more than passion to the role: you have the grit and resilience to do this work. You have deep sourcing and management expertise, and you’re excited about being hands-on, without getting lost in the weeds. You are a problem-solver, a direct and candid communicator, and a thoughtful change agent who understands that there are tensions to balance in this kind of diverse organization. You are a natural manager able to guide our sourcing strategy and management while working in a complex, constantly changing and resource-constrained environment. You are eager for the challenge of shaping the future of this organization. You have the skills to provide clear, consistent international and local sourcing leadership for a fast growing social enterprise, and the nimbleness to respond to continual innovation and increased demands for performance. You inspire excellence with your team, building a sense of shared values and goals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Sourcing:
  • Through understanding of the procurement environment ensure quality product and service suppliers are selected and continuous improvements in supplier relationships; through this and smooth procurement processes sourcing shall ensure the teams increasing value addition to the company. You shall use data available through tracking of the teams activities to enable improved contract negotiations and supplier management.
Stock Management:
  • Accurate forecasting of stock and payments to enable required products for sale and cash requirements within budget.
  • You identify the key ordering options available and their positive and negative impacts, driving strategic decisions and solutions on cash and stock.
Order Management
  • Product orders on time and managed successfully across suppliers and shipment to prevent delays and ensure arrival on time and in budget at the company’s country offices.
  • You identify trends in the data, creating and rolling out key strategic solutions to enabled improved order process.
Guidance/ Team Leadership
  • You work to develop the team through processes and personnel, creating an effective working environment and optimal performance, reported weekly to your director.
  • You create management structures that allow for full transparency on team performance and management of tasks.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Sourcing Manager must hold a BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration. Additional relevant certification and higher education highly preferred
  • Proven work experience as a sourcing manager preferably with a sizable company across countries
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management and relevant software
  • Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgment
  • Strong project management and leadership skills
  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships
  • Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data. Advanced excel skills.
  • Solid judgement with ability to make good decisions
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Proven financial and treasury management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team

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 “3416”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 3416 Okedi Jonathan, +2567xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

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: 20th July 2018

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