Procurement Manager, Construction Job Placement – Aga Khan University (AKU)

Organisation: Aga
Khan University (AKU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Project Director (AKU-East Africa) and Director, Materials Management Division
About US:
The Aga Khan
University (AKU) is a private, not-for-profit, international University first
established in 1983, with 13 teaching sites in 8 countries. It is a
non-denominational institution open to all, irrespective of religion,
ethnicity, gender or national origin. AKU has offers academic programmes in
nursing, medicine and education for and in countries in East Africa.
Job Summary:  The Procurement Manager, Construction will be
responsible for developing and implementing short- and medium-term procurement
plans for the Project Management Office (PMO) including construction
activities. He/ she will oversee the operations of the functional area with
their team, review and resolve policy issues of the multiple areas within a
department or division and make decisions subject to broad practices and
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop short- and medium-term procurement plans for the department
  • Oversee the provision of effective functional services such as;
  • Pre-qualification of contractors
  • Sourcing from local and international suppliers
  • Coordinate with users and project managers for tendering documents
  • Manage the bidding process
  • Prepare comparative analysis and recommendations
  • Lead negotiations with suppliers/ contractors
  • Monitor and evaluate suppliers/ contractors
  • Facilitate vetting of contracts through legal department
  • Liaise with internal and external parties for the importation/
    clearance of materials
  • Coordinate with group entities for group purchasing initiatives
  • Provide strategic planning support to the PMO for all supply chain
    activities that help in smooth running of overall operations -Plan,
    coordinate and direct activities of a coordinated supply support system
    involved in the evaluating, acquisition, receiving, storage and accounting
    of project supplies and equipment
  • Identify cost effective systems needed to support the projects,
    taking into account market trends, resource availability and changes in
    customers’ needs
  • Develop and implement integrated methods and systems for improving
    operational efficiency and controlling inventories
  • Promote a collaborative culture with other functions and
  • Provide leadership, problem solving support to others and direct
    reports to customers in a manner that facilitates the building of strong
  • Manage the recruitment retention and development of employees in the

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Procurement Manager, Construction should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in a relevant discipline. An additional degree (MBA) or an equivalent
    field is an added advantage
  • A minimum of eight to ten years of relevant professional experience,
    including 3 years in a managerial role and experience in managing
    construction-related procurement or projects
  • Ability to manage resources across multiple functions, including
    coaching, mentoring and developing employees Sophisticated negotiation
  • Ability to publicly support and adapt to major changes
  • Excellent organizational and influence skills
  • Ability to integrate information from diverse sources
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally within the company,
    as well as globally with suppliers
  • Excellent business acumen and analytical skills along with in-depth
    knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP)
  • Strong multi-tasking abilities in an extremely fast-paced
  • High level of integrity while performing assigned activities
How to Apply: 
All candidates
should send in their application packages which should include; an application
letter, an updated CV with testimonials, your name, postal and e—mail
addresses, telephone/fax numbers of three professional references, addressed to
the Human Resource and Administration Officer, Aga Khan University (AKU), P.O
Box 8842, Uganda
Email to:
Deadline: 1st March 2019
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