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Job by Safaricom Ethiopia 

Safaricom Ethiopia  invites qualified and competent applicants to apply for the following vacant Post.

Job title: Category Sourcing Manager (Technology) Internal/External

Job Summary:

Drive Procurement value in the IT and/or Networks categories by effectively managing the purchasing cycle including building category strategies, end-to-end tendering process, negotiating and managing supplier contracts, and ensuring that in all circumstances the Company secures the best service/product for the best economical price within the outsourced technology services, while ensuring compliance to procurement policies and procedures.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

  • Drive category management within supply chain with emphasis on category sourcing
  • Develop category sourcing strategies that deliver optimal procurement value for assigned categories
  • Carry out sourcing activities and deliver optimal pricing and terms, to meet business needs in a timely manner
  • Carry out sourcing activities as needed to select suppliers in a timely manner to meet business needs.
  • Maintain knowledge database of supplier’s markets, sub-categories, capabilities, technology, cost analysis and key performance indicators for goods and services
  • Negotiate and facilitate implementation of short and long-term agreements with suppliers
  • Monitor the performance of suppliers to ensure they deliver quality goods & services as per contract/purchase order.
  • Develop and implement supplier catalogues/pricelists within the ERP system to facilitate user self-service
  • Develop and implement cost optimization measures in liaison with budget holders and suppliers
  • Enforce governance and controls and ensure all sourcing and contract management activities adhere to established policies and procedures in procurement processes
  • Train, coach and advise users on the procurement process and be their trusted advisor.

Job Requirement

  • Degree in Technology, Engineering or ICT (information and communications technology)
  • A Graduate Diploma Qualification in Supply chain management will be an added advantage
  • At least 5-7 years’ technology/engineering or procurement experience.
  • Place of work: Addis Ababa

How to Apply

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, kindly proceed to update your candidate profile on the career portal and then Click on the apply button. Remember to attach your resume.

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NB: The closing date for receiving applications is Monday, January 8, 2024.

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