Strategic Sourcing Manager – CIMERWA PPC

Key duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Head Supply Chain, the Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for the following:

? Take overall responsibility for the strategic sourcing management goals of the company and implement action items to ensure that those goals are achieved

? Manage and mentor staff encouraging professional growth & development

? Procurement of supplies and services and leading bidding process

? Responsible for negotiations for best possible cost service guarantee and develop “win-win” strategies that achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers

? Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry cost models

? Implement supplier agreements/contracts when beneficial by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on contract terms and conditions.

? Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and utilize emerging opportunities

? Maintain and develop supplier relationships (trade shows, supplier meetings, conferences, etc.)

? Participate in establishing short-term and long range planning and budget development of the company to support strategic business goals

? Develop a supplier management program with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals and improvement initiatives

? Establishes purchasing policies and ensures compliance within the

? Continuously improve productivity and efficiency of processes throughout the operational organization

? Lead department to develop forecasts for future demand and place orders in a timely fashion based upon vendor lead-time

? Develop and implement sourcing and supplier selection strategy domestically and internationally

? Excess and Obsolescence management

? Oversee staffing/recruiting/training /coaching of direct reports including performance reviews

? Understanding of market dynamics and having sound business judgement

? Estimate risks and apply risk minimizing techniques

? Discover and partner with trustworthy vendors and suppliers

? Determine quality and timing of deliveries of key spend

? Managing environmental conditions and logistics by sourcing materials in locations they are readily available or have easy access to transportation;

? Competitive differentiation from using suppliers with desired brand images

? Minimizing risk by engaging secondary and alternative suppliers and closely monitoring changes in factors such as product availability, quality, shipping, taxes, exchange rate and regulations.

? mitigating geopolitical instability by diversifying locations of suppliers and creating contingency plans for those in volatile areas;

? minimizing risk by engaging secondary and alternative suppliers and closely monitoring changes in factors such as product availability, quality, shipping, taxes, exchange rate and regulations.

Other responsibilities as may be allocated from time to time by the supervisor

Education and experience requirements

? Degree Business Administration, Supply Chain, Finance, Accounts, Strategic Sourcing, and Business Management with experience in Supply Chain, Procurement or related fields.

? At least 3-5 years relevant experience in the field of supply chain,
procurement, planning, project management, logistics and hands-on
experience in strategic sourcing.

Skilled in engaging, negotiating and managing international suppliers

Special Requirements

? Strong Preference for candidates with CIPS certificate
? Strong preference for some international sourcing experience.
? Strongly prefer some production part/component sourcing experience
? Ability to manage projects and establish clear goals and accountabilities to
ensure successful delivery (on time, within budget, meeting agreed upon success criteria)
? Knowledge of the legal terminology and language related to supplier and/or vendor agreements and contracts
? Strong project management and leadership skills
? Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships
? Comfortable with figures and collecting, analyzing and interpreting data
Solid judgement with ability to make good decisions
? Advanced systems skills and working knowledge of MS Office, with advanced excel knowledge
? Must have excellent presentation and communication skills
? Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda, with French working knowledge being an advantage
? Regular in-country travel required


Candidates interested in the above vacancy are required to submit their application Documents together with copies of the degrees certificates, detailed curriculum vitae and any other relevant certificates should be submitted at CIMERWA Ltd head office at KIMIHURURA, Gasabo District, and Kigali Province or at its liaison office at Bugarama, Rusizi District and/or at Email: [email protected] not later than Friday 16th October 2020

Note: Only successful Candidates will be contacted.

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