Foster Clark Company Limited

Procurement Associate

  • Basis:  Full-Time
  • Closing Date:  23 Jul, 2022
  • Job Ref:  KMP-73462

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, the Procurement Associate is responsible for the sourcing, negotiating deals and buying of indirect materials and services. Support all the operating units on the ground in order to provide the best possible service to all business units and provide timely delivery of requirements.

Key accountabilities

  • Strategic
    • Develop, validate, communicate and implement sourcing strategies for categories managed at the plant level
    • Perform competitive bidding
    • Plan and perform negotiations
    • Manage supplier relationships
    • Develop and sign commercial agreements
    • Manage supplier interventions
  • Operational
    • Monitor vendor performance across plants and plant relationships
    • Ensure materials are contracted for supplying plants while meeting their requirements for quality, delivery and performance in line with the sourcing strategies
    • Provide driver and storekeeper with the required prioritisation and tasks at hand to ensure the most effective route and time management
  • Latitude
    • Variation in work sequence and routine

Ideal candidate profile

  • Education
    • Diploma level
  • Experience
    • Minimum 2 years experience in procurement
  • Key technical skills
    • Business requirements analysis
    • Organizing workflow in the best sequence
    • Procurement categories spend analysis
    • Negotiations skills
    • Competitive bidding
    • Supplier relationships management
    • Contract management and development
    • Vendor Risk assessment and management
    • Control practices in procurement
    • Manufacturing knowledge
    • Project management
    • ERP system knowledge
    • Procurement processes and policies knowledge
  • Key competencies
    • Judgement and decision making
    • Drive for results
    • Action orientation
    • Customer service orientation
    • Teamwork
    • Influencing and impact including conflict management
    • Verbal and written communication
    • Monitoring and measuring