We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Procurement Department within Finance Division.

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Category Sourcing Manager
Ref: CM-FIN- MAY -2011

Reporting to Senior Manager-Purchasing, the job holder will effectively manage the purchasing cycle, ensuring that procurement policies and procedures are complied with, negotiating and managing supplier contracts and end-to-end tendering process as well as ensuring that in all circumstances Safaricom secures the best service/product for the best economical price within the Outsourced services.

Key Responsibilities
  • Define, implement and manage the entire category sourcing strategy and align it to the overall Business Strategy;
  • Develop and maintain category sourcing framework that defines specific items parameters;
  • Identify and analyze initiatives for projected savings (jointly with user departments and suppliers);
  • Provide business strategy support & Value Delivery through fulfillment of immediate business Strategic requirements;
  • Enhance internal customer self service and building internal customer relationships;
  • Manage contracted vendors relationships development through structured a framework;
  • Drive compliance and Risk Management through ISO Audits, process/procedure reengineering, analysis/ reviews and adherence to regulatory requirements;
  • Conduct Business Continuity Management for strategic supplies through self assessment and audits;
  • Negotiate and close sourcing agreements /contracts with suppliers;
  • Maintain supply market awareness, intelligence and related trends in order to assess present and future category items availability;
  • Development, maintenance ,verification and updating of information in master database;
  • Optimization of Procurement to Pay process through development and implementation of business improvement;
  • Develop and fully implement supplier catalogues/pricelists /source lists within the ERP system.
Minimum requirements
  • Degree in Technology, Engineering, Business or similar qualification;
  • Post Graduate Diploma Qualification in Supply Chain Management (CIPS);
  • At least 8 years experience in procurement with (two year of which should be in category sourcing management;
  • Excellent understanding of category sourcing strategies, prequalification and vetting of suppliers, development of tender documentation and tendering processes, procurement performance management tools ,skills in management of suppliers performance, international sourcing/ commercial relationships and supply contract management;
  • Very Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Team player with excellent influencing skills;
  • High level of Initiative and self-drive;
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills;
  • Very strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain relationship with all stake holders.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below.

The deadline for application is Tuesday 7th June 2011.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd
Nairobi
Via E-mail to: hr@safaricom.co.ke

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We are pleased to announce the following vacancy within the Finance Division.

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Senior Manager - Purchasing
Ref: SMP –MAY 2011

Reporting to the HOD-Procurement, the Senior Manager- Purchasing will be primarily responsible for managing the purchasing cycle, ensuring that procurement policies and procedures are complied with, negotiating and managing supplier contracts and end-to-end tendering process as well as ensuring that in all circumstances Safaricom secures the best service/product for the best economical price.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform / Support Contract analysis and risk evaluation to ensure compliance on company contracts;
  • Provide support in sourcing strategy development, supply base rationalization and implementation;
  • Perform / support contract analysis and risk evaluation;
  • Facilitate implementation and negotiate long term agreements and / or partnerships;
  • Maintain knowledge database of supplier’s markets, sub-categories, capabilities, technology, cost analysis and key performance indicators;
  • Development and Managing outsource services and Service Providers
  • Develop and fully implement long term supply agreements for key strategic high value items and services for the company
  • Ensure harmonization of prices of goods and services procured by the company from various suppliers at different times;
  • Develop and implement cost reduction targets in liaison with budget holders and suppliers
  • Define and manage key supplier relationships to deliver target performance in cost, service and quality, including technical input to negotiations on strategically significant contracts, negotiation.
  • Develop and implement a company-wide supplier certification process in alignment with supplier partnership strategies
  • Manage the purchasing budget –monitor expenditure through the development and implement monitoring templates and Logs for cost savings, Spend tracking and cost drivers, prices movements as compared to the market.
  • Ensure compliance with Legal and statutory and country of supply legal requirements as relates to procurement practices;
  • Lead, develop and motivate staff to ensure they meet and exceed set objectives and customer expectations.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree in Technology, Engineering, Business or similar qualification;
  • At least a Graduate Diploma Qualification in Supply chain management;
  • At least 10 years experience in procurement and supply chain Strong leadership in a complex environment with high interdepartmental dependencies;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills Analytical skills;
  • Team player with excellent influencing skills;
  • High level of Initiative and self-drive;
  • Team player with excellent influencing skills;
  • Strong collaboration and partnering skills.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below by Tuesday 7th, June 2011.

The Senior Manager - Talent Acquisition,
Safaricom Limited.
Via email to: hr@safaricom.co.ke

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highly successful public relations agency seeks the services of a highly motivated and energetic individual to fill the position of a Administrative Assistant / (PA) to the MD of the organization.

Responsibilities:
  • Minding of the day-to-day events and helping run the office
  • Monitoring of print media and preparing monthly reports
  • Attending to the daily office routine and drafting out letters and other correspondences e.g. replying to routine memos, letters, customer queries etc.
  • Attending to the Company’s and MD’s visitors
  • Organizing for meetings, venues, and coordinating all the necessary logistics.
  • Assist in procurement of office stationery
  • Coordinate incoming calls, general e-mails and correspondences and to ensure both are dealt with on a timely basis.
  • To present a professional image when acting on behalf of the Company to clients, subscribers and other organizations.
  • Managing Petty Cash as may be required.
  • To introduce and maintain appropriate systems to ensure good office administration.
  • Keeping confidential matters confidential
Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Business Administration or similar qualifications.
  • Good level of competence in all computer packages; MS Word, Power-point, Excel and other packages.
  • 3 years experience as a PA to a CEO or a similar senior management position.
Personal Skills and Attributes:
  • Experience in a secretarial role will be an added advantage
  • Good command of English and Kiswahili languages
  • Well developed organizational and analytical skills
  • Work well both as an individual and as part of a team
  • Self motivated and able to work on own initiative
  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload
  • A flexible and imaginative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to work under pressure
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all matters pertaining to the office
  • Leadership skills with high self awareness
Applicants should submit their CV to email address: info@tell-em-pr.com marked with the job titles on the subject line.

Closing date: 17th June 2011

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We are a leading distributor of Security Solutions in Kenya, with presence all over the East Africa region.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, focused and results oriented Integrated Solutions Engineer

Job Responsibilities

Security Systems Solution Design and installation
  • Provide technical direction for deployment of Security Systems including Intrusion Detection, CCTV,
  • Periphery Deterrent & Detection, Access control, and Fire Alarms.
  • Engage in survey, design, systems integration, and installation for customer’s engagement from definition phase through to commissioning.
  • Apply significant knowledge of Security Industry trends and developments to improve service to customers.
  • Review and supervise technical surveys and solutions
  • Recognize system design deficiencies and implement effective solutions.
Technical Management
  • Create and execute development and training plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements of the Technical Department.
  • Advice the Managing Director on projects and technical development staff matters.
  • Ensure that all installation projects are priced profitably
  • Manage technical recourses within budget and project schedules
  • Own project installation lifecycle for all projects and take responsibility for managing technical risks throughout the projects.
  • Enforce installation standards and ensure that all projects are commissioned successfully
  • Mentor technical team members to focus on customer satisfaction
  • Consistently deliver high-quality services to customers.
Communication
  • Facilitate engineers/Technicians and customer meetings effectively.
  • Hold regular status meetings with Technical team.
  • Keep Technical team well informed of changes within the organization and general company news.
  • Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized technical presentations.
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion.
  • Communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.
  • Knowledge base of each customer's business, systems and objectives.
Internal Operations
  • Suggest areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions.
  • Lead internal technical teams/task forces.
  • Review the status reports of Technical team members and addresses issues as appropriate.
  • Comply with and help to enforce standard company policies and procedures.
Person Specifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering or IT
  • Micro Certified Engineer
  • Minimum 2 -3 year experience.
  • Business Analysis and Modeling knowledge, applying technical solutions to business processes
  • Sound understanding of security systems an added advantage
  • Experience in managing staff and developing project teams is essential
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to communicate effectively with customers to identify needs and evaluate alternative technical solutions.
  • Analytical and keen to detail
  • Ability to build and inspire people
All applicants should address their application & CV’s to the Human Resource & Admin Manager

Please send all applications by 10th June 2011 to hr@securityworldtech.com.

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