Procurement Manager – British Council: Nairobi

The British Council are hiring
The British Council are hiring

The British Council in Nairobi has a vacancy for a Procurement Manager in the finance department. This role is at the 7 pay band and is for an indefinite length contract.

Location: Nairobi

Department: Finance

Job Category: Procurement

Pay Band: Pay Band 7/F

Length of Contract: Indefinite

Purpose of job

The Procurement Manager role is key and holds overall responsibility for managing procurement for all teams (local and regional) based in British Council Kenya. The post holder will lead on all aspects of procurement and will ensure that the procurement strategy is followed and that commercial and professional good practice is adopted across all teams.

Main Duties and Responsibilities (including people management and finance)

Suppliers/vendors: Supplier approval process through the application of a thorough qualification process.
Procurement strategy: Leads the sourcing process and design specific tendering strategy in line with the British Council global policy including tendering, negotiating and awarding the contracts; managing the supplier and stakeholder relationships; developing the evaluating criteria and evaluating the bidder responses; running bidder clarification workshops, managing the contractual process to award of contract and change; developing supplier risk plans and liaising with other colleagues as appropriate.
Value for money: Ensures best practice frameworks are in place to deliver value for money, and be able to identify and secure savings for the organisation across a number of areas of expenditure.
Monitoring and evaluation and compliance: Monitor compliance with corporate procurement policies and standards, code of conduct, operating guidelines and local regulations. Ensure buy-in from all colleagues to facilitate compliance management through the use of regular and management information reporting.
Support and training: Supports teams with the planning of expenditure, Advice and guidance to the operational teams throughout the procurement lifecycle.

Qualifications and Experience

A relevant degree level qualification (Finance and/or Business and/or Management).
Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS)/other relevant professional accreditation or evidence of appropriate CPD.

To apply for this vacancy, you must have the rights to live and work in Kenya.

Application Deadline: 28 October 2015 at 23:59 UK Time (29 October 2015 at 02:59 Kenya Time)

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