Upfield – Procurement E2E Operations Manager (East Africa).

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Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Design and deploy Procurement sourcing strategy in East Africa by identifying suppliers in the market, working on qualification of new players, developing and implementing cost models and finding synergies within supply chain
  • Leading Procurement in East Africa issues/questions relating to procurement of raw and pack materials and business services
  • Prevent supply stoppages but handling diverse customer, supplier or operational issues when they arise
  • Manage and main supplier relationships in Africa Cluster
  • Security of key materials through the development of contingency plans and alternative materials and suppliers
  • Ensure timely inputs to global/regional Procurement team based outside of the cluster
  • Prepare information and analysis of the portfolio, including price benchmarking and total cost analysis, to enable proper budgeting, cash forecasting and forecast variance analysis as needed
  • Delivery of cost savings and innovation agenda in the Africa Cluster
  • Support the financial analysis of the portfolio, including price benchmarking and total cost analysis

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience involving either procurement or supply chain or project management in an FMCG
  • Interest in sustainability and/or sustainable development / sustainable systems design
  • Great personal organization skills, attention to detail and ability to work to deadlines in the multicultural environment
  • Ability to articulate complex concepts clearly (both written and in presentations)

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