Procurement Manager

  • Recours Four Kenya Consultants Limited
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • 06/11/2023
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Key Responsibilities:

1. Supplier Sourcing and Evaluation:
 Leverage your knowledge of the Far East and China markets to identify and evaluate
potential suppliers and vendors.
 Assess suppliers based on factors such as quality, cost, reliability, and ethical
 Negotiate contracts and agreements with selected suppliers to secure favorable

2. Market Expertise:
 Stay up-to-date with market trends, regulations, and economic factors in the Far
East and China.
 Monitor and analyze market dynamics, including changes in pricing, supply
availability, and trade policies.
 Provide insights and recommendations on market-specific procurement strategies.

3. Cost Management:
 Develop and execute strategies to optimize procurement costs in the Far East and
China markets.
 Identify opportunities for cost savings through bulk purchases, strategic
partnerships, and negotiation.
 Monitor currency exchange rates and their impact on procurement costs.

4. Procurement Process Management:
 Develop and implement procurement policies and procedures specific to the Far
East and China markets.
 Oversee the purchase requisition process, approvals, and order placement, ensuring
compliance with local regulations.
 Maintain awareness of market-specific challenges and adapt procurement processes

5. Supplier Relationship Management:
 Cultivate and maintain strong, mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers in the
 Address and resolve supplier issues, including quality concerns, delivery delays, or
contract disputes.
 Continuously assess supplier performance and work on improvements.

6. Risk Management:
 Identify and mitigate region-specific risks in the supply chain, such as disruptions,
quality issues, or regulatory compliance concerns.
 Develop contingency plans to address supply chain disruptions specific to the Far
East and China markets.

7. Budgeting and Reporting:
 Prepare and manage procurement budgets for the Far East and China regions.
 Generate reports and analytics on procurement activities, cost savings, and key
performance indicators specific to these markets.
 Present findings and recommendations to senior management with a focus on
regional insights.



Qualifications and Skills:
 Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain management, or a related field (a master's
degree may be preferred).
 Proven experience in procurement or supply chain management with a specific focus on the
Far East and China markets.
 Extensive knowledge of market dynamics, regulatory requirements, and cultural nuances in
the region.
 Strong negotiation, communication, and problem-solving skills.
 Proficiency in procurement software and tools.
 Strategic thinking and the ability to develop and execute region-specific procurement
 Leadership and team management skills.
 Analytical and financial acumen.

As a Procurement Manager with expertise in the Far East and China markets, you will play a vital role
in shaping our global procurement strategy and ensuring our organisation's success in these key
regions. Your ability to navigate the unique challenges and opportunities of these markets will be
crucial to our continued growth and competitiveness.

Additional Information

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