Our client, Umeme Limited (www.umeme.co.ug/), a listed energy distribution company in Uganda is seeking to recruit a professional with integrity, innovation, leadership abilities and commitment to fill the position of Head of Supply Chain Management (SCM).
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Head of Supply Chain Management will provide strategic and operational leadership to the SCM function through leading the resource planning, procurement and inventory management processes to improve efficiency and shareholder value.
Key duties and responsibilities
Develop and implement the SCM strategy and framework.
Develop a risk management framework for SCM and work with the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) team to mitigate risks that may affect operations of the SCM function.
Lead the development and implementation of the annual inventory management and procurement plans for the organisation.
Ensure that policies and processes within the SCM function are adhered to and updated periodically to address the needs of the business in line with the ERM framework.
Develop fit-for-purpose contracting strategies that match project objectives.
Execute the role of secretariat to the Procurement Committee.
Lead the development and update of a supplier list for all goods and services of the Company and ensure that it is approved by the Procurement Committee and Senior Management Team.
Develop innovative contracting approaches consistent with category strategies, business requirements and value objectives.
Participate in and lead a team of users, legal and an independent technical expert in every contract negotiation meeting.
Review requests for changes to Terms and Conditions based on project needs from the user departments or queries about contracts from the suppliers.
Assist the category managers with the supplier capacity planning process to ensure supply continuity.
Review and approve sequencing and prioritisation of category management initiatives and resources.
Assign and enforce accountability for performance targets with respective departments and the supply chain management function.
Review and manage performance of the SCM team in line with specific strategic objectives of the business.
Prepare and submit SCM reports to management and the Board of Directors, where required, for strategic review and decision making.
Resolve disputes between user departments, SCM and/or suppliers.
Oversee the development of physical infrastructure, and the optimization and implementation of systems and processes to enhance the performance of SCM.
Oversee the business continuity and disaster recovery plan and implementation for the supply chain.
Respond to and resolve issues arising from both internal and external audit exercises.
Provide leadership and performance management support to the SCM team.
Minimum qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills
The ideal candidate should possess:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Procurement, Business Administration (Finance), Statistics or associated discipline.
Postgraduate qualification in procurement and Supply Chain Management (Such as CIPS, CPSM, CSCP or a Master’s Degree in a Supply Chain Management field).
Member of an accredited Supply Chain Management professional body.
At least 12 years of working experience, 5 of which should have been spent in a leadership role in Supply Chain Management
Experience in supply chain management for capital intensive projects, with in-depth understanding of multiple product and service categories.
Understanding of the budgeting process for capital intensive projects, utility operations and regulation.
Expert knowledge of contract terms and conditions.
Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.
Experience in use of an Enterprise Resource Management system or a procurement and logistics management system.
Capable user of Microsoft Office.
If you believe you fit the profile, please send your application and resume to email@example.com close of business Friday 24th February 2017.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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