Jobs – Supplier Relations Manager at Umeme

Umeme is calling for applications for the job of Supplier Relations Manager.

Umeme Limited is an Electricity Distribution Company listed on the Uganda and Nairobi Securities Exchange, with Actis’ Infrastructure 2 fund as a majority investor. Actis is a leading investor in the emerging markets, managing over US$4.8bn worth of investment on behalf of more than 100 institutional investors, including the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC), a UK Government owned company.

Job Summary: The Supplier Relations Manager will form an integral part of an efficient and effective Contracts Management and Procurement function, within a high performing Capital and Contracts Division, by engaging with supply partners of materials and services to support the delivery of Umeme’s capital investment plans.

 Deadline: 12th December, 2013 by 17:00

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage qualified contractors and suppliers of goods and services to carry out network line and substation construction, refurbishment, repair and maintenance and ensure supply of associated materials and services
  • Engage with manufacturers to support expanding local manufacturing capacity to fulfill Umeme materials’ requirements and to support excellent long term supplier and contractor relations.
  • Establish and maintain effective Contractual, Monitoring and Evaluation and Supplier Capacity Enhancement tools, models and programmes appropriate for both international and local qualified supply partners.
  • Manage the enquiry, tender and contractual processes to reduce safety, environmental, legislative and financial risks to all participants.
  • Interpret cost impacts on projects as a result of SHEQ incidents, impacting management decisions or any other related activity.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The Supplier Relations manager must possess a University degree preferably in a business related field or Engineering
  • Possess a Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or equivalent internationally recognized professional qualification
  • At least eight years’ experience in a similar position, preferably in a utility or a business with similar range and complexity in an international environment
  • Proficient in strategic sourcing, Contract development and Supplier Management.
  • Experience of interacting with suppliers outside of traditional order placing.
  • Experience in establishing or working with Supplier Monitoring / Vendor Rating Systems and /or other types of Supplier Management Systems.
  • Good working knowledge and experience of utilizing modern enterprise wide information systems to support the function.
  • Proven impeccable integrity in business dealings and adherence to organisational policies, code of business conduct, standards, and health and safety policies.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation with ability to deal with a wide range of people including employees

How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their applications including an updated CV and cover letter clearly detailing your suitability for the position in terms of required qualifications and experience to .

NB: Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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