Manager Procurement Job Opportunity at Stanbic Bank Uganda

Manager Procurement Job Opportunity at Stanbic Bank Uganda
Job Title:   Manager Procurement
Organisation: Stanbic Bank
Job ID: 13054
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited which is in turn owned by Standard Bank Group Limited (“the Group”), Africa’s leading banking and financial services group. The Standard Bank Group is the leading banking group focused on emerging markets. It is the largest African banking group ranked by assets and earnings. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is the largest bank in Uganda by assets and market capitalization. It offers a full range of banking services through two business units; Personal and Business Banking (PBB), and Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB).
Job Summary: The Manager Procurement will support Stanbic Bank by taking charge of the overall planning, management and delivery of all Procurement, Vendor Relations & Contract management functions in accordance with the Bank’s policies and procedures to achieve the Bank’s strategic objectives. The job holder will also be required to perform an integral function in assisting GVM&P in effecting sound operational governance and control, as they relate to internal policy or adherence to external regulation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Strategic Execution:
·         Actively participate as a key member of the in-country Senior Management team, providing strategic and operational management input, feedback, solutions and innovation from a Procurement perspective
·         Develop, implement and drive the in-country Procurement strategy and its goals; monitor the effectiveness of the implemented strategy, plans, processes, and standards and revise them on an on-going basis
·         Support Team Leaders in defining their specific strategies and goals in line with the Central Procurement strategies
·         Ensure that the Procurement team is effective and efficient in delivering practical, timeous and cost effective services that meet business needs and enable improved business performance
2. Customer Service & Stakeholder Management
·         Sell their in-country Procurement services and solutions to all relevant stakeholders and facilitate the necessa5ry mind-set changes; stand up for their views and ideas when necessary and play the role of trusted advisor within their country of operation
·Support in the receipt of feedback on the service provision of the external service providers, and management of the feedback to ensure compliance
·         Evaluate the perceptions of their in-country Procurement functions and services to ensure that the services are positively reflected with both internal and external stakeholders; collate feedback and integrate it into the development of new and enhanced services and behaviours
·         Build and strengthen working relationships with all relevant external stakeholders in order to secure the necessary customer relationships and benefits
·         Identify, implement and monitor all key related metrics and performance measures across the team; this includes the delivery and monitoring of SLA’s (internal and external providers)
·         Attend and participate in all relevant GVM&P forums and Management meetings.
3. Operational Performance:
·         Plan, review, co-ordinate all Tender Committee activities, actions and decisions; and the required reporting
·         Execute the sourcing of goods and services through a supply chain management process that maximizes value, in line with business expectations
·         Actively monitor, supervise and coordinate procurement and contract execution, implementation, delivery and guidance in support of the procurement strategy and the business expectations
4. Policy Management;
·         Ensuring that any governance documentation applicable to the business area (including Master Service Agreements, Service Level Agreements, Policies, Mandates, Delegations of Authority etc) are in place
·         Ensure the production and review of the relevant governance structures and documentation, frameworks, of policies and procedures relevant to Procurement
·         Regulatory oversight which involves the following;
·         Take ownership and oversight of any remedial work programme that closes out any non-regulatory compliance
·         Ensure timely implementation of any requirements that will clearly demonstrate to internal and external stakeholders that all regulatory directives are being followed correctly.
·         Risk management across all initiatives including audit and compliance involvement
5. Value Management:
·         Strive to influence a continual reduction in costs within the procurement environment
·         Ensure that delivery and execution of Governance strategic goals are effective, practical and efficient.
·         Effectively manage service providers to ensure that all procurements are delivered according to the agreed specifications and budgets
·         Proactively anticipate, coordinate and manage stakeholders’ procurement needs, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans
6. Reporting and Cost Management:
·         Develop and monitor their in-country Procurement Capex and Opex budgets, ensuring that all services are delivered within the estimates defined in the Budgets;
·         Report on actual expenditure against budget, including variance reporting and providing commentary on variances when necessary
·         Manage and control all administration and cost management for Procurement in-country, within authority limits; drive the generation of ideas that influence the reduction of operating costs
·         Ensure the appropriate billing and payment of external service providers is as per work done, and mandate, and within SLA
7. Control:
·         Provide comfort and evidence to the Leadership Team that we have adequate awareness and control to ensure we meet internal and external standards of governance and regulation.
·         Routinely monitor delivery metrics in order to identify early warning signs that may cause failure as well as to identify optimisation opportunities.
·         Implement the Bank’s procurement system, policies and procedures; and initiate reviews where necessary, taking advantage of applicable world-class supply chain management concepts and keeping a high level of integrity in the procurement function
8. People Management:
·         Provide guidance to and manage the performance and behaviours of their teams, ensuring high levels of motivation, competence and serviceorientation
·         Identify appropriate training and development courses and initiatives to enable the team’s on-going growth and development
·         Performance Management, including recognition, reward and poorperformance management
·         Set performance targets for staff and monitor performance against these
9. Resource Utilisation:
·         Ensures effective, efficient and optimal utilisation of all resources (human and capital) to be responsive to competitive pressures, changing market conditions, client needs and business strategies
·         Drive and facilitate the appropriate recruitment, training and development
10. Self Development:
·         Identifies appropriate formal and occupational (informal) training needs and courses (internal/external) to develop oneself
·         Up-Skills oneself regarding new products and procedures through attendance of workshops/presentations and reading of internal and external communications.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·         The ideal candidate should preferably hold any business-related Degree,
·         CIPS or equivalent Procurement professional qualification
·         A minimum of five years’ experience in senior management of a Procurement function
·         Competency and experience in analysing supply chain data (end to end), make informed decision base on current date and to predict future trends base on current information.
·         Leadership/ management experience working with individuals and teams from diverse cultures
·         Significant experience in working in multi-discipline teams, fostering collaboration, team work and the delivery of improved business performance
·         Prior experience in managing people (direct and indirect reports)
·         Broad knowledge of Sourcing and Supplier Management value chain
·         Working knowledge of Banking & FS Business
·         Working knowledge of stakeholder and vendor management
·         Business process outsourcing experience, data analytics and a track record of delivering process improvements and cost efficiencies
·         Skills and experience in project management
·         Budget and cost management skills
·         Understands the inter-dependencies between people, systems, business and operational risks, and how to leverage these for optimal project coordination and implementation.
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the one of Africa’s biggest Banking Groups, Standard Bank in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by visiting Link below.
Deadline: 7th October, 2015

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