Nairobi – Why Fuzu? Join Fuzu to accelerate your professional growth, meet like-minded people and learn from the best. Direct Sourcing Manager Nairobi, Kenya Salary range: Confidential | Contract type: Permanent You have 7 days left to apply for this job. Share this job Job Summary The main purpose of the role will be to bring supply market expertise, by ensuring a constant delivery of tangible and intangible benefits for the business by applying effective sourcing process and to ensures agreements are in place which fulfill the customer requirements whilst also meeting the needs of the business. Responsibilities Business Coordinate sourcing plans jointly with either the global category managers or the regional strategic sourcing hub in line with local/geographic category strategies. Review and update sourcing plans on a periodic basis in alignment with the release of new updated category strategies. Deliver tangible and intangible benefits to the business Ensure the local category sourcing and framework agreement meet the business requirements through the execution of the strategic sourcing process. Follow BAT policies, standards and platforms including the agreed sourcing management methodology and approach and to deliver robust terms and conditions that manages BAT’s service delivery and commercial risk. Identify new products and services that may impact on sourcing execution and escalate to PBM (Procurement Business Manager) Leadership Lead the process of constant improvement of local supply base by exploring new methods and techniques and sharing best practices to provide maximum benefits for the Business Lead the process of sourcing execution to ensure delivery of the category strategy and targets. Management Drive and facilitate “source to agreement” for specific local categories. This includes the resolution of any T&C agreement related issues. Ensure all relevant agreements and supplier SLA’s (Service Level Agreements) have been agreed with the relevant business owner. Manage negotiation and supplier selection within the framework of the category strategies and sourcing strategies. Capture and report end market compliance using the agreed compliance platform and escalate through the Procurement Business Manager. Provide forecasts on prices and market changes as an input into planning where appropriate. Provide information on negotiation results (all specs/grades, clear duration, validity for orders or deliveries) in timely manner. Experience & Knowledge Thorough knowledge of supply market, supplier capabilities and competitor activity, and expected trends at a local level. Proven capability of applying supplier management techniques to ensure contracted benefits are delivered. Detailed understanding of financial evaluation and interpretation of supplier’s records and their key cost and business drivers. Experience in managing projects to improve performance and deliver service. Professional knowledge of procurement principals, including negotiation skills. Sound knowledge of corporate regulations and legislation to ensure the creation of effective contracts Job Requirements Required education: Bachelor’s degree Required relevant work experience: 3 years Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent) Share this job British American Tobacco has no other jobs Similar Jobs Nairobi / The Tamarind Group Custom location, / Sokowatch Nairobi / Summit Recruitment &Training Nairobi / The Tamarind Group Nairobi / Summit Recruitment &Training Featured Jobs Support Fuzu Dream. Grow. Be Found. Fuzu is your one stop shop for the largest selection of open jobs, insights into the East African job market, tailored career advice and skill training. With us, you get exactly what you need to pursue your professional goals…. – Permanent – Full-time