Airtel Telecom Company Jobs – Procurement Officer

Job Title:    Procurement Officer
Organisation: Airtel
Duty Station: Kampala,
About Airtel:
Airtel was
launched in Uganda in 1995 and is Uganda’s most innovative mobile phone
operator, which has introduced many “firsts” in the telecommunication sector
such as: Pre-paid plans, Post-paid plans, International roaming, Dedicated
customer care, One rate to all networks, Fax and Data, Call forwarding, Per
second billing, Freedom Forever and Mobile Top up.  Airtel in Uganda is a great success story in
Uganda. Our customer base has grown tremendously – so has our coverage – and
our service quality is unsurpassed in the market.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Procurement Officer will be in charge of
identifying suppliers of goods and services who are able to deliver to
prescribed procurement guidelines and product specifications and present these
to the section manager for vetting and approval
Update and maintain the supplier database
Responsible for building and maintain long term
supplier partnerships with new and existing vendors
Re-negotiate and ensure valid contracts
Maintain continuous communication with suppliers on
business issues that impact them
Develop and implement SLA’s with user departments
Actively monitor and improve partner satisfaction
Receive, users’ requisitions for goods and services
and check to confirm that they are as per the procurement guidelines
In charge of preparing Request for Information,  Request for Quotation and Request for
Proposals, in line with users’ specifications and Airtel Procurement guidelines,
and issue to service providers
Receive proposals, Bills of Quantities and
Keenly analyse the quotations, secure approval and
communicate with the department contact persons, to facilitate the raising of
quotations in oracle.
Process documentation including purchase orders and
procurement related communication
In charge of preparing the stock forecast report and
plan for stock
Work closely with IT for data to send to the
supplier for timely production and delivery of stock
Work in liaison with the clearing and forwarding
agent to clear sim and scratch cards
Inspect stock on delivery to ensure it meets group
approved samples
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal Airtel Procurement Officer should
preferably hold a Degree or diploma in a business related field
Professional procurement qualification such as CIPS
At least three years practical experience in a
procurement function 
Excellent negotiations skills
Accustomed to working in fast moving and changing
environments and to deadlines.
Excellent computer knowledge
Fluency in English and or French
Strong ethics, hands on approach
Able to operate in a performance driven environment
Business focused
Planning and organisation skills
Attention to detail and follow through
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Good working knowledge of document administration
Highly self-motivated
Excellent problem solving skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their
applications by clicking on this link.
Please upload
the following in your application; an updated CV / resume (PDF or Word Format)
which should include your contact information and three work related references
and a one page statement describing your suitability for the role should be
Deadline: 14th August 2015

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