Local Category Manager Career Opportunity – Nile Breweries Limited

Job Title:     Local Category Manager  
Organisation: Nile Breweries Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Vacancy Code: LCM 1
About US:
Nile Breweries
Limited is a leading beverage company in Uganda and a subsidiary of SABMiller,
the second largest brewing group in the world.
Job Summary: The Local
Category Manager provides supporting the development of category practices for
local categories, including support in relation to sourcing strategy
definition, deployment, and stakeholder management. The Local Category Manager
supports the implementation of Global strategies in the country, to maximise
total cost of ownership savings and procurement value contribution. Under the
guidance of Regional and Global Category Managers / Directors, he/ she supports
tie implementation of Global Category strategies by supporting strategic
sourcing initiatives and procurement optimization projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
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Carry out the procurement strategy process and
implementation / sourcing execution for a set of local categories in a Cross
Functional Team setting
·        
Oversee the internal and external analysis (industry
and supplier) in collaboration with Regional Category Team, Sourcing Analysts
and Category Managers from other countries, as a member of a cross functional
sourcing team
·        
Execute the procurement strategy development process
as defined by Global and Regional Category Managers / Directors and involve the
Procurement Specialists when appropriate
·        
Support supplier selection and make recommendations
for final decision
·        
Support fact-based negotiations in consultation with
the Regional 7 Global Category Manager / Director
·        
Ensure stakeholder and local alignments and
approvals as required
·        
Secure knowledge transfer and exchange by creating
and storing project deliverables and relevant tools and templates in knowledge
repositories
·        
Establish measures and controls for the country to
ensure and track successful implementation in alignment with the global KPI
framework.
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Executes Local/Regional/Global categories in the
country, leads contract implementation & drives contract compliance
·        
Work in liaison with Procurement Specialists and
Global Category Managers and Directors to ensure local acceptance of new
contracts
·        
Manage contract implementation tasks with
Procurement Specialists and users
·        
Work closely with internal customers contract
compliance, define and take approved corrective actions to improve contract
compliance in alignment with the Regional Category Manager/Director and Country
Head of Procurement
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Manage supplier relationships for local categories
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In line with defined procurement strategy, support
the classification and categorisation of suppliers, including definition of
supplier evaluation and audit policies
·        
Continuously track supplier performance (utilising
data / reports provided by Soureing Analyst)
·        
Support supplier development activities; set up
cross functional review meetings with suppliers in order to improve performance
and further reduce cost
·        
Initiate and conduct supplier audits according to
the globally defined framework under the guidance of Global Category Director /
Manager
·        
Identify potential contract improvement
opportunities & re-negotiations
·        
Manage internal customer relationships for local
categories
·        
Manage internal customers’ feedback on procurement
organisation and supplier performance
·        
Carry out periodic surveys to measure customer feedback
for continuous improvement
·        
Within the framework of the cross functional
sourcing and supplier development teams, closely develop and manage the relationship
with internal customers
·        
Proactively organise sessions with internal
customers to identify further TCO/TVO reduction opportunities
·        
Improve and reinforce procurement’s profile and
recognition within the internal customer community
·        
Execute large Spot Buys: Support the
Procurement Specialists/ Spot Buyer to source major unplanned ad hoc demands,
in alignment with regional category manager, to keep control over high spend
utilising deep sourcing / category expertise in line with the Source to
Contract Policy
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
Degree from an accredited University in Procurement and Logistics or Bachelor’s
Degree in Commerce with a Bias in Procurement or Bachelors’ Degree in Economics
with a Bias in Procurement 
·        
Extensive knowledge of spend area at hand is
preferred, with substantial professional experience in the same functional
domain or other related positions.
·        
The applicant must be a recognised professional
qualification in procurement will be an added advantage
·        
Membership of professional procurement body would be
advantageous
·        
Fluent in English and one major local language
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High energy, integrity and attention to detail with
a balanced personality self- discipline and drive, conceptualizing and
innovative thinking, goal orientation and a strong output bias.
·        
Proactive mindset, self-driven, self-starter and
with initiative; ability to communicate (verbal and written),
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Go getter attitude
·        
Computer literacy skills
·        
Operational excellence and improvement bias
·        
Good communicator across all levels within and
external to the organization with personal gravitas and credibility
·        
Customer focused mind-set and approach
·        
Proven problem solving skills with an ability to
manage complexity and ambiguity
·        
Excellent self-management practices
·        
Proactive, energetic and committed
·        
Flexible, adaptable and pragmatic
·        
High tolerance for stress and managing the
operational realities of the business
·        
Excellent Communication, Negotiation and
Interpersonal skills
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Decision Making and Advisory skills
·        
Cooperative behavior with other people.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should please send their updated CVs, which
should include details of email address (if any), present position, current
remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) referees plus
telephone contact. The complete applications and CV to: procurement.careers@sabmiller.com
and RecruitmentUG@ug.sabmiller.com
Key Notes:
·        
Please merge the application letter , CV and
certificates as one document
·        
Please clearly indicate the Vacancy number as the
subject for your email
Address to:
Human Resources
Business Partner- Finance, CAO & Administration,
Nile Breweries
Ltd,
P.O. Box 762,
Kampala Service
Center,
Uganda.
Deadline: 31st July, 2015

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