Associate, Procurement Job Vacancy – Bridge International Academies

Organisation:  Bridge International Academies
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Job ID: 3863
About Bridge:
Bridge International Academies
is transforming education by attacking one of the emerging world’s biggest
problems: inadequate access to and quality of education for the children of
poor families and it provides high-quality education for just $5 a month (on
average). Bridge is a for-profit company that deeply believes that financially
sustainable solutions are the long-term answer to development in emerging
countries. The company is backed by top-tier, global venture capital firms.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Requirements Generation
:
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Work closely with user departments to determine
their procurement needs.
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Carry out a market survey to identify potential
vendors.
·        
Regularly review Purchase Requisitions for
completeness and accuracy and support with corrections as needed.
2.
Solicitation:
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Support in the creation of solicitation documents
(RFQ/RFP).
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Significantly contribute to the development of
evaluation criteria.
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Identify appropriate vendors for solicitation.
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Circulate solicitation documents and collect quotes
from suppliers.
·        
Compile vendor questions, liaise with end users for
all answers and communicate back to vendors.
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Manage item sampling and site surveys when required.
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Receive and track all vendor response.
3.
Evaluation and Award Decisions
:
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Keenly review and track all vendor responses and
provide master summary.
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Carry out regular comprehensive financial analysis
of all proposals.
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Manage technical analysis with end user,
highlighting strengths, weaknesses and deficiencies.
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Utilize evaluation results to create competitive
range of best proposals.
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Communicate notices to unsuccessful bidders.
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Engage vendors in negotiations in order to identify
and achieve significant cost savings for BIA.
4.
Award of Contract:
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All approved award decision information to be
transferred into resulting contract and/or Navision LPO.
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Coordinate with the legal team to develop
appropriate legal documentation.
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Confirm all quantities, item descriptions, prices,
delivery timelines and payment terms are included correctly on award document.
·        
Facilitate distribution of award to vendor.
5.
Post Award Contract Administration:
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Coordination of inspection/acceptance process
between procurement, end user and vendor. Ensure accurate and timely delivery
of products and services.
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Manage all post-award vendor issues.
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Maintain comprehensive documentation of ALL phases
of each procurement action.
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Audit finalized procurement files for completeness
and accuracy.
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Execute LPO/contract modifications as needed.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The applicant for the Associate, Procurement should
hold a Certificate in Purchasing and Supply Management.
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At least two to four years’ experience in a
procurement role in a busy working environment
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In some cases, experience may be substituted for
academic or professional certifications.
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Excellent written and oral communication skills
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Ability to communicate complex ideas concisely
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Keen attention to details
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Excellent presentation skills
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Good problem solving skills
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Excellent planning and organization skills
How to Apply:
If you so desire
to join Bridge International Academies in the aforementioned capacity, please
Apply Online by Clicking on the link below
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