Entry Level Procurement Officer Job Careers – Securex Agencies

Job Title:   Procurement Officer
Organization: Securex
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Securex Agencies (U) Limited is an ISO Certified Private Security
Organization which has grown from strength to strength in the past forty three
years to become the leading Security Solutions provider for a wide host of
clients in diverse industries. Starting with only an investigations department
in the seventies, Securex soon grew to incorporate the manned guarding section
which to date is one of the most respected force in the provision of client
friendly services.
Job Summary: The Procurement
Officer will be responsible for coordinating and assisting with sustainable
procurement initiatives, coordinating procurement. The Procurement Officer will
provide support to the Corporate Property Manager in developing, maintaining
and reviewing Council’s procurement guidelines, procedures and policies. The
Procurement Officer will be responsible for coordinating and assisting with
sustainable procurement initiatives, coordinating procurement throughout
Council, providing support for Technology One Purchasing module and users,
monitoring internal procurement systems, supporting procurement projects across
all Council divisions, providing procurement advice to Council staff,
negotiating new supply agreements and renegotiating existing supply agreements.
Functional relationships (relating to others)
Key Duties and
Service Delivery:
  • Assist the Corporate Property Manager in
    the development and implementation of innovative and sustainable
    procurement guidelines, procedures and policy Identify opportunities for
    new and integrated supply agreements
  • Gain economic savings and increased
    service levels from suppliers
  • Development of Key Performance Indicators
    for new and existing suppliers and monitoring.
  • Monitor internal procurement systems and
    processes and ensure that compliance is achieved across the organisation
  • Undertake, complete and assist in specific
    procurement projects and provide ongoing monitoring as required including
    working with budget managers throughout Annual Plan and Ten Year Plan
  • Provide staff with training on Council’s
    procurement systems and processes to a knowledge level relevant to their
  • Undertake any other relevant duties as
    directed by the Corporate Property Manager Council has operational
    procurement guidelines, procedures and policy Supplier agreements are
    established and we enter into joint procurement initiatives with BoPLASS
    or other relevant organisations where appropriate
  • Successful negotiation with new and
    existing suppliers resulting in economic savings and increased service
    levels, and report on these achievements on an annual basis
  • Monitor supplier agreements through key
    performance indicators and report on achievements
  • Assist staff with queries and problems
    with procurement systems and processes, and address / resolve any
    non-compliance issues
  • Procurement projects are completed in an
    accurate and timely manner with project objectives achieved Existing staff
    have a good working knowledge of our procurement procedures and systems,
    and new staff are inducted appropriately
  • Any other duties are completed in a
    professional and timely manner to appropriate standards.
Relationship Management:
  • Provide excellent customer service and
    ensuring that a professional manner is maintained with customers at all
  • In charge of building and maintaining
    close working relationships with internal and external contacts as
  • Acting as a representative for Council at
    appropriate Local Government conferences and seminars, procurement groups
    and other events held.
  • Ensure that queries are dealt with in a
    professional and courteous manner
  • Effective, professional relationships are
    developed and maintained with internal external contacts. Professional
    image is conveyed in public forums.
Corporation Contribution:
  • Promote the implementation of the
    Corporate Culture Statement, Leadership Model and Health and Safety
  • Recognises individual responsibility for
    Workplace Health and Safety under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.
  • Meet the statutory responsibilities
    detailed in the Information Management Policy & Procedure standard.
    Meet Environment Bay of Plenty’s statutory responsibilities for civil
    defence and emergency management.
  • Corporate responsibilities are undertaken
    and completed accurately, meeting specified standards and within agreed
    timeframes Hazards are identified and all incidents and accidents are
  • Participating in any wellness programmes,
    such as stress management training and health monitoring.
  • Ensure Council records are created and
    maintained incorporate information systems, meeting specified information
    management standards. 
  • Participate in any civil defence and emergency
    management training initiatives and assist with any civil defence emergencies
    as part of Environment Bay of Plenty’s responsibilities for civil defence
    and emergency management.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should have knowledge
    and understanding of areas and issues covered under the topic of Tertiary
    qualification in procurement, sustainability management, business
    management or equivalent or other relevant tertiary qualification
  • Additional training on Procurement Systems
  • Budget management experience 
  • The applicant must have Sage experience
  • The applicant should have working
    experience with procurement systems and supplier negotiation
  • A keen ongoing interest and relevant
    experience in Sustainable Procurement and / or Corporate Sustainability
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send a detailed CV and cover
letter via E-mail to: hr@securex.co.ug
with the position title as subject of the E-mail.
Deadline: 15th
October, 2016 by 5:00pm
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