Contracts and Performance Manager Employment Opportunity – Umeme

Organisation: Umeme
Duty Station: Kampala,
About Us:
Umeme is the largest electricity distribution company in Uganda, with a
mandate of operating, maintaining, upgrading and expanding the electricity
distribution network, retailing electricity to its customers, improving
efficiency within the electricity distribution system. Umeme Limited is listed
on the Uganda Securities Exchange and cross-listed on the Nairobi Securities
Exchange since 2012. Umeme has over 620,000 customers of which 20% are on
pre-paid metering, a staff complement of 1,400 employees and has over the last
9 years invested US$ 271 m in the electricity distribution system.
Key Duties and
  • The incumbent will develop and
    periodically review Supply Chain Management (SCM) Key Performance
    Indicators aligned to the corporate plan and budget.
  • Develop a risk management register for the
    SCM function and escalate any risk management issues in line with the
    company’s Enterprise Risk Management framework.
  • Keenly review all contracts for goods and
    services to ensure the company’s interests are protected prior ft)
    approval of the contracts.
  • Manage SCM performance targets and
    compliance relative to targets set within contracts and SLAs.
  • Manage capacity development among
    suppliers of services and goods to ensure sustainability of supplies and
    compliance to industry and company standards.
  • Maintain a contracts registry to monitor
    the validity of contracts and/or leases in a bid to support timely
    decision making with respect to initiation, amendment and/ or expiry of
  • Steer the review of SCM processes and
    policies and provide overall direction to ensure SCM is meeting business
  • Actively participate in both internal and
    external audit exercises, as required and take corrective action arising
    from issues relating to the SCM department.
  • Serve as the main liaison between the ICT
    Department and the SCM function to support installation and optimisation
    of systems and processes to enhance performance of the SCM function.
  • Support the business in the automation of
    the archives to ensure completeness and accuracy of e-documentation.
  • Support third parties with compliance with
    the company’s Code of business conduct.
  • Support the business to enforce third
    party consideration of applicable stakeholder and other regulatory
    performance standards.
  • Work closely with category managers to
    manage the company’s relationship with its contractors.
  • Prepare and submit periodic reports on SCM
    departmental performance and non-compliance to SCM standards.
  • Provide leadership to the Contracts and
    performance management team and escalate performance issues accordingly as
    well as perform other duties that may be assigned by the line manager.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Procurement, Business
    Administration (Finance), Statistics or associated discipline.
  • Possession of a Postgraduate qualification
    in procurement and Supply Chain Management (such as Master’s Degree in a
    Supply Chain Management field, CIPS, CPSM, CSCP etc.), with membership to
    an accredited professional Supply Chain Management body. In-depth
    knowledge and application of contracts law is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of six years’ experience in an
    SCM role, 3 of which should have been spent in a supervisory role.
  • Previous experience in use of an
    Enterprise Resource Management system or procurement and logistics
    management system.
  • Previous exposure and experience in risk
    management, performance management, or audit and compliance for an SCM
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal
    skills and ability to engage and communicate with internal and external
    stakeholders at senior levels.       
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an
application and updated resume to:
Deadline: Friday, 17th March 2017
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