Procurement Jobs – Category Supervisor – General Services – Movit Products Limited (MPL)

Organisation: Movit
Products Limited (MPL)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Purchasing
About US:
Movit Products
Limited (MPL) is a leading Quality Cosmetics Manufacturing Company in Africa
with operations in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic
Republic of Congo and South Sudan. Movit Products Limited manufactures healthy
beauty hair, skin and nail care products aimed at empowering every person to
face life with confidence.
Job Summary:
The Category Supervisor – General Services will primarily design and execute
sourcing and management of strategies for technical categories, including
construction material, ICT services, electricals, welfare and consultancy
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Develop, champion, and ensure
    implementation of ideas that will optimize total cost of ownership
    year-over-year for assigned spend categories.
  • Track forecasted versus actual savings
    for the IT Category, Construction & Electricals and be responsible for
    communicating performance against these measures and their potential
    budgetary impact.
  • Develop and implement commodity
    strategies and establish and maintain strategic relationships with
    suppliers to ensure successful implementation and support.
  • Tasked with monitoring contract
  • Manage supplier
    development/relationships to ensure continuity of good and services that
    meet the quality, service and price performance standards of the company
  • Develop negotiations strategies and
    drive negotiations to achieve stated goals and objectives
  • Drive improvement of procurement
    efficiency and effectiveness throughout Movit
  • Remain current with market trends
    through relationships with suppliers and market experts; identify and
    communicate new technologies and solutions to key problems in the assigned
    spend areas
  • Collaborate effectively across different
    organizational levels, functions, businesses, and geographies to realize
    procurement goals and objectives.
  • Analyze data or insights to determine
    industry and consumer trends
  • Formulate exit strategies for
    unsuccessful products
  • Place appropriate orders to ensure
    product availability that meets consumer demands
  • Determine the positioning of a product
    category to maximize visibility
  • Liaise with marketing teams to determine
    competitive pricing and promotional activities of a product category
  • Make forecasts for product demand to
    ensure the sustainability of inventory
  • Prepare and generate monthly performance
  • Oversee support staff (Officer)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Movit
    Products Limited (MPL) Category Supervisor – General Services job
    placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Procurement & SCM, BBA,
    engineering or any business discipline
  • Manufacturing experience background is
  • Professionally qualified individual –
    i.e. CIPS- UK
  • At least five years of experience in
    planning or purchasing.
  • Knowledge of up to date contract
    language and legislative requirements
  • Significant experience in sourcing,
    contracting and project management
  • Relevant category experience in the
    relevant area (Construction, Electricals & ICT)
  • Solid knowledge of category management,
    marketing and sales principles
  • Understanding of data analysis and
    forecasting methods
  • Expert negotiator and influencer
  • Strategic thinker with the vision to
    plan and drive results
  • Strong interpersonal skills for
    communication, networking and influencing.
  • Creative outlook when problem solving
  • Excited by innovation and new
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
    as well as independently – to use initiative and work autonomously
How to Apply:
All qualified and
interested candidates should send their filled MPL Job Application Form, download
, and send it as an attachment to (Not more than
1MBs). Please quote the name of the job title in the subject line.
Deadline: 19th May 2018
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