Procurement & Logistics Officer Job Careers – Soroti Fruits Limited (SOFTE)

Job
Title:         
 Procurement
& Logistics Officer
Organisation: Soroti
Fruits Limited (SOFTE)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Finance and Administration Manager
About US:
Soroti Fruits
Limited (SOFTE) is a fruit processing plant and a subsidiary of Uganda
Development Corporation (UDC). The company will also produce ready to drink
fruit juice as well as concentrates from Ugandan produced fruits notably
Oranges, Mangoes and Pineapples.
Job Summary:  The Procurement & Logistics Officer will
effectively execute procurement of goods works and services in line with the
factory’s material and supplies’ needs and in line with the PPDA regulations
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Oversee the management, administration, and supervision of the
    factory’s purchasing programs.
  • Ensure consistent implementation and continuous improvement of the
    factory’s 1 procurement policies
  • Analyze procurement requirements and select the most appropriate
    methods based on interpretation and assessment of established policies,
    practices and experience .
  • Plan, organize and lead the bid solicitation process including
    drafting and issuing request for Quotations (RFQs) and developing bid
    evaluation criteria to enable the factory get the best value.
  • Work with user departments to ensure that the quantity and
    specification of goods and services to be procured are property determined
    and accurately specified.
  • Maintain relationships with leading local and international vendors.
  • Maintain records of purchases, usage and inventory levels and advise
    on materials to order levels.
  • Coordinate reporting and monitoring of procurement plans including
    processes and procedures for compliance and system improvement
  • Analyze market and delivery systems for assessing present and future
    availability of materials and services



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics &
    Procurement Management, Business Administration (BBA) or related field.
  • Postgraduate qualification in Purchasing and Supply will be an added
    advantage
  • Certificate recognized by the professional males management
    governing body and certificate in Supply Chain Management or equivalent
    will be added advantage
  • Three years of cognate experience in Procurement/Supply Chain
    Management preferably in factory setting, FMCG most desired.
  • Thorough knowledge of PPDA rules and regulations.
  • High level of individual initiative, planning and good judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to make judgment and decision with respect to
    procurement within delegated authority
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and handle
    sensitive information
  • Personal integrity and excellent communication skills
  • Concentration, accuracy and attention to details are required
  • Good computer skills
How to Apply:
Applications
accompanied with detailed curriculum Vitae, copies of academic transcripts and
certificates, telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees should
be addressed to
The Chief Executive
Officer,
Soroti Fruits
Limited,
Plot 1-4, Pineapple
Road, Soros Industrial & Business Park, Arapai,
P.O.Box 154, Soroti.
Email to:
hr_softe@udc.go.ug 
Deadline: 22nd March 2019
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