Procurement Manager Employment Opportunity – Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU)

Job Title:      Procurement
Organisation: Marie
Stopes Uganda (MSU)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Corporate
Services Director
About US:
Marie Stopes Uganda
(MSU) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social business that uses modem
management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive
healthcare across every district of Uganda. For over 20 years, Marie Stopes
Uganda (MSU) has been working to provide voluntary family planning (FP)
services to thousands of men and women across the country. MSU is the largest,
most specialized private FP and reproductive health (RH) organization working
in every district of Uganda with approximately 30% of modern contraceptive
market share.
Job Summary:  The Procurement Manager will advance
compliance and value for money through effective procurement of goods and
services, and effective distribution of those products across all MSUG’s
service delivery channels and operations nationwide. In managing this key area
of organizational risk, s/he will develop effective policies, strategies and
systems that deliver cost effective, donor compliant, high quality and timely
procurements for MSUG.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Manage the
procurement function in Marie Stopes Ltd (MSUG) including day to day
supervision of the procurement department team.
  • Plan and co-ordinate the movement of supplies to ensure service
    delivery and cost savings.
  • Ensure procurement transactions are carried out in accordance with
    MSI, MSUG and donor financial guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure value for money based on the application of best practices.
    Oversee the maintenance of a database of suppliers including prices,
    offerings and the quality of their previous service with MSUG according to
    the established key performance indicators (KPIs)
Empowering and
effective leadership of a team providing all procurement management to support
all departments.
  • Clear and inspirational leadership to create a mutually supportive,
    motivated and trusted team developing individual and collective strengths
    while understanding the limits of their respective authority areas
  • Day to day management and supervision for excellent planning and
    accountability across internal and external teams.
  • Clear plans communicated internally and externally to all MSUG teams
  • Individual performance management to nurture skills and address
  • Budget oversight and management of annual procurement plan
implementation and oversight of excellent procurement systems and practices.
  • Development and delivery of strategy, procedures and systems that
    result in risk management, efficiencies and value for money
  • Annual business plan in relation to strategy
  • Communication and roll out of agreed processes including training
    and development as necessary
  • Oversight of excellent and fraud-free procurement activities
    Monitoring and reporting on progress to Director of Corporate Services
  • Manage the preferred supplier procurement process.
  • Manage communications and relationships with stakeholders
  • Proactively forge relationships with other MSUG country programmes,
    Regional Offices and other agencies to establish and realize the benefits
    of a more strategic approach.
  • Establish relationships, communicate and build capacity of other
    units within the MSUG on the procurement function role. Represent the MSUG
    in dealing with suppliers and service providers; foster and preserve an
    image of integrity and courtesy. Secretary to the Procurement Committee
    providing policy and technical advice on all aspects of the supply chain.
  • Promote integration of procurement activities across MSUG

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Procurement,
    Logistics, Business Administration, or Supply Chain Management is
    essential. Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in
    Procurement, Supply Chain Management, 
    Business Administration, Commerce, Economics, or related field is
  • CIPS certification highly desirable
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in the delivery
    and management of procurement and supply chain services.
  • At least five years of 
    experience, working at a senior level in a similar role in a
    reputable organisation or in supply chain Experience and thorough
    knowledge of management gained from working with similar organizations
  • Proven leadership and management skills that motivate performing
    teams and encourage innovation and creativity Ability to perform under
    pressure, handle heavy workloads and meeting stringent reporting deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills for negotiation and conflict
  • Strategic thinker with excellent analytical skills and ability to
    communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Knowledge of logistics and assets management is an added advantage.
  • Proficient in the use of computer applications and systems.
  • Fluency in both verbal and written English is essential.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications with updated CVs to this email address;
Deadline: 8th April 2019
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