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Kimberly-Clark Recruiting

Date Posted: 03/Dec/2013
Deadline: Not Specified

Buyer - Lagos - (Buyer - Lagos)

Job Description 

Main Purpose of the Job 
The incumbent is responsible for the procurement of all materials, equipment and services required by the Plantl, which is not purchased on a corporate wide basis.  These purchases require the exercise of independent judgment and/or functional work direction of department members to ensure the combination of quality, service and price is optimized.  Also responsible for Vendor quality Management Programs & Partnerships to support the business and production.

Main Responsibilities 
Procure goods and services from approved vendor list, local and overseas, and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the function’s (requisitioners) requirements for assigned materials,equipment and services are obtained in an efficient manner 
Constantly evaluating new sources of supply and forward to  supply Chain Manager / internal customers for approval.  This tasksneeds to be performed within KCSSA’s sourcing strategies. 
Ensure adherence to procedures and controls for the Enstra Mill Purchasing function to ensure that all purchasing activities are conducted in accordance with ethical standards and practices and compliance with KCSSA’s Code of Conduct. 
Ensure establishment & proper implementation of procedures& controls for all of the Company’s Purchasing activities. 
Administer Purchasing function administration duties, i.e. vendor file maintenance, Open order management, maintain purchasing filing system, effective expediting of open orders and vendor assessment and evaluation system. 
Participation in regular and effective cross-functional teamwork with key customers (internal & external) to ensure support and commitment to business objectives. 
Implement Sourcing Strategies, short, medium and long term to contribute to the Company’s operating profit and working capitalobjectives. 
Implement plans to increase sourcing activity with suppliers who will contribute to our cost and product quality      objectives and standards. 
Implement Vendor Partnerships to maximize cost, product qualityand lead-time reduction opportunities 
Actively drive the Vendor Quality management Program


Job Requirements 

Qualifications / Experience 
Position requires minimum of a degree preferably in Purchasing or Logistics / Accounting. 
A minimum of 3 years experience within a purchasing function in an FMCG organization.

Key Compentencies 
Effective communication & Negotiation skills. 
Ability to analyse supplier pricing information & data into financial impact on KC business. 
Manage self  development 
Integration with the broader team 
Good understanding of Production & Engineering Environment 
In depth knowledge of a computerized purchasing / accounts payable system, preferably SAP 
Thorough understanding of operations (engineering stores)and purchasing processes 
Supplier Service level agreements and supply contracts 
Decision making skills


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