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Purchasing Manager Job Opportunity at Unitrans Tanzania Limited


Purchasing Manager Job Opportunity at Unitrans Tanzania Limited

Unitrans Africa is a diversified contractual logistics company serving the needs of selected sub-Saharan African markets. Our company’s successful business model incorporates the design, implementation, and ongoing provision of supply chain solutions for its customers. Our operational footprint is across 10 African countries, which are South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, eSwatini, Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar, Tanzania, and Zambia.

An opportunity has arisen for PURCHASING MANAGER to manage and ensure the supporting stores and administrative functions operate inline to the overall supply chain function.


Experience and Qualification

Must have a degree in procurement and supply or its equivalent.
Must be a holder of a Certified Procurement and Supplies Professional -CPSP(T)
3 years Procurement and purchasing function with exposure to warehousing and inventory management.
Sound exposure to imports, exports including Inco terms with experience in leading diverse teams.

Purchasing for all sites in country

Weekly Ensure the right inventory is procured per site in line with reorder parameters establi shed through ABC forecasting model.
Monitor and manage aging orders with weekly feedback
 Map lead times with supply base in country providing weekly and monthly reports on supplier performance and OTIF.
Back -order management 7 days, 14 days and 30 days plus.
30 Day stock holding in -line with supplier lead times.
Supply parts at a 90% OTIF or better
Stores and Inventory Management per site in country

Ensure stores staff are aligned to policy, identity training requirements to lift the standard of stores management.
Provide support in best practise to stores controllers around but not limited to:
Receiving o Binning o Housekeeping o Issuing o Administration
Overall accountability to stock count accuracy and variances In line with 5% tolerance up and down.
Obsolete inventory management, 5% relative to required stock holding value.
Stock Turn by each movement category strategy
5 to 7 times annually in season o 4 Times in off crop period
Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching stores controllers, buying administration and supervisors to take ownership of processes in line with their functions.
Participate directly in implementation of new projects management around purchasing and stores to drive
Implementation requirements
Assess impact of supply chain operations

Evaluating performance of stores through coaching, developing staff to provide internal customers best service and availability requirements relative to Stores and purchasing KPI’s
• Tracking implementation progress and reporting back to management
Implement and manage key relations

Promote ongoing exception al relationships with internal customers
Seek collaboration with customers and their participation in initiatives were necessary to fulfil supply chain mandate.
Comply with company code of conduct, policies and procedures

Company code of conduct, policies and procedures are adhered to and promote compliance amongst employees when necessary.
Performance Management

Promote high performance culture, the use of KPI’s for team performance
Day to day staff management on HR and general operational requirements governed by KPI’s
Training & Development

Develop and train supply chain staff to empower them to influence and drive the standard of supply chain requirement
If you are interested in this position, please forward your CV to Before 08.10.2022


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