Job Opportunities

We are delighted to be recruiting for a talented Procurement Manager to join our team in Lodwar, Turkana County. Reporting to the Head of Finance and Operations, the Procurement Manager (PM) is responsible for managing and coordinating procurement activities, working on the most complex purchases for Mary’s Meals Kenya (MMK), and ensuring that agreements are in-place to protect MMK. The PM will research, evaluate and buy products for MMK to use in their everyday operations. The PM will be responsible for ensuring all procurement activities are in-line with Mary’s Meals Kenya procurement and financial policies and will chair the Kenya Local Procurement Committee (LPC) ensuring that it’s mandate is met.

Key areas of responsibility include:

Procurement Management

  • Ensure efficient procurement of goods and services in a transparent and fully accountable manner, ensuring compliance with financial procedures, value for money and justifiable use of funds;
  • Coordinate the Kenya LPC and ensure that the basis for all major procurement decisions are documented and transparent;
  • Plans, develops and manages all procurement and contractual aspects of significant complexity;
  • Prepare and present procurement recommendation to the LPC and Mary’s Meals International (MMI) IPC
  • Ensure all procurement is approved in-line with Mary’s Meals procurement policies (e.g. purchase order, contract, service agreements);
  • Provide input and recommend improvements to MMK Procurement Policy and processes;
  • Liaise with the key budget holders and other staff to determine their product and service needs;
  • Monitor trends and product availability to pay the best price for goods and services without sacrificing quality;
  • Nurture relationships with suppliers, and for mid-level procurement, independently negotiate the best prices for goods and services on behalf of Mary’s Meals;
  • Ensure compliance with professional ethics, statutory regulations, and organizational policies and procedures;
  • Identify gaps in supplier base, and Pro-actively research and identify potential new suppliers;

Contract and Supplier Management

  • Ensure robust supplier and contract performance management against agreed KPIs and through agreed reporting mechanisms;
  • Ensure that MMK goals are achieved through contract implementation;
  • Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements;
  • Develop and implement strategies for procurement, including robust follow-up on routine procurement activities;

Team Management

  • Develop the capacity of all appropriate staff in sound procurement practices;
  • Facilitate the engagement and provision of high-quality results and services of the team supervised through effective work planning, performance management, coaching, and promotion of learning and development.
  • Provide oversight, ensuring compliance by team members with existing policies and best practices
  • Lead and conduct initiatives on capacity building development with Head of Finance & Operations and MMI.

Qualifications, skills and experience – Essential:

  • A Degree in a relevant field/subject.
  • Must be a Certified Procurement Professional with CPSP-K.
  • At least 5 previous years’ experience working in a similar role.
  • Fluency in English for effective oral and written communication.
  • Highly organized with an ability to pay close attention to detail and capable of reporting in a timely manner.
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • Ability to present information in a clear, logical, and concise manner
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Proficiency working with Microsoft Programmes, especially Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Creative and innovative
  • Good communication skills across all levels and with a wide range of different people
  • Experience working towards tight deadlines
  • Dependable honest and always fostering an atmosphere of trust and integrity

Qualifications, skills and experience – Desirable:

  • Possess a valid driving licence

Method of Application

Please do not apply via clicking on the APPLY FOR THIS JOB below. Applications stating expected salary and CV (including contacts for three professional referees) should be e-mailed to jobs.kenya@marysmeals.org indicating the position title and applicant’s name in the subject line. All attached files should be saved under the applicant’s name.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, 30th July 2021 at 16:30 hours. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted via official Mary’s Meals email address by latest 13th August 2021.

Mary’s Meals never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

 

05 Jul, 2021

Senior Business Analyst – Deadline: Not Specified

What you will do

We’re looking for a Senior Business Analyst who will live in a world where data-driven processes and system interconnects a team of 300+ people working to bring better living to millions. You will be working every day to optimize our data-driven processes to give our teams laser-sharp information that will drive decision-making. You will do this by supporting our various teams to fish out the relevant data they need to focus on, driving concrete analysis to drive decision making, and setting up systems that will help them monitor this continuously. You will play an integral role in the most strategically important processes in our value chain, which starts with the procurement of raw materials and goes on to include manufacturing, inventory management, facilities management, and delivery.

Key projects coming up include ERP Implementation, Integrated Quarterly Reforecasting of anticipated business performance, installation of a new manufacturing line, and associated launch of product lines (which will require the Business Operations team to develop new data capture and reporting metrics and tools).

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Design and maintain data systems and databases; this includes fixing formulas and/or coding errors, and other data-related problems.
  • Perform descriptive and diagnostic analytics using advanced mathematical techniques and/or statistical models
  • Understand key business processes within and across teams and envision how we can better measure their performance and streamline their execution
  • Collaboratively build tools with the teams who will use them
  • Build dashboards that instantly show teams and leaders how they are performing and what needs their attention
  • Analyze data with our management team to inform strategic decision making and determine where we should focus efforts for maximum impact on the company’s performance
  • Understand client business issues, operating business rules, data, and standard operating procedures
  • Incorporate process changes in response to developing business needs
  • Understand, analyze, and provide descriptive answers to client queries resulting from deliverables or business questions
  • Leverage analytic techniques to use data to provide insights and recommendations to client queries resulting from deliverables or business questions.
  • Support and drive continuous automation of business processes (using appropriate tools, etc.) to steer quality improvement and value addition.
  • Apply data quality assurance best practices

Career growth

Moko invests in building the capacity and skills within our team. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship from the management team.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for those who are ready to take up the challenge.

Are you a dream candidate?

  • You have 4+ years of experience in data analysis and project management
  • You are an advanced Excel/Google Sheets expert. Working knowledge of Java and SQL will be an added advantage.
  • You are a highly analytical problem-solver, with a proven track record of creating new systems and solving complex problems.
  • You are a structured & experienced project manager, adept at leading cross-functional teams, taking initiatives from concept to implementation.
  • You excel in data analysis and enjoy digging into data to find actionable insights
  • You love tackling tough problems and having fun in the process.

Apply Via https://moko.co.ke/careers/senior-business-analyst/?utm

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