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Contracts & Procurement Manager

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Kenya
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/08/2011
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The Company:
Our client operates in the oil and gas sector.

The Role:
Provide leadership on delivery of in country C&P strategies and during implementation of C&P group initiatives within the business unit.

Responsibilities /Key Objectives:
• Lead, manage and motivate C&P team to deliver C&P strategy using results oriented performance approaches.
• Take lead position in Planning, Developing, executing and evaluating a fit for purpose C&P strategy to support Business Unit objectives, emphasizing the need to get the best services/products at the possible minimum cost.
• Manage relationship with external stakeholders (suppliers, regulators) to achieve Business Unit objectives while protecting its image.
• Manage relationship with internal stakeholders (other functions) to achieve business objectives by abiding by agreed upon service level standards.
• Stimulate local content in contracting processes and strategy
• Deliver nationalisation and succession plan in C&P Department by Coaching, grooming and mentoring and being responsible for staff training and development.

Financial Responsibility:
• Subject to compliance with our client's C&P Procedures, authority to endorse recommendations to award purchase orders and contracts for goods, works and services (as defined by our client).

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Minimum 3 years at managerial level.
• Contracts formulation experience with substantive exposure to all disciplines and issues within the supply chain.
• Industrial Operations contracting experience, coupled with purchasing, logistics supply chain and materials management activities.
• Experience working in Africa on the above is preferred
• Preferably to Degree level in a business or management related subject.
• CIPS preferred.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with diverse business drivers and variables.
• Awareness of and the ability to manage exposure to commodity price volatility across the supply chain cycle.
• Collaborative with heightened communications and related interpersonal skills.
• Ability to influence senior management and to provide contracting expertise and advice to our client at all levels to deliver value.
• Good team worker and team manager.
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