Senior Procurement Executive at Hotpoint Appliances Ltd – May 2024

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Senior Procurement Executive

Hotpoint Appliances Limited has an exciting career opportunity in the Commercial Department.
We are seeking for talented, dynamic, self-driven and results oriented individual who is committed to excellent performance and participating in our growth strategy.

Reports to: Procurement Head
Department: Commercial
Location: Head Office, Ruiru

Job Purpose

  • Ensure a smooth flow between the Head of Procurement and the product management team.
  • Facilitate seamless communication and interaction internally (with respective departments) and externally (suppliers and customers)
  • Key focus on Data utilization, analysis, preparation and financial thumbprint on all negotiations and projects/activities.

Job Responsibility and Accountability

  • Ensure monthly meetings with the respective departments are held – Sales channels, Marketing, Service and Imports.
  • Clear data analysis, planning and agenda for each meeting.
  • Ensure time-based strategy for any EOL models.
  • Ensure valid Contracts are in place – which are integrated with feedback from the respective departments – Procurement, finance, audit and Exco team.
  • Implement Service Level Agreements and track KPIs and Brand P&L for Suppliers
  • Ensure all contractual claims are claimed quarterly
  • Focus on all data and automation related areas – decisions made in procurement are always based on a combination of data and market understanding.
  • Continuously evaluate and enhance the product line up based on channel demands.
  • Detailed specification sheets to be maintained for all key brands and categories
  • Improvement of internal training material – Range, technical specifications, features, Unique selling points, aesthetical enhancements, warranties, benefits by channel versus competitors, key verticals to target
  • Engage with suppliers and strategic partners at the highest level to build strong business relationships.
  • Be the link between Hotpoint and the brand principal from a marketing perspective.
  • Ensure all departmental operational flows and procedures are updated and adhered to
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • Minimum qualification of a degree in business or any other relevant field.

Experience

  • At least five years of experience in a senior procurement position
  • Previous experience in supply chain matters, with focus on importation
  • Extensive knowledge of the channel management, forecasting and strategic planning.
  • Extensive knowledge of the retail market sector and consumer electronic products.
  • Understanding of market trends and mapping.
  • Extensive financial & supply chain knowledge.
  • Knowledge of preparation of budgets
  • Track record of effective strategy execution.
  • Track record of negotiating with suppliers

Key Skills:

  • Leadership skills
  • Planning and forecasting skills.
  • Data analysis skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and timely execution
  • Report writing and presentation skills.
  • Budget management skills
  • Market mapping – trends, segmenting and tracking
  • Ability to understand product and train
  • Identifying and sourcing products based on market trends and requirements
  • Relationship building skills

Submit Your Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: careers@hotpoint.co.ke using the position as subject of email.