Strategic Sourcing Manager-International Commodities & Packaging at Africa Improved Foods Rwanda: (Deadline 19 October 2021)
Our Client, Africa Improved Foods Rwanda Ltd (AIF) is a manufacturer of highly nutritious quality fortified foods, intended to address malnutrition among vulnerable population segments such as pregnant and breast-feeding mothers, older infants, and young children especially in the first 1,000 days of their life. To this end, they plan to avail on a commercial scale nutritional product for lifestyle consumer groups in Rwanda, East African Region, and the whole of Africa.
In as much as they are a commercial, for-profit organization, they also strive to have maximum social, economic, and environmental impact possible on the communities in which they operate. The model is to source raw materials from local small-holder farmers, employee, develop and deploy local talent in the creation and growth of our fortified foods business.
Our Client is looking for self-motivated, qualified individuals with the right attitude and a passion for innovation to join their team on the position of Strategic Sourcing Manager-International Commodities & Packaging.
Business Group/Unit: Africa Improved Foods Rwanda Ltd
Department: Supply Chain
Reports to: Head of Purchasing
Direct reports: S/he might have functional or direct responsibilities for regional and local buyers
Purpose of the job
Accountable for the development and implementation of purchasing strategies for international commodities including: Sugar, Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP), Vegetable Oil, Vitamin Premixes & Minerals as well as Laminated Foils and Carton Boxes.
To ensure that the products are purchased in the most value-added manner.
Support the purchasing process and the Purchasing Department to manage the supply chain effectively and efficiently.
Sourcing strategy and Purchasing Process
Provide input (business requirements, market knowledge, etc.) and coordinate development of a harmonized sourcing strategy for all items mentioned above.
Develop a strong understanding of the market and monitor competitive factors and risks. Understand the potential supply base and track the market and price trends.
Develop total cost of ownership models and scenarios across the end-to-end category value chain.
Establish category long, mid, short-term priorities based on benefits opportunities vs business needs.
Lead or actively participate in specific projects related to the category specificities
Use spend analysis to monitor spend and develop relevant insights to support sourcing strategies and sourcing decisions.
Apply the Structured Strategic Sourcing Processes. Lead the development and implementation of the purchasing strategy for specified products.
Own price budgeting and forecasting for products/categories in charge supporting financial planning.
Lead development of negotiation strategy and execute negotiation strategy in a timely and effective manner
Establish supplier development, diversification, and relationship management strategies.
Implement and support execution of master contracts and supply agreements.
In relation with other buyers, lead end-to-end supplier management: qualification, performance management, development, etc.
Lead supplier diversity initiatives.
Lead, support, and coordinate cross-functional teams engaged into sourcing activities and projects.
Communicate purchasing knowledge, strategies, and goals to increase purchasing expertise.
Establish performance management for categories and or product.
Track category performance metrics: financial and non-financial.
If required implement business-specific purchasing (sourcing and procurement) procedures with respect to specific business needs and priorities.
Build achievable and compelling risk management framework and business continuity plans.
Manage “Supply Crisis”: work with relevant functions to ensure fast resolutions and continuity of supply.
Capture lessons learnt from the crisis and translate into opportunities for improvement.
Own suppliers and external partners’ relationships for specified category/products.
Optimize supplier relationship for key business suppliers to develop trust based connections.
Be actively engaged into networking activities to leverage category knowledge and opportunities for AIF: peers, professional associations, NGO’s, Government and local authorities, suppliers, etc.
Manage and develop the local / field purchasing team and continuously improve its ways of working.
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