Procurement Manager Vacancy at 54 FMCG

54 FMCG hereby invites applications from Ethiopia for a Vacancy as a Procurement Manager at 54 FMCG. The application will close on 29 September 2020.

Location: Addis Ababa

54 FMCG advertised posts are as follows:


Responsible for ongoing management of purchasing strategy and activity and for ensuring optimal supplier performance and price. Develop and implement a strategy to ensure the function is operating in line with the objectives of the business to add value, mitigate supply chain risk and deliver cost savings. Develop and maintain strategic supplier relationships and manage the development of contracts, contractual relationships and contract management to deliver continuous improvement in delivery of goods and services by the supply base. Lead and manage a team of Buyers to deliver the appropriate support to the business to ensure corporate and business development objectives are met. Work alongside the senior management team in contributing to overall business objectives.

Strategy and Development

  • Overall responsibility for Purchasing and Cost Estimating activities across the business
  • Create and implement best practice purchasing vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance
  • Ensure that purchasing strategies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality and delivery targets, which enables the company to function and compete effectively in the market to include: Terms and conditions, supplier selection/de-selection, evaluation and rationalization of supply chain solutions including vendor managed inventory, supplier consignments and safety stock
  • Evaluate the challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks and develop opportunities
  • Contribute to overall business strategy and annual budget process
  • Take ownership of the purchasing policy, guidelines and any associated documents
  • Initiate and develop creative and innovative procurement processes (eProcurement)
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General and Task Management

  • Responsible for managing relationships and negotiating with key suppliers at a senior and strategic level
  • Negotiate contract terms with key suppliers to ensure value for money, quality standards and delivery terms with technical and operational input from stakeholders if appropriate
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer supplier power
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
  • Develop an overall vendor base which creates and sustains a competitive advantage utilizing global market exploitation, leveraging spends and leveraging technologies
  • Develop, implement and maintain a supplier relationship and evaluation process to measure effective supplier performance and compliance
  • Work closely with Marketing and Product Development Team to source new and alternative raw materials.

People Management

  • Provide leadership to departments under control. Coach, mentor and develop direct reports and manage a high performing team that delivers continuous improvement, added value and cost reductions
  • Set department objectives and monitor ongoing progress and performance
  • Ensure strong communication between teams under leadership to facilitate exchange of information and in order to implement change and improvements
  • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors
  • Responsible for developing the appropriate organizational structure, resource plans and culture to support the business objectives and customer deliverables
  • Provide leadership, coordination and coaching to the team, ensuring they are trained enabling them to achieve the operational and financial metrics within their areas of responsibility and succeed in their roles
  • Complete regular performance reviews, manage attendance, holidays, disciplinary issues and procedures as appropriate
  • Establish strategy and best practices for staff to ensure achievement of overall business objectives. Work with the Purchasing team to translate strategy into specific annual performance goals and departmental objectives including KPIs, Financial Budget and Control
  • Input and hold responsibility for Purchasing and cost estimating budgets
  • Prepare the annual Purchasing budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with customer and legal requirements. Manage the budget from identification to completion of projects Relationship Management
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance
  • Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the purchasing strategy
  • Communicate with stakeholders the impact of market change and potential effects on supply. Recommend solutions without compromising quality or service while optimizing cost
  • Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on Purchasing activities Environmental
  • Review environmental strategies that impact on future ways of operating and ensure implementation where possible
  • Review the use of technological systems that support a more environmentally friendly approach
  • Review opportunities to be as environmentally friendly as possible  
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Self Management

  • Inspire and motivate the team
  • Knows, develops the team and consistently manages performance firmly and fairly
  • Resilient, optimistic and open to change
  • Is self aware · Shows moral courage, openness and honesty in all dealings
  • Is confident, assertive and self assured
  • Self motivated and able to work well under pressure

Job Requirements


  •  Degree in Business Administration, Logistics, or relevant fields.
  • Demonstrated track-record and ability to manage inventory, ability to analyze data and provide insights from data


  • 10 years of experience as a Head Procurement or similar role in FMCG organization
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How to Apply

Application instruction

Please title your application with subject line: -“Procurement Manager “

Candidates meeting the above-required qualifications are invited to send their CV through

Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for an interview.

Application deadline: September 29, 2020

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