Local Category Manager Job at LafargeHolcim Group - Jobs in Uganda

Local Category Manager

Location:  Uganda

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 12 December 2020

Hiring Organization  LafargeHolcim Group

Hima Cement Ltd. is a subsidiary of Bamburi Cement Ltd. which is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group. LafargeHolcim is the leading producer of building materials in the world. At Hima Cement, our Vision is "To be the preferred supplier of cement and concrete based building solutions in East Africa with a strong focus on customer experience."
Hima Cement works with all actors in the building and construction industry in Uganda – manufacturing and supplying a wide range of building and construction solutions designed to meet housing and construction needs from small projects like individual home buildings to major construction and infrastructure projects. Whether supplying high-quality cement to a craftsman or helping leading architects explore and deliver creative possibilities, Hima is committed to providing solutions that fit the needs of all its clients
In order to achieve the above objectives, Hima Cement limited seeks to recruit a motivated and competent individual for the position below;
Job Title : Local Category Manager
Vacancy Code : LCMX01
Reporting line : Country Head of Procurement
Duration : Full time
Duty Station : Kasese
Job Summary;
The local Category Manager provides support for the development of category practices for local categories, including support in relation to sourcing strategy definition, deployment, and stakeholder management. The Local Category Manager supports the implementation of Global strategies in the country, to maximise total cost of ownership savings and procurement value contribution. Under the guidance of Regional and Global Category Managers / Directors, he/she supports the implementation of Global Category strategies by supporting strategic sourcing initiatives and procurement optimisation projects. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Execute the procurement strategy process and implementation / sourcing execution for a set of local categories in a Cross Functional Team setting
• Lead internal and external analysis (industry and supplier) in collaboration with Regional Category Team, Sourcing Analysts and Category Managers from other countries, as a member of a cross functional sourcing team
• Execute the procurement strategy development process as defined by Global and Regional Category Managers / Directors and involve the Procurement Specialists when appropriate
• Support supplier selection and make recommendations for final decision
• Support fact based negotiations in consultation with the Regional / Global Category Manager / Director
• Ensure stakeholder and local alignments and approvals as required
• Secure knowledge transfer and exchange by creating and storing project deliverables and relevant tools and templates in knowledge repositories
• Establish measures and controls for the country to ensure and track successful implementation in alignment with the global KPI framework.
Executes Local/Regional/Global categories in the country, leads contract implementation & drives contract compliance
• Work in close collaboration with Procurement Specialists and Global Category Managers and Directors to ensure local acceptance of new contracts
• Coordinate contract implementation tasks with Procurement Specialists and users
• Closely monitor internal customers contract compliance, define and take approved corrective actions to improve contract compliance in alignment with the Regional Category Manager/Director and Country Head of Procurement
Manage supplier relationships for local categories
• In line with defined procurement strategy, support the classification and categorization of suppliers, including definition of supplier evaluation and audit policies
• Continuously track supplier performance (utilizing data / reports provided by Sourcing Analyst) • Support supplier development activities; set up cross functional review meetings with suppliers in order to improve performance and further reduce cost
• Initiate and conduct supplier audits according to the globally defined framework under the guidance of Global Category Director / Manager
• Identify potential contract improvement opportunities & re-negotiations
Manage internal customer relationships for local categories
• Manage internal customers feedback on procurement organization and supplier performance • Conduct periodic surveys to measure customer feedback for continuous improvement
• Within the framework of the cross functional sourcing and supplier development teams, closely develop and manage the relationship with internal customers
• Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify further TCO/TVO reduction opportunities
• Improve and reinforce procurement’s profile and recognition within the internal customer community
Execute large Spot Buys
• Support the Procurement Specialists/Spot Buyer to source major unplanned ad hoc demands, in alignment with regional category manager, to keep control over high spend utilizing deep sourcing / category expertise in line with the Source to Contract Policy

Profile & Personal Qualities
• Self-driven, results oriented.
• Able to plan and prioritise
• Comfortable dealing with people and a good listener
• Reliable, tolerant & determined
• Able to work extended hours when required
• Flexibility to work anywhere within Uganda is added advantage

Required Qualifications skills, attributes and competences.
Educational Requirements
• Must have a Bachelors of Honors Degree in a Procurement and Supply Management or a related qualification from a recognized University.
• Postgraduate qualifications in CIPS or its equivalent is an additional requirement.
• Extensive knowledge and experience of spend area at hand is preferred, with substantial professional experience (3-5 years) in the same functional domain or other related positions
• Advanced skills in the Electronic Procurement, and Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) like SAP is an added advantage.
• Must possess a Valid Driver’s license; i.e. 2 years’ experience in driving and accident free.
Required Functional Competences;
• Insightful Analysis such as Spend & Demand Analysis, specification analysis, Supply Market & Competitor Analysis and Value Chain & Total Cost Analysis
• Game Changing Strategic competences such as Value Identification, Risk Management & Commodity Modelling, sustainability and Strategy Development
• Relentless Execution competences such as Value Engineering, Tendering, Negotiation and contracting
• Operations Excellence such as Value Pipeline Management, Supplier Management, Category & Supply Chain Expertise and Procurement Applications & Master Data Management.
• Personal effectiveness i.e. Communicating with Impact, drive for results and teamwork • Business Excellence such as Building Relationships, Project Management & Planning and Challenging & Influencing business partners.
• Inspirational Leadership that involves dealing with ambiguity

Job Education Requirements: Must have a Bachelors of Honors Degree in a Procurement and Supply Management

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Application procedure

Hima cement will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, should send their CVs, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 12th December, 2020. (Email your application and CV to career.applications.hima@lafargeholcim.com  and let’s save the environment).
Key Notes:
1. Hima Cement Limited is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
2. Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
3. Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
4. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
5. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The Human Resource Manager – Corporate
Hima Cement Ltd, Namanve Industrial Area
P.O Box 7230 Kampala

Date Posted: 2020-12-09