Victory Farms Kenya:
Victory Farms aims to be the most sustainable fish farm on the planet whilst it scales to feed 2 billion Africans in the coming 2 decades. Currently, VF is sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing fish farm, and the largest Fish Farm in East Africa. We have operations on the Kenyan side of Lake Victoria and distribution capacity throughout Kenya. The Company has the highest standards for performance, execution, culture, and integrity, with best-in-class talent from across the globe.
Reports to: Procurement Manager
POSITION:Procurement Officer, (Nairobi, Kenya)
In this role, you will be a key member of the Victory Farms procurement Team and conduct data driven analyses that will inform Strategic Partners in operations and strategy.
You will report directly to our Procurement Manager and will oversee a substantial portion of the company’s revenue, with direct P&L responsibility. As such, your work will be highly visible to the top executives of the company.
My three (3) primary responsibilities consist of:
➢ Developing and mastering systems to procure material and equipment in a fashion that ensures project success.
➢ Efficient and quick delivery/procurement speed, working within bill of quantities constraints and project timelines to deliver optimal outcomes, developing supplier relationships, negotiating pricing and payment terms.
➢ Interfacing with the finance department to track utilization, project cost allocation, and purchase forecasting; and providing insights for the management team on sourcing strategies.
➢ Ensure timely placement of orders before projects commence.
➢ Liaise with construction management to ensure correct and adequate materials are ordered for.
➢ Update internal databases with order details (dates, vendors, quantities, discounts, credit terms)
➢ Conduct market research to identify pricing trends.
➢ Evaluate offers from vendors and negotiate better prices.
➢ Prepare cost analyses before purchasing for all projects.
➢ Liaise with warehouse staff to ensure all products arrive in good condition.
➢ Make professional decisions in a fast-paced environment.
➢ Maintain records of purchases, pricing, and other important data.
➢ Review and analyze all vendors/suppliers, supply, and price options.
➢ Develop plans for purchasing equipment, services, and supplies.
➢ Negotiate the best deal for pricing and supply contracts.
➢ Ensure that the products and supplies are high quality.
➢ Coming up with procurement policies and centralizing the procurement to procurement department.
➢ Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
➢ At least 2-3years relevant experience in the relevant field.
➢ Good negotiation skills, Interpersonal and analytical skills.
➢ Computer literate especially proficiency in MS Office computer packages and ERP software.
➢ Understanding of import, customs procedures and related documentation will be an added advantage.
➢ Proper understanding of procurement of construction materials documentation.
➢ Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects.
➢ High level of integrity with excellent communication and customer service skills.
➢ Ability to work under minimum supervision, mature and proactive.