Senior Procurement Officer at Nation Media Group PLC

The Nation Media Group is a leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, film, and TV entertainment, and uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package and deliver high-quality content on a multi-platform basis.
As the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa, we attract and serve unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.
Job description
Nation Media Group has presence in East and Central Africa, with operations in print, broadcast and digital media. We are seeking to recruit a Senior Procurement Officer to add value to the operations of the group through the Procurement Department.
The successful candidate will report to the Procurement Manager and will work with teams across the organization. The key result areas for this position will include:
Key responsibilities and duties:

Effective and efficient sourcing of goods and services, both locally and internationally, as per laid down procedures;
Managing supplier/ customers relations;
Monitoring market trends;
Ensuring timely supply of quality goods and services that meet all specifications , company requirements and from approved suppliers;
Analyzing and evaluating RFQ and RFP response documents, recommending the most competitive supplier (s) for engagement and adopting the appropriate purchasing model;
Liaising with respective suppliers, clearing and forwarding agents, transporters and regulating authorities such as KRA, KEBS and KPA for timely and effective delivery of materials;
Suppliers performance management through regular tripartite meetings with internal customers and evaluation through SAP MM system for optimal value;
Attending internal customer meetings to better understand their requirements; and
Contracting and contract management

Knowledge, skills and experience requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in Business Management; Graduate Diploma in CIPS or equivalent professional certifications;
At least 4 years work experience in a similar role in a reputable organization;
Project management skills.
Analytical skills
Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills;
High degree of integrity and honesty;
Ability and readiness to work long hours;
Result driven and a team player; and
Knowledge of SAP Materials Management module.