Contract Manager – Sourcing and Merchandizing | Nairobi, Kenya

Full Time

Wasoko

Contract Manager – Sourcing and Merchandizing | Nairobi, Kenya

About Us:

Wasoko (“people of the market” in Swahili) is revolutionizing access to essential goods and services, transforming communities across Africa. As East Africa’s largest digitized retail distribution platform, powered by our in-house logistics network, we empower tens of thousands of informal retailers in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia. Through Wasoko, they can order essential goods and access working capital financing.

Opportunity:

Join us in building the future of African commerce. The informal retail ecosystem is the backbone of essential goods distribution, worth over $600 billion annually. We’re leveraging our brand, scale, and logistics network to serve 1+ billion African consumers through informal retailers. Be part of building a digital-first operating system for informal retailers, enhancing B2B distribution, and expanding our tools and services to empower communities across Africa.

Role: Expert Contract Manager

As a Contract Manager, your role is pivotal in establishing and managing contract agreements between the company and suppliers. You’ll ensure alignment with objectives, effective communication, and enforcement of negotiated terms. Collaborating with internal stakeholders, you’ll play a key role in optimizing profitability and supplier relations.

About You:

  • Knowledgeable Professional: Familiar with commercial agreements, contractual terms, and legislation regulations. Expertise in ensuring documents align with objectives and are communicated effectively.
  • Optimization Champion: Enforce and optimize negotiated terms and conditions for maximum agreement efficiency and profitability.
  • Strategic Mindset: Comfortable in aligning procurement plans with contracting strategies, liaising with procurement heads, and identifying opportunities for optimization.
  • Dispute Resolver: Proficient in managing supplier disputes, involving internal stakeholders as necessary to ensure favorable outcomes.
  • Supplier Relations Expert: Lead supplier evaluation processes, collaborating with suppliers and internal stakeholders to enhance performance.
  • Risk Management: Offer recommendations and innovative approaches to mitigate supply risks and seize opportunities.
  • Contract Oversight: Maintain a register of supplier contracts, ensuring timely renewals and alignment with strategy.
  • Team Management: Oversee a team of contract associates, ensuring consistent implementation of contract strategy.

Responsibilities:

Procurement Management

  • Align procurement plan with contracting strategy.
  • Regularly liaise with procurement head for optimization and profitability.

Claim Management

  • Track contracts to achieve favorable terms, including JBP, margins, and rebates.

Dispute Management

  • Resolve supplier disputes, involving relevant internal stakeholders.

Supplier Evaluation and Collaboration

  • Lead supplier evaluation processes and collaborate to enhance performance.

Risk Management and Recommendations

  • Offer innovative approaches to manage supply risks and recommend strategies.

Contract Oversight and Renewals

  • Maintain contract register and ensure timely renewals.

Team Leadership

  • Manage contract associates, ensuring strategy implementation.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in BA, supply chain management, or relevant discipline.
  • Proven track record in contract negotiation and management (E-commerce/FMCG or adjacent industry).
  • Strong analytical and planning skills with commercial acumen.
  • Previous team management experience within Supply Chain related functions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and related software packages.

Join the Future of African Commerce

Are you ready to make an impact? Be part of Wasoko’s journey to transform African communities through innovative commerce solutions. Apply now to bring your expertise to our team.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant:

  • Showcase Your Expertise: Highlight your experience in contract negotiation, supplier relations, and risk management.
  • Quantify Achievements: Whenever possible, quantify your achievements to demonstrate your impact.
  • Highlight Leadership: Emphasize your ability to lead and manage teams effectively.
  • Industry Alignment: Tailor your application to showcase your experience in E-commerce/FMCG or related industries.
  • Tech Proficiency: Highlight your familiarity with software packages, especially Microsoft Office.

To apply for this job please visit wasoko.breezy.hr.


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