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Procurement Manager - Tenders and Contracts  Specialist


Procurement Manager - Tenders and Contracts  Specialist

Kilombero Sugar Company Limited


Open Position: Procurement Manager - Tenders and Contracts  Specialist (1) 

Office Location: Kilombero, Morogoro 

Reports To: Procurement & Inventory Manager 

Date of advert: 21st January 2022 

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Kilombero Sugar Company Limited (KSCL), the largest producer of sugar in the country operating cohesively with Illovo Distillers Tanzania Limited (IDTL) and a member of Illovo  Sugar Africa Limited (Africa’s largest sugar producer). The Company now invites applicants who are self-motivated, honest, hardworking, and committed individuals to fill the above-mentioned position at Kilombero. 

Job Purpose 

Support in purchasing goods and services following company's policies, procedures, and regulations.  

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Actively facilitate supplier development and continuous improvement initiatives  which support ongoing local Procurement strategy 
  • Build an efficient buying network, dynamically aligned with respective category  management 
  • Ability to design tender strategy and prepare local bid documents, manage RFQ and  tender process & analyse bid results 
  • Review spend and vendor performance of local contracts ensuring appropriate  contracts are in place 
  • Extensive experience in collating and developing statistical demand forecast  including metrics around usage and performance of production using excel and  other tools 
  • Work with line management to gather performance data and use to manage quality  of service with established vendors 
  • Contribute to cost reduction initiatives by leveraging Group spend for the Countries Implement and oversee effective and efficient service delivery and resolution of  issues affecting delivery or supply constraints 
  • Implement and monitor continuous improvement practises in Procurement and  Supply Chain
  • Support implementation of ‘fit for purpose’ technology to enable effective  Procurement systems 
  • Manage and validate vendor master and obtain up-to-date management  information by vendor to analyse spend and identify trends and potential savings  opportunities 
  • Analyse local supplier markets and internal demand for identified local supply and  contracts 
  • Work with Procurement & Inventory Manager to prioritise and plan Mill and Supplier  visits to understand and align on future category strategies to facilitate increased  compliance 
  • Resolve issues with suppliers in conjunction with end-user 
  • Ability to design and negotiate local contracts and approve prices, delivery and  payment terms, quality requirements to meet standards and supply objectives Interface with business and other stakeholders to actively manage demand  forecasting, production planning & ensure compliance to contracts and ajira price  agreements 
  • Ensure required procurement processes are followed when initiating the required  commercial processes 
  • Track application of contracts by reviewing surcharge indices, coordinating planning  and performing monthly reconciliation 
  • Source one-offs purchases requested by end-users 
  • Manage supplier accounts with a focus on total cost of ownership 
  • Ensure buying process is procedurally compliant and documentation for audit and  SHERQ purposes are available 


  • Relevant degree (B Com, BA-PSM, Engineering, BSc) 
  • 5+ years Procurement / Purchasing / Supply Chain management experience Registered by PSPTB/IFPSM. 
  • MBA added advantage 
  • Demonstrated understanding of stores management and Inventory management  systems and processes 
  • Work experience in the manufacturing or extractive industry will be an added  advantage 
  • Knowledge of eTendering



  • Excellent attention to details and well-organized. 
  • Self-drive, self-motivation, and agile communicator. 
  • Goal-orientated and committed to delivering quality results/outputs.  Detailed process and strong analytical ability with strong reporting skills Ability to prioritize, manage complexity and deal with multiple stakeholders.  Proactive – able to work without detailed supervision. 
  • Excellent leadership and management skills.  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, internal and external.  
  • Independent and objective decisions maker. 
  • High level of integrity. 
  • Demonstrate ability to lead a big team 


TERMS OF SERVICE: The successful candidate will be engaged on a Permanent Contract. 

All interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, please click here to apply for the position on or before 4th February 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Kilombero Sugar Company Limited is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with disability are highly encouraged to apply.

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  • Mahali: Morogoro, Tanzania
  • Jina la Kazi: Procurement Manager - Tenders and Contracts  Specialist
  • Mwisho wa Maombi: 2022-02-05
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