IT Procurement Senior Officer
Responsible for processing the assigned requisitions, in addition to acting proactively to secure the requirements with the best value for money in alignment with the procurement policies and procedures and the identified SLAs to have the job done.
Solicit for offers and ensure compliance with the procurement policies and procedures
Extract the offers and develop a joint evaluation report
Place and issue purchase orders and award them to the suppliers/vendors after having the contract signed or the applicable terms and conditions are approved
Make sure that all needed
supporting documents are archived
Follow up with suppliers/vendors on the progress
Develop, implement, and manage procurement policies and procedures
Monitor and report on procurement performance, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and organizational standards.
Develop and manage supplier relationships and contracts.
Negotiate contracts with vendors and suppliers to secure the best prices, terms, and service.
Source, identify, and evaluate potential new suppliers and vendors.
Develop and maintain supplier scorecards, ensuring compliance with organizational requirements
Monitor supplier performance to ensure quality and cost objectives are met.
Prepare and review purchase orders, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
Analyse market and delivery systems to develop and recommend strategies for cost reduction and efficiency improvement.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, business administration, supply chain management, industrial engineering, or any other related field.
Level of Experience:
Intermediate Experience in IT procurement in a large organization.
Technical Skills & Knowledge:
Ability to recognize, analyze, and offer solutions to problems or involve the necessary people to ensure the problem is properly resolved.
The ability to make sound decisions to successfully integrate objectives, opportunities, and resources.
Ability to liaison with other cross functional employees and work with multiple processes and procedures.
Time management skills are necessary to successfully manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines.
Accounting and mathematical skills to conduct value analysis, discrepancy resolution, and the review of bids and pricing proposals.
Ability to acquire detailed knowledge of specific customers, pricing, products, product lines, and packing & shipping standards.
Knowledge of tender evaluation process
Negotiation skills and assertiveness in dealing with external vendors.
Good command of analytical thinking
Good command of problem-solving techniques
Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office.
3-5 of experience in purchasing of IT products
Experience working with IT purchase requirements.
Experience working with IT Professionals and IT Management staff.
Experience working with IT vendors.
Certifications & Licensure:
CIPS Level 4 (Diploma in Procurement and Supply)
CIPS Level 5 (Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply) or Level 6 (Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply)
Tools & Systems:
ERP systems (preferably Oracle ERP System