Senior Procurement Specialist Needed


Vacancy: Senior Procurement Specialist
Summary: The Wrigley Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of chewing gum.
Wrigley is a subsidiary of the MARS Company, a global leader in the chocolate and pet-food categories and one of the largest privately owned businesses.

At Wrigley, we love what we do and are passionate about our people.

People in over 150 countries enjoy our brands everyday. Our secret to success is ensuring our associates treat the business as if it were their own and ensuring that we harness the individual strengths of our people.

We also place great emphasis on being a responsible company with an eye on the future.

Job Purpose

The objective of the job is to develop and execute the regional buying strategies for all non-global general services categories and Factory categories, and itemizing the two categories in terms of costs, quality, risk & availability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the execution of the  regional buying strategies for all General  and Factory Services categories
  • Develop and drive local specific buying strategies as appropriate
  • Lead sourcing activities to include vendor selections, negotiations, contracting and  regional category management
  • Key contact for supplier relationships
  • Recommend and execute best practices for the region including but not limited to implementation of industry benchmarking, breakthrough continuous improvement of buying activities
  • Lead and contribute to global/regional projects as required.
  • Responsible for team leadership, guidance, and career development
  • University degree required; MBA in business or economics preferred.
  • 5- 8 years experience in the FMCG industry
  • Buying experience at a high level for indirect and/or direct categories while working with various stakeholder bases.
  • Demonstrated leadership of multicultural regional teams.
  • Demonstrated leadership in change management.
  • Proven results in strategic sourcing and savings / value delivery to the business.
How to Apply:
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by end of day Wednesday 30th October 2013 to:

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100


Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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