Axia HR Tanzania

The Procurement & Sourcing Manager is responsible for strategizing and negotiating with farmers, suppliers, and vendors in order to acquire the most cost-effective deals and reduce procurement expenses.


Duties and Responsibilities:

● Develop a sourcing SOP for the department

● Develop a supplier database that would add to the profitability of the organization

● Negotiate with vendors for advantageous returns for the Organization. Strong negotiation skills are a must.

● Secure Profitable deals through efficient networking with suppliers.

● Ability to analyze market fluctuations and trends on supplier rates.

● Recruiting suppliers who align with the organization’s values and ethics. Checking them with other companies.

● Demand Forecast Planning and Executing. Inventory Management.

● Constantly evaluate vendor efficiency and prices.

● Finalize purchase deals that are profitable for the organization

● Drive delivery efficiency and ensure cost reduction through expense analysis.

● Work with other departments and ensure specifications and expectations on quality are met.

● Track industry trends on categories dealt with by the organization.

● Create an efficient system of delivery and recording it.

● Manage clearances for timely delivery from sources/suppliers. Shipping and lead time


● Develop a replenishment model, which will ensure inventory management.

● Manage finances related to procurement and delivery.

● Great people management skills internal and external.

● Following and implementing procurement policies of the organization.

● Preparing budgets, cost analysis and good reports.

● Strategic thinking in alignment with overall business deliverables.

● Sustaining the standards of the company.

● High-risk management ability.

● Managing compliances as is the law of the land.

● Managing multiple project requirements through the team/suppliers.

● Ability to scale up procurement based on demand.

● Perform any other duties assigned by the management.


Qualities and Requirements:

● Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, or business administration or similar related field

● Proven experience managing supply chain operations.

● Experience using supply chain management software and tools, including Oracle, SAP Ariba, and/or Envision.

● In-depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts, invoicing, and negotiation terms.

● Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access).

● Management and leadership skills.

● Multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks.

● Highly organized and detail-oriented.

● Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

● Able and willing to travel around 70%.

● Valid driver’s license.

● Detail-oriented: Quality and Precision-focused

● Stable: Traditional, Stable, Strong processes

● People-oriented: Supportive, Accept Diversity and Fairness-focused

● Team-oriented: Cooperative and Collaborative

● Ability to work for long periods of time, under pressure, to produce results.

● Customer service with Persuasion and negotiation skills, Closing skills.

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