Officer, Procurement

KOKO Networks

KOKO Networks

kigali, rwanda
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2023
About KOKO Networks
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed climate-tech company with 1,800+ employees across East Africa, India, and the United Kingdom. Our mission is to imagine and deliver technology that improves life in the world’s fastest growing cities. We offer a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment with significant opportunities for professional growth. Our core lines of business currently include: (1) KOKO Fuel, an ultra-clean liquid bioethanol cooking fuel solution delivered via a network of smart fuel ATMs and leveraging existing downstream liquid fuels infrastructure; and (2) KOKO Climate, which retails the emissions reductions that occur from switching households from deforestation-based charcoal to KOKO Fuel. In 2021, KOKO was selected as the world’s leading emerging markets climate technology solution by FT/IFC.
As Procurement Officer, you will be responsible for the timely procurement and delivery of high quality, cost competitive goods and services in line with demand from different user departments. You shall onboard suppliers and manage the relationship in line with KOKO’s mission and commitment on service delivery to our customers

What You Will Do

  • Drive the procurement process for local sourcing, ensuring speed and delivery within competitive terms
  • Invite, assess, and award/recommend suppliers for tenders, bids, quotations, and proposals inline with set procurement processes
  • On board new suppliers using set supplier evaluation / creation process and manage contract execution in liaison with Supply Chain Department
  • Establish and maintain strategic relationships with pre-qualified suppliers to ensure services and goods are delivered within cost and on time within stated specifications
  • Monitoring of consumption of parts and materials through historical data from ERP, store records and collaboration with other departments to plan and forecast the requirements and place orders on a timely basis
  • Maintain an up-to-date local suppliers schedule through regular follow up on status of orders
  • Liaise with warehouse teams to share relevant documentation required for the GRN process
  • Maintain customer satisfaction through professional conduct and engagements while ensuring an effective interface with other departmental staff is maintained
  • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with respective Health, Safety and Environmental and company policies and procedures

What You Will Bring to KOKO

  • University degree in Supply Chain Management, Procurement or related field
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain processes and vendor relationship management
  • Good knowledge of ERP and excellent excellent skills in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets
  • Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Ownership mindset and customer first attitude
KOKO is committed to gender and racial diversity in the workplace. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply!