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Procurement Specialist

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Published on 20.03.2020


Paper, wood, rubber, plastic, glass, tobacco
Distribution, selling, wholesale
Quality, methods
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Position : Procurement Specialist

We are recruiting a Procurement Specialist.


  • Leading, coordinating and monitoring NPS Factory PPO team to handle procurement and purchasing activities in NPS area (services, consumable materials etc.) taking initiatives to ensure timely purchasing at the required quality, quantity and time at the best price in line with company Code of Conduct, Operating Guidelines and P2P Procedures.
  • Close cooperation with relative local and global functions as applicable to resolve required issues and ensure efficient and uninterrupted procurement, purchasing and payment processes.
  • In cases where individual procurement initiatives are necessary for certain spend types, leading negotiations and competitive bidding/tenders with potential suppliers in close cooperation with the respective departments, to ensure the most competitive value in terms of quality, price, service and lead-time for the company.
  • Ensuring that biddings/tenders are done, and all tendering documentation is professionally maintained in line with the requirements of the company procedures, as agreed in negotiation calendar, in line with local, regional and global initiatives.
  • Ensuring that all exceptions are properly approved before commitment to 3rd parties are made.
  • Tracks contracts and its documents and or Service Level agreements.
  • Managing existing supplier base in his/her respective area.
  • Maintaining effective communication with vendors.
  • Regularly assessing key supplier performance together with internal customers to constantly improve customer-buyer-vendor relationships and vendor performance.
  • Creating and maintaining new and existing vendors via VCA.
  • Proactively researching and monitoring the market for new suppliers and products, best price and value propositions.
  • Updating internal customers on latest developments in the respective market segments.
  • Purchasing materials and services upon requests received from internal customers within agreed budgets and timelines based on the established vendor agreements, company policies and procedures. Creating and expediting Purchase Orders in line with company procedures.
  • Resolving issues related to vendor performance, undelivered/damaged materials and services. Supporting accounts payable function and goods receipt in resolving issues.
  • Compliance with corporate P2P procedures, JTI Operating guidelines, Code of Conduct, Safety, ISO and EHS rules and related local procedures.
  • Coordinating PPO SAP or NON-SAP activities. Performing other tasks requested by the Purchasing Manager within the competency.
Required profile for job ad : Procurement Specialist
  • Business degree or Engineering.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Purchasing/Procurement role
  • Fluency in English.
  • PC literacy; Excellent usage capability of MS Office, especially Excel, ERP systems
Job criteria for job ad : Procurement Specialist
Job category:
Production, maintenance, quality
Paper, wood, rubber, plastic, glass, tobacco
Quality, methods
Services other
Employment type:
Permanent contract
Region :
City :Khartoum North
Experience level:
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Number of Position(s):10

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