Job Vacancy – Sourcing Manager

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June 26, 2018 | No Comments

Duma Works is recruiting a sourcing manager  for one of our clients; a distribution and finance company that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda. The sourcing manager will be responsible for handling the company’s end to end sourcing operations.



About you

You are someone who cares deeply about improving livelihoods in Africa. You bring more than passion to the role: you have the grit and resilience to do this work. You have deep sourcing and management expertise, and you’re excited about being hands-on, without getting lost in the weeds.
You are a problem-solver, a direct and candid communicator, and a thoughtful change agent who understands that there are tensions to balance in this kind of diverse organization.
You are a natural manager able to guide our sourcing strategy and management while working in a complex, constantly changing and resource-constrained environment. You are eager for the challenge of shaping the future of this organization. You have the skills to provide clear, consistent international and local sourcing leadership for a fast growing social enterprise, and the nimbleness to respond to continual innovation and increased demands for performance. You inspire excellence with your team, building a sense of shared values and goals.

About the position

Position title: Sourcing Manager
Reports to: CTO
Location: Kampala, Uganda

Specific Responsibilities


Through understanding of the procurement environment ensure quality product and service suppliers are selected and continuous improvements in supplier relationships; through this and smooth procurement processes sourcing shall ensure the teams increasing value addition to the company. You shall use data available through tracking of the teams activities to enable improved contract negotiations and supplier management.

Stock Management:

Accurate forecasting of stock and payments to enable required products for sale and cash requirements within budget.
You identify the key ordering options available and their positive and negative impacts, driving strategic decisions and solutions on cash and stock.

Order management

Product orders on time and managed successfully across suppliers and shipment to prevent delays and ensure arrival on time and in budget at the company’s country offices.
You identify trends in the data, creating and rolling out key strategic solutions to enabled improved order process.

Guidance/ Team Leadership

You work to develop the team through processes and personnel, creating an effective working environment and optimal performance, reported weekly to your director.
You create management structures that allow for full transparency on team performance an management of tasks.

Qualifications and competencies

  • Proven work experience as a sourcing manager preferably with a sizable company across countries
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management and relevant software
  • Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgment
  • Strong project management and leadership skills
  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships
  • Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data. Advanced excel skills.
  • Solid judgement with ability to make good decisions
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Proven financial and treasury management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team
  • BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration. Additional relevant certification and higher education highly preferred


To apply online click here or send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to [email protected] marking the subject as “3416”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 3416 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: Friday, 20 July 2018


* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we will not be able to move forward with you application.

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