About AndelaAndela exists to connect brilliance and opportunity. Since 2014, we have been dedicated to breaking down global barriers and accelerating the future of work for both technologists and organizations around the world.For technologists, Andela offers competitive long term career opportunities with leading organizations, access to a global community of professionals, and education opportunities with leading technology providers. For companies, Andela provides access to a global network of fully integrated team members that unlock their business’ innovation and growth potential. At Andela, we are deeply passionate about creating long-lasting and transformative growth opportunities for all and doing it in an  way.We are excited to continue building our remote first team with incredible people like you! Title: Manager, Procurement Location: Africa (ONLY Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Rwanda, Egypt)Experience: 7+ yearsJob RequirementsWe are seeking a Manager, Procurement who will lead the Procurement team to provide cost-efficient, timely and best-in-class infrastructural support and solutions that will enable the team to deliver excellent results to internal and external customers.Key competencies required for this role include: Own the vision: Builds engagement and enthusiasm by uniting the team with a compelling sense of purpose and a clear direction that everyone can relate toConnect to the customer: Consistently anchors the team’s work to customer needs in order to shift day-to-day focus to a service orientationCommunicate effectively: Builds shared understanding for team and stakeholders by simplifying complex ideas, listening to other’s viewpoints, and adjusting communication style accordinglyCollaborate to Influence: Proactively connects with cross-functional teams to achieve results and makes a compelling case to move others to act through data and subject matter expertiseSet standards and takes accountability: Builds a culture focused on creating business impact by translating the team’s strategy into clearly defined performance standards tracked consistently to ensure the team is moving in the right directionDevelop talent: Promotes a culture of feedback, delegation, autonomy and support to build a safe place for contributors to learn and perform their best workFoster a growth mindset: Builds a culture focused on the team’s overall development by consistently working with contributors to assess skill gaps and helping them build their growth pathsBuild an empowered self: Role models by actively seeking feedback from others and looking for new ways to grow and be challenged Key responsibilities:Job Description Developing sound, cost-effective strategies for the goods or services used in the businessEvaluating spending operations while seeking ways to improve and enhance service deliveryIdentify potential suppliers based on project requirementsConducting cost analysis and setting benchmarks for improvementNegotiate contracts, terms and deadlines with vendors and suppliersMonitor and update relevant departments regarding price fluctuations of goods and vendor pricingProcess purchase orders to acquire goodsWork closely with the legal department to ensure contract terms are favourable to the companyAttend meetings with the legal team, engineering team, vendors and suppliers Qualifications & Characteristics Bachelor's degree in business administration or relevant fieldAt least seven years of relevant work experienceProven experience working in the operations fieldExperience in project management and data analysis, tools (excel, google sheets) and reporting is a plusProficient in G-Suite tools (docs, slides, sheets, etc.)Excellent communication and time management skillsKnowledgeable on request management tools (Zendesk etc.)Experience working on global teams in a fast-paced environment #LI-LC1 Benefits Fully Remote work culture - we hire globally and all of our roles are fully remote!Bring your own device stipend - buy your own laptop with funds from AndelaQuarterly work from home stipendsFlexible working hoursEquity (as a part of compensation package)Healthcare, 401k (US only)Andela Affinity GroupsGrowth & development pathsGenerous Paid Time Off, Parental Leave, Compassionate LeaveAnd more to come! We're on a journey to reimagine global benefits at Andela
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