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Role

The Manager Procurement will be responsible for the Airline's purchasing and contracting functions. He/She will be head of the procurement and disposal unit of the Airline. He/She will coordinate, advise and provide technical support on all procurement and contracts across the Airline.

The Manager Procurement reports to the CEO of the Airline.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set up, lead and manage the procurement and disposal department of the Airline.
  • Develop procurement and asset disposal policies, procedures and regulations to ensure transparent procurement and disposal systems.
  • Compile and consolidate annual and medium term procurement plans for all Airline departments for management and Board approval.
  • Annually develop and maintain a list of pre-qualified suppliers of goods and services to enable timely procurement.
  • Guide the suppliers and service providers on the Airline procurement procedures.
  • Liaise with Director Finance and administration to ensure availability of procurement funds.
  • Provide timely technical advise to the Accountable Manager, contracts committee and other stakeholders within the Airline.
  • Coordinate evaluations of procurement bids and recommend appropriate procedures.
  • Prepare periodic procurement and disposal reports and work plans for the Airline.
  • Organize procurement training for the user departments, in line with the Airline procurement procedures and other relevant laws and regulations.
  • Liaise with user departments to prepare specifications and terms of reference for procurement of goods and services.
  • Work closely with contract managers to ensure effective contract implementation by the contractors.
  • Draft contracts/agreement documents for the commissioning of contracts.
  • Work closely with the secretary contract committee to ensure that the contracts committee carries out its activities effectively and efficiently.
  • Institute policies and procedures for collecting and reporting key metrics that will ensure cost effectiveness in overall expenditure while maintaining productivity.
  • Evaluate and enhance purchasing procedures and perform cost analysis and set appropriate benchmarks for local and overseas suppliers.
  • Delegate tasks and supervise the work of purchasing and procurement agents across all departments and Coordinate deliveries.
  • Work with multiple vendors to determine the best deals for the company, and to evaluate the offers based on price, quality, speed of delivery and other factors.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Professionally qualified Purchasing & Supply Practitioner with at least 3 year experience as head of a procurement unit or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Accounting required (MBA preferred) with 10+ years’ experience in procurement or purchasing.
  • Experience in airline procurement or aviation supply industry is preferred.
  • Excellent managerial and training skills.
  • Good Analytical Skills.
  • Seasoned practitioner with good Decision-Making Skills.
  • Computer Literacy and Math Skills: Basic math skills will be needed to analyze prices and get the best deals possible.
  • Good Negotiating Skills: you will be working with suppliers to create and negotiate the best deals and solutions for the airline.
  • Strong character with high degree of honesty and integrity.

Package

  • A competitive salary is offered

About Us

Uganda Airlines, the National Carrier of the Republic of Uganda based at Entebbe International Airport is now accepting applications for a number of job opportunities.

As a member of the team, you will be responsible for presenting a positive image of the airline in keeping with its brand to connect the world to the Pearl of Africa. You will be enthusiastic about serving all Uganda Airlines customers and colleagues with courtesy and respect in line with the company’s values. You will also be championing safety and ensuring international aviation standards are maintained at the airline. This is a great opportunity to be part of the new National Airline, in this exciting industry.

How to apply

Application letters, complete with Curriculum Vitae giving two (2) referees, and copies of academic and professional certificates with one passport size photograph (one full size photograph for Cabin Crew applicants) should be submitted online at www.careers.ugandairlines.com or by post quoting the Job Reference number accordingly.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Manager Human Resources.
Uganda National Airlines Company Ltd.
P.O. Box 431, Entebbe, Uganda
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Only successful applicants will be contacted.