Head of Procurement

roomZanzibar City

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businessReal Estate, Construction

Procurement / Purchasing


As part of the Shared Service Centre the Head of Procurement will be responsible for developing a strategic approach to the procurement and material management process for the purchase of direct and indirect goods and services. In this role, the successful candidate would develop and/or update procurement policies and procedures; and develop a centralized procurement program that will add value and efficiency to the organization.


  • Develop, communicate and administer a complete procurement process for the organization
  • Serve as the primary contact for procurement related questions, training, policy and procedure interpretation and alignment across the organization
  • Oversee all procurement processes that include but not limited to purchase orders, proposals, contract development, reconciliation and other relevant administrative duties
  • Oversee the requisition policies from generation and processing of requisitions from Entity to the SSC and establishing limits for Entity level and SSC level requisitions
  • Conduct and maintain records for all Request for Quotes process on behalf of entity or SSC
  • Verification of process of providers is done with integrity and quality focused
  • Develop and communicate a procurement business plan; establish, communicate and implement long-term goals for the department in order to promote effectiveness and efficiency
  • Develop and implement procurement-related training programs for the organization whenever needed
  • Manage current procurement policies, procedures and programs with a focus on their ability to enhance organizational value and efficiency; meet regularly with respective stakeholders regarding procurement for their understanding and/or recommendations to enhance policies, procedures and develop, communicate and implement new/revised policies, procedures and programs as needed.
  • Develop a centralized procurement program that adds value and efficiency to the organization;
  • Facilitate the clearance of goods and services procured in cost effective manner

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Procurement and /or Logistics or related field


  • Proven working experience in procurement, with at least 3 years of supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques as well as a dexterity in “reading” the market
  • Talent in negotiations and networking
  • Good knowledge of supplier or third party management software
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data
  • Results-oriented, metrics-driven leader with expertise in purchasing, supplier collaboration, development and compliance


  • Lives and breathes our values
  • Creativity
  • Time Management
  • Ambitious
  • Assertive & Extroverted
  • Confident
  • Highly persuasive

Reporting To

Chief Operating Officer 




Real Estate: 5 Years

Construction: 5 Years


Procurement / Purchasing: 5 Years