Procurement Manager at Lerotholi Polytechnic

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POST TITLE: PROCUREMENT MANAGER

DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: BURSARY/ ADMIN

REPORTS TO: BURSAR

JOB SUMMARY

As the head of Procurement and Stores section as well as Secretary to the Tender Committee, Procurement Manager will have the following duties and responsibilities under supervision of Bursar:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Liaises with key polytechnic employees to determine their product and service needs
  • Supervises all staff in Procurement and Stores section
  • Serves as Secretary for the Tender Committee and ensures that at all times policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Monitors business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery times
  • Nurtures relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices and quality for company
  • Identifies and researches potential new suppliers
  • Researches new products and services to meet company’s goals
  • Assesses total costs of company purchases
  • Develops and implements strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintaining stock levels
  • Manages procurement processes and ensure policies and procures are being followed.
  • Reviews and feedback on Procurement Analysis Reports quarterly with Bursar to identify issues and find solutions.
  • Ensures that all procurement documentation is in compliance with the policy.
  • Compare proposals for price and specifications
  • Reviews and advises on the Procurement policy of the polytechnic

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, Applied Science, or a Related Field, Especially Those Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) plus at least three (3) years’ experience post qualification in the field of procurement

OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration/ Business Administration/ Commerce or related qualification plus at least CIPS Level 4 certificate or related with an experience of five (5) years post qualification in the field of procurement, with two years of those at the supervisory level.

Knowledge and skills Required:

  • Ability to build and manage business relationships
  • Be a good negotiator
  • Self-driven, motivated with good communication skills (written as well as oral)
  • Be able to work in the most demanding situations
  • Knowledge of Supply Management Software
  • Understanding of costing principle
  • Must have good supervisory abilities

NB * THE POSITION IS ON A FOUR (4) YEAR FIXED – TERM CONTRACT (the contract is renewable based on performance)

HOW TO APPLY

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should hand-deliver their detailed applications to the LP Human Resources Office which is situated at the Administration 1 Building. The applications should be accompanied by: Curriculum Vitae, Certified copies of Educational Certificates and academic transcripts on or before Friday, 03rd SEPTEMBER, 2021 at 1500 hours.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Secretary    

Staff Appointments and Promotions Committee

Lerotholi Polytechnic

P.O. Box 16

Maseru 100

Lesotho

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