Procurement Officer at Mwananchi Communications Limited

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Mwananchi Communications Limited, a subsidiary of Nation Media Group and publishers of leading Tanzania newspapers. Mwananchi, Mwanaspotl, The Citizen and are looking for motivated and highly experienced individuals to fill the positions of:


Job purpose:

The incumbent is tasked with the responsibility of assisting with timely procurement of quality goods and services that are competitively priced from MCL approved suppliers both locally and globally, as per the company’s business requirements.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Receives, reviews and approves IPRs within authority limits.
  • Gets approval from Section Managers and MD for IPRs above authority.
  • Prepare annual procurement plan and monitor its execution.
  • Coordinate purchases for major expenditure through tender board.
  • Negotiate commercial terms with suppliers.
  • Ensures that IPRs are promptly issued for goods and services and LPO/PPOs are approved.
  • Follow up and ensures that goods and services ordered are actually delivered as per specifications.
  • Monitor consumption, stock and re-order level.
  • Ensure that all returns, printed waste, miscellaneous disposable assets and materials are sold in accordance with the approved procedure.
  • Liaise with user departments to ensure that all office utilities are readily available and cost effectively used.
  • Monitors all insurance matters to ensure adequate cover, settlement of claims and update records.
  • Perform annual supplier’s evaluation and communicate feedback for improvements.
  • Manage supplier relationship.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Academic : Basic University Degree in Procurement and Supplies from Reputable Institution.
  • Professional : Accredited certification of Procurement.
  • Experience : 3 – 5 years’ work experience in a similar role in a reputable organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills:
  • High degree of integrity and honesty;

Knowledge of SAP Materials Management module will be an added advantage

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Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing a detailed CV and copies of professional certificates and a day time telephone contact by June 7, 2019 to; or direct to the career portal


Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

MCL Is an equal opportunity employer.

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