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Senior Sourcing Manager - Global

M-KOPA
Full time
Apply by 23 April 2021

Job description

JOB PURPOSE

  • Lead in Global phone sourcing and owner of sourcing processes.
  • Supply Supplier relationship (OEM/MNO/Distributor) management.
  • Manage new phone model transition in close liaison with Market Dev.

KEY JOB FUNCTIONS

1.Product/Accessories Sourcing.

  • Lead in Multi-sourcing of products 
  • Obtaining quotes from different suppliers. Negotiating price, quantity, and delivery schedules with suppliers.
  • Implementing inventory optimization strategies to avoid stock-outs.
  • Distributor onboarding with competitive terms- At least 2 suppliers / device / country.

2.Product management 

  • Manage new phone model transition in close liaison with Market Dev. 
  • Approval owner of phone accessories and ensuring they are lined up by the time the new model is being rolled out to the market.
  • Proactive management of probable phones that may become obsolete in close collaboration with commercial teams. 

3.Certifications

  • Following up with OEM to ensure Type approval certificates are in place before start of sales in each country.

4.Material Supply Planning

  • Support demand and planning team in ensuring supplier production and shipment are as per the schedule. 
  • Owner of communicating supplier FC to OEM/Distributors/MNO

5. Supply relationship owner (OEM/MNO/Distributor) while putting MKOPA interest first. 

6. Other Stakeholder support

  • Offer the necessary Support to Market Dev during New product testing 
  • Provide supplier support for all on-going and new products
  • Communication with the internal stakeholders on any supplier needs. 
  • Support and follow through with Legal in developing new supplier contracts/agreements.

7. Other duties that shall be reasonably assigned by management 

EXPERIENCE/ SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s degree in the related field.
  • A minimum of 3years experience in phone sourcing 
  • Understand the sourcing and evaluation process
  • Understand the aspects of logistics and the capacity management of products
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with Suppliers and managing supplier relationships

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About M-KOPA

At M-KOPA, our aim is to increase access to life-improving technologies at huge scale. We do this through an innovative credit model – pay-as-you-go asset financing – of which M-KOPA was an early global pioneer. With offices in Nairobi, Kampala, Lagos, and London, M-KOPA serves over 1 million low-income households in Sub-Saharan Africa. Since its commercial launch in 2012, M-KOPA has made its name in off-grid solar power, providing customers with solar panels and solar-powered lights, televisions, radios, fridges, and more – this is often our customers' first access to electricity.

M-KOPA's affordable credit model can also be applied to assets beyond off-grid solar power, and in 2019, we began providing credit for smartphones, which enables our customers to move from feature phones to smartphones and improve their connectivity, communication, and information access. Today, smartphone financing is a rapidly growing business line – with enormous opportunities for innovation and increasing our customer impact – and it is the focus of this Strategy Manager role.

M-KOPA currently employs over 1,000 full-time staff across its operating countries. We value progress, innovation, pragmatism, collaboration, and – most of all – our customers. We have been well recognised for our pioneering business model and scale.

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