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Bridge International Academies is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing chain of primary and pre-primary schools with more than 530 academies spread across 5 countries; Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Liberia and India. We democratize the right to succeed by giving low income families access to the high-quality education that will allow their children to live a very different life. We leverage experts, data, and technology in order to standardize and scale every aspect of quality education delivery, from how and where academies are built to how teachers are selected and trained, and how lessons are delivered and monitored for improvement. We are vertically-integrated, tech-enabled, and on our way to profitability.
A unique Supply Chain challenge awaits the right person. At Bridge, you get to be involved in buying a very large and diverse category of materials, including construction, curriculum, academy, marketing, IT and office materials, along with other bric-a-brac. Quick turnaround times, least cost budgets and one of a kind requirements make this role unlike most others you will encounter.
About the role
As a Procurement Associate at Bridge, you will be required to work long hours, to challenge conventional market pricing mechanisms, continuously research the market and find better ways to achieve the least cost delivered prices within tight timelines. A non-conventional thinker, you will challenge every existing condition with a view to getting the best deal from the market. You will be flexible, adaptable and willing to move at the shortest notice. Never one to accept the status quo, you will get the job done no matter what.
What You Will Do
Requirements Generation: Work with user departments to determine their procurement needs. Conduct market research data to identify potential vendors. Review all Purchase Requisitions for completeness and accuracy and assist with corrections as needed.
Solicitation: Creation of solicitation documents (RFQ/RFP). Development of all evaluation criteria. Identify appropriate vendors for solicitation. Compile vendor questions, liaise with end users for all answers and communicate back to vendors. Manage item sampling and site surveys when required. Receive and track all vendor response.
Evaluation and Award Decisions: Review and track all vendor responses and provide master summary. Conduct comprehensive financial analysis of all proposals. Manage technical analysis with end user, highlighting strengths, weaknesses and deficiencies. Utilize evaluation results to create competitive range of best proposals. Communicate notices to unsuccessful bidders. Engage vendors in negotiations in order to identify and achieve significant cost savings for BIA.
Award of Contract: All approved award decision information to be transferred into resulting contract and/or Navision LPO. Work with the legal team to develop appropriate legal documentation. Confirm all quantities, item descriptions, prices, delivery timelines and payment terms are included correctly on award document. Facilitate distribution of award to vendor.
Post Award Contract Administration: Coordination of inspection/acceptance process between procurement, end user and vendor. Ensure accurate and timely delivery of products and services. Manage all post-award vendor issues. Maintain comprehensive documentation of ALL phases of each procurement action. Audit finalized procurement files for completeness and accuracy. Execute LPO/contract modifications as needed
Electronic Systems (Navision/Sharepoint): Utilization of appropriate NAVISION reporting tools. Generate NAVISION reports and analyse results, highlighting spending trends, vendor trends and other r
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to communicate complex ideas concisely
Acute attention to details
Problem solving skills
Planning and organization skills
What You Should Have
2-4 years working in a procurement role in a busy working environment (Required)
A relevant University Degree
Certificate in Purchasing and Supply Management
In some cases, experience may be substituted for academic or professional certifications.
How to Apply
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Job Title: Operator, Warehouse
About the role
What You Will Do
Order picking and refill as per the kitting list/requisitions and escalating any emerging issues to supervisor(s)
To load and unload Lorries including working the logistics to ensure seamless performance of the chain.
Assist the supervisor in reconciling of stock variances
Giving continuous information of stock levels in the W/House
Ensure segregation of materials; good stock from obsolete and any dead stock.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work – Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Developing and Building Teams – Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others – Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others – Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others – Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
Participate in cycle counting and stock taking and proper recording of stock figures including updating stock sheets/cards
Support warehouse attain > 98% stock accuracy.
Clear understanding and implementation of 6S principles
Ensure that the warehouse is properly organized at all-time including proper labeling of the materials
Endeavour for <1% customer complaint by ensuring that right items and the right quantities are assembles/kitted.
Ensure receipt and arranging of received materials within the same day at their respective locations
Help the receiving team in inspection and acceptance of any material.
Ensure that all operations are done in reference to the SOP’s
Ensure proper handling of retrievals and returns from schools and sites up to and including their segregation safe storage and in giving any subsequent report..
Ability to respond quickly to work dynamics which include method of work, working hours/days etc.
Good listening skills
Ability to maintain a clear focus on the activities given and delivering within acceptable time
Ability to work well in a team
Ability to read and write
Ability to quickly learn and make suggestions
What You Should Have
Minimum of 2-3 years as a warehouse attendant in a busy warehouse
Certificate in courses related to Logistics/Supply Chain is a key requirement preferred
How to Apply