Sourcing and Sales Associate Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Position Title: Sourcing and Sales Associate – Distribution

Location: Nairobi

Industry: Distribution

Gross Salary: KShs 70K – 80K

Our client is an established Distribution company.

They seek to hire a Sourcing and Sales Specialist who will ensure quality and timely sourcing and pricing of commodities in the most cost effective manner while adhering to laid down policies and procedures for the company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analytical approach to sales and sourcing.
  • Gather market information from sales team.
  • Understanding economic factors affecting demand and supply of commodities
  • Basic demand and supply concepts.
  • Determinants of demand and supply.
  • Analyzing import data to understand market trends – origins, pricing, local logistics, lead times.
  • Identifying trends in the market – global and local.
  • Global trends by analyzing raw material costs and how it impacts overall.
  • Keen interest on numbers – problem solving skills (qualitative and quantitative).
  • Provide management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products.
  • Costing – Understanding basic accounting aspects.
  • Pricing strategies – Minimizing on losses based on forecast.
  • Maximizing on profit supported by data.
  • Basic Understanding of depreciation and interest.
  • Developing cost structures/templates to best understand how we can achieve our results.
  • Developing of budgets forecasts.
  • Analyzing product cost and recommending changes.
  • Produce and maintain regular reports on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Manage records and supplier documents.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to determine procurement needs, quality, and delivery requirements.

Key Qualifications

  • Degree/ Diploma in procurement and Supply Chain management.
  • Over 4 years of experience in the same or related role.
  • Preferably have Manufacturing /FMCG experience
  • Experienced in Advance Excel and systems in general (ERP)
  • Import requirements (will be a plus) – Import process – documentation, costings etc.
  • Export process – documentation, costings etc.
  • Knowledge in commodity pricing and demand.
  • Good data gathering and analysis skills.
  • Knowledge of market survey process.
  • Knowledge of imports, purchasing principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of local laws, regulations and policies governing imports and exports.
  • Ability to organize receipts, documents, and information from multiple sources.
  • Systematic and methodological thinking.
  • Commercial acumen
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Sourcing & Sales Specialist – Distribution) to before 5th January 2023.