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Manager, Purchasing and Supply Chain

The Aga Khan University (AKU) invites applications for the following position based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania:

The Manager, Purchasing, and Supply Chain will maintain and implement purchasing and supply chain management internal controls, improve productivity and efficiency, reduce cost, and secure high-quality goods and services at Aga Khan University. S/he will work closely and collaboratively with Faculty and Staff.


Position Responsibilities.

  • Plan, coordinate, and direct activities of purchasing, receiving, warehousing and storage of supplies and invoice submission to Finance.
  • Negotiating terms and prices with suppliers and freight companies, monitoring and assessing their performance, and maintaining cost-effective practices.
  • Contract Management.
  • CAPEX Budget optimization and -Prepare and monitor divisional operating and capital budgets; short, medium, and long-term plans.
  • Analyze the supply chain data and solve any issues by implementing alternative plans.
  • Purchase Order approval as per Approval Matrix
  • Ensure the most economical fares are selected, signing travel request forms and monthly travel reports for finance.
  • Search appropriate housing, prepare lease agreement, coordinate with TRA (through Finance) for VAT exemptions, ensure timely renewing of the lease, and coordinate with landlords for any issues tenants raise.
  • Work collaboratively with users and supply chain leadership to develop and maintain processes to deliver quality service.
  • Provide leadership and problem-solving support to peers, direct reports, and customers in a manner that facilitates the building of solid relationships.
  • Lead the team in developing and implementing quality improvement programs in the supply chain function.
  • Manage the recruitment, retention, and development of employees in the Department.
  • Coach, guide, and motivate the PSCMD team on Quality Systems and departmental Compliance.
  • Coordinate PSCMD functions with other departments by preparing reports on Key Performance Indicators.
  • Be the primary liaison with ICT for the Division’s information needs and Finance department during internal and external audits.

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Professional Skills, qualifications, and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, Business Administration, or procurement and logistics. A Master’s degree in a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Professional membership with CIPS and PSPTB membership is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar or related role
  • Excellent business acumen and analytical skills, along with in-depth knowledge of ERP
  • Experience in supply chain or logistics and operations in a busy setup

How to Apply

If you meet the requirements of this position, please send your application package, which should include an application letter and an updated CV, to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.