I am an experienced procurement professional with additional experience in customer service, logistics, quality control, business planning & forecasting, project management as well as commodity selling. This has been obtained across various industries: commodity, FMCG, Telecoms and currently in the Oil Industry. I strive to challenge myself, further broaden my supply chain knowledge whilst applying and sharing both my leadership and supply chain skills
My career has equipped me with in depth supply chain knowledge as well as local, regional and multi-cultural leadership experience. I am an experienced procurement professional with additional experience in customer service, logistics, quality control, business planning & forecasting, project management as well as commodity selling. This has been obtained across various industries: commodity, FMCG, Telecoms and currently in the Oil Industry. I am looking for international opportunity to challenge myself, further broaden my supply chain knowledge whilst applying and sharing both my leadership and supply chain skills.
Buying skills – Commodity & FMCG
Supply chain management solutions
Team leadership Quality analysis
Commodity marketing and sales strategies
Networking with both internal and external stakeholders
Supplier relationship management
TULLOW KENYA B.V. – Oil and Gas Industry
Procurement Operations Lead
July 2014 to Present
Responsible for Tullow Kenya’s Indirects Procurement; managing and leading the Indirects Procurement team to ensure sourcing is conducted in compliance to predescribed rules and procedures whilst delivering value and operations efficiency.
• Procurement Planning: Maintained the procurement plan for the C&P team to create visibility of annual procurement /tender requirements. This involved following up with respective contract advisors, to track progress and obtain an understanding of anticipated spend.
• Tracking and maintaining savings for the entire contracts & procurements team; identification of savings initiatives and projects specifically within the Indirects Procurement team, for which I am directly responsible for. In 2014 savings of 36M USD for the Q3/Q4 for the entire contracts & procurements (C&P) team was realized.
• Supplier Development: Identification, on boarding and facilitation of training of local Kenya and local Turkana suppliers to Tullow standards and in fulfillment of the business’ commitment to increase local content in the procurement portfolio.
• Together with the project team, successfully implemented SAP in the Kenya business unit and continued monitoring for process stabilisation. Supporting the procure to pay process in the new system giving guidance to requisitioners on the procurement process.
• Compliance: Monitoring and implementing NO PO NO PAY to ensure compliance to procurement policy and best practice across the business. This has resulted into more awareness of the procurement process and increased conformance.
• In 2014 in conjunction with finance department, reduced late supplier payments by greater than 70% in value, with a target to achieve 90% prompt payment for 2015.
• People management: Skill gap identification with a view of acquiring required training for the team members as well as continued performance feedback and agreed work plans to enhance team’s development.
AFRICA TOWERS SERVICES LTD – Telecoms Industry
Manager, Sourcing & Vendor Management,
March 2013 to June 2014
Managed the transition and set up of the Tower Companies in 16 out of the 17 Operating Companies (OPCOs) of Airtel in Africa, at the same time, managed the passive vendors and contracts across the 16 OPCOs. This included contract review, supplier relationship management, management of the procure to pay process as well as team leadership both locally across the OPCOs. This was done by management and leadership of both local and regional teams.
• Successfully managed the transition of 6 OPCOs from the Airtel companies to the respective Tower companies; this included the assignment and transfer of contracts, PO operations, vendor details, inventory amongst other key activities
Guided on negotiations of new contracts for Passive maintenance realizing a minimum savings of 20% in the respective OPCOs
Team management and leadership both locally and across the other African teams
Reduction of delayed payments to suppliers by so far 20% with a plan to have 70% reduction by end of year 2014
UNILEVER KENYA LTD – FMCG
Procurement Operations Manager -Indirects, East and Southern Africa (ESA)
15th Dec 2010 to 8th Mar 2013
I managed the ESA Indirect procure to pay process ensuring procurement operations were conducted in compliance to policy, were within budgets providing economic, effective and efficient supply of quality marketing materials and services to the entire ESA region. I communicated with suppliers looking for strategic partnering opportunities for the business as well as conducting performance review based on agreed SLAs and in consideration of business requirements. I led a regional team, identifying their skill gaps and facilitating for necessary training to bridge the same to ensure excellent service delivery to both internal and external customers. I regularly engaged with the ESA LT updating on key issues and any upcoming procurement projects. I also managed the subcontracted transactional sourcing provided by IBM. Further responsibilities included driving business savings both by VIP projects and activity business buying; advisory role to internal customers on when, where and how (volumes) to buy in order to realize best value. I also drove Unilever’s Sustainable Living plan ensuring partnership with suppliers with sustainable practices and on boarding suppliers on to the USQS program
Compliance – Implementation of new Central Africa Indirect Procurement policy, roll out of NO PO NO PAY across ESA
Rationlised supplier database to in order to establish better relationships and effective negotiations with remaining fewer suppliers
Exceeded full year 2011(Euro1.6M) and 2012 (Euro1.95M) savings target by introduction of initiatives like tier discounts, regional supplying, scope extension.
Effective management of spend of approx. Euro 20M
Realised improvement on supplier payment by at least 20% across ESA region
Introduction of procurement efficiencies e.g. use of catalogues and strategic sourcing across the ESA region
Successfully rolled out the Ariba Sourcing project in Central Africa. Ariba involves the outsourcing of tactical/transactional purchases to IBM and managing the same.
On boarding of 20 suppliers on to the USQS program (marketing and non-marketing suppliers)
UNILEVER TEA EAST AFRICA (UTEA) LTD – Commodity
Assistant Sales & Marketing/Supplies Manager
August 2006 to December 2010
I was responsible for quality control and assurance which involved planning and conducting production facility reviews and checks to ensure compliance to Unilever Global standards and best practice. I also monitored and maintained supplier KPIs to ensure satisfactory completion of customer orders. My role also included customer service and public relations where I engaged in constant communication with customers to ascertain levels of satisfaction as well as quick resolution of queries and any arising customer complaints. I was also responsible for contract management to achieve monthly sales targets, to ensure completion of customer contracts On Time and In Full (OTIF) whilst also providing to the business monthly and annual sales forecasts to be used as a guideline to generation of periodic budgets.
UTEA being part of the Unilever’s global supply chain, I worked hand in hand with factory teams to ensure customer orders, both local and overseas, were filled on Time. Following continuous monitoring and coordination between respective functions, I was able to realize progressive improvement on the Case Fill On Time (CCFOT) and customer satisfaction levels.
Developed KPIs for third party service logistic providers and measuring them against the same to guarantee customer service excellence.
Continuous supply chain improvements by identifying CCFOT limiting losses and addressing them correctly. Resulting from the loss tree analysis, a significant improvement in the customer service levels and supply chain deliveries was achieved.
Realised a sustainable and consistent step change in product quality, increasing UTEA’s competitive edge in the trade as well as increasing raw material availability for Lipton tea blend.
UNILEVER KENYA LTD – Tea Division : Commodity
Tea Standards Officer
August 2007 to December 2010
I was responsible for compliance and facilitation for tea tasting protocol as per Unilever global tea standards. I managed tea tasting and analysis to provide final product availability to the various Unilever overseas clients. I led a team of 11 saleroom staff, identifying skill gaps and facilitating for training to ensure they carry out their weekly tasks of timely batch preparation as per required Unilever standards as well as management and resolution of customer complaints regarding tea quality.
Continually achieved 95% target for compliance to Unilever global tea tasting protocol within the TBO as well as in the Kenya and Tanzania manufacturing operations.
Successfully led a team of highly charged 11 saleroom staff, identifying skill gaps and facilitating for necessary training and capability building to provide competence to carry out their tasks as per required Unilever standards.
Successfully managed weekly quality assessment for the Kenya Tea Buying Organisation, TBO – most critical segment of Unilever’s Global Tea Network
UNILEVER TEA KENYA LTD –Commodity
April 2004 to July 2006
Qualifications & Education
Institution/Area of Learning/ Qualification Type/Year
Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies Purchasing and Supplies Professional Diploma 2013/4
University of Nairobi MBA in Operations Management Masters Degree 2012
University of Nairobi Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering – Upper second class Hons Bachelors Degree 1998 – 2003
Moi Girls School , Nairobi High School KSCE 1992-1996
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