Assistant Procurement Manager

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Job Title:  Assistant Procurement Manager

Reporting to:  Procurement Manager

Contract Type:  Permanent

Location:  Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Industry:  Construction, Manufacturing, Real Estate

Salary:   Negotiable

Start Date:  March 2021


Contact Name:  Esther Maruma

Contact Email:  [email protected]

Closure Date:  28th February 2021 (Time: 12:00hrs; East Africa Time)


Job Description

We are seeking a dynamic Assistant, Procurement Manager to work in our Dar Es Salaam Office, who will be in charge of a sizeable volume or key project purchasing programs. 


The incumbent will be expected to:



  • Plan and use fruitful sourcing strategies in local market
  • Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous credit terms
  • Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries with Procurement Manager
  • Track and report key functional system of measurement to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Collaborate with key persons to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company
  • Foresee alterations in the comparative negotiating ability of suppliers and clients
  • Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements
  • Assisting sale team in understanding BOQ and sourcing material
  • Close coordination with store for analyzing and understanding the fast-moving and slow-moving items
  • Preparing report of fast- and slow-moving items and presenting to procurement manager



  • Proven working experience as Assistant to Procurement, Procurement Officer or Head of Procurement
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques as well as a dexterity in “reading” the market
  • Talent in negotiations and networking
  • Good knowledge of local manufacturer and supplier
  • Good knowledge of construction materials
  • Good knowledge ERP software
  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Bachelor in Mechanical or Civil degree
  • Diploma in material management and quantity surveying will be added qualification


Maruma & Associates (M&A),  consulting firm is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Should you feel your fit for the role, Please share your updated CV, most recent references, a cover letter describing your eligibility and relevant qualifications to [email protected]

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