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Sourcing Manager at KONE Corporation

We are one of the global leaders in the lift and escalator industry. Founded in 1910, we have been committed to understanding the needs of our customers for over a century. We provide innovative and eco-efficient solutions for lifts, escalators and automatic building doors. Our objective is to offer the best People Flow├é® experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanising environment.

KONE is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Sourcing Manager to be based in our Nairobi, Kenya office. The Sourcing Manager will have an integral part to play at KONE East Africa. The successful candidate will plan, manage and control the sourcing activities for KONE East Africa and conduct sourcing category management through detailed plans and will be the point of contact for suppliers assigned to their portfolio.

A Sourcing Manager focusses on creating customer trust, value and loyalty and hence we are looking for somebody with a proven track record of being someone with the ability to drive success and work as part of a team. We need someone who has the ability to influence, is result driven and has a strong commercial acumen. You will lead sourcing function and foster a spirit of teamwork and unity among internal customers and the appreciation of diversity as well as cohesiveness, support, and working effectively together.

This is a unique opportunity to join a large multi-national company who is a leader in the elevator and escalator field. If you feel you have what it takes, meet the criteria and feel that you can add significant value to this role and business unit then apply for this exciting opportunity!

Are you the one?

  • University Degree, ideally Engineering with a specialization in Sourcing;
  • 5-10 years of experience in sourcing, supply chain management or relevant technical sector;
  • Overall support to the KONE supply chain management through thorough market analysis;
  • Identification of local sourcing opportunities and mitigation of risk;
  • Identify and manage local material and service providers according to sourcing categories and plans;
  • To lead negotiations with local suppliers with a good understanding local supplier base;
  • To thoroughly execute local and regional supplier agreements;
  • Ownership of nominated contracts and audits on supplier quality;
  • Maintain contract validity and manage re-negotiation as needed and in alignment with category and sourcing strategy and ensure contract and pricing information in systems is up-to-date;
  • Arrange and conduct regular steering or review meetings with suppliers and drive resolution of suppliers challenges;
  • Continually manage supplier saving actions to reduce cost;
  • Ensure that KONE supplier segmentation specific processes are implemented to suppliers;
  • Conduct quality audits, scorecard and risk management solutions on suppliers.

What We Offer

  • Great dynamic team promoting a collaborative environment;
  • Total reward elements that engage and motivate our employees and help us make KONE a great place to work;
  • Comprehensive learning and development programs covering a wide range of professional skills;
  • Engaging job with position description and clear targets;
  • Regular feedback through performance discussions;
  • Opportunities for individual development;
  • Mentoring and coaching programs;
  • Flexibility, trust and respect;
  • Value-based culture, behaviors and ethics;
  • Sustainability and innovation;
  • Working for a successful organization.

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