Cluster Category Manager

at National Tobacco Enterprise (Ethiopia) Sh. co.
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 23, 2021
Category Procurement
Sales and Marketing
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



In this role, you have the opportunity to implement the global category strategies at a cluster level to deliver sustainable value. We are redefining the way we handle indirect procurement and would like you to be part of it.
The strategic sourcing for the Supply Chain category within Ethiopia and Central Africa cluster and based in Addis Ababa. You will lead the category sourcing and manage the relationship with suppliers. You will be accountable for the end-to-end performance of the spend, contracts and suppliers in scope.
You will contribute to a high-performance team culture to adopt innovation and encourage others through your behavior and staying committed to the JTI core values.


  • Identify and manage regional/local suppliers’ relationships. Negotiate strategic contracts and ensure optimum and sustainable supply conditions
  • Lead and /or support supplier bidding processes in close cooperation with respective business partners to ensure best combination of quality, cost and service parameters / conditions for products and services are attained.
  • Plan and execute Supply Base Optimization actions (sourcing savings)
  • Plan and execute negotiation roadmaps with suppliers by applying corresponding strategies and best practices
  • Foster collaborative business partnership with stakeholders
  • Contribute to the development of category strategy to guide supplier management

Job Requirements


  • BA Degree in Procurement and Purchasing, Marketing or related fields.


  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in corporate work environment


  • Deep understanding of market offerings and trends with proven functional and thought leadership of the Global Supply Chain category
  • Ability to deliver opportunities / business cases with plans to optimize spend and TCO
  • Proven supplier relationship management skills and ability to lead supplier governance
  • Entrepreneurial mind set with ability to take independent decisions
  • Collaborate with other functions (i.e. legal, security) to ensure contract compliance
  • Good communication skills with ability to influence stakeholders
  • Flexible mindset with strong work ethics and collaboration skills in global teams
  • Understanding of P2P processes and contract management
  • Knowledge of procurement tools and analytical methods

Applying Instructions

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their application letter, Curriculum vitae  only through email address and the application should be before the application deadline.

 Application email subject shall state the position title Failure to comply with the guideline may lead to immediate rejection.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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