About Us:

Sokowatch is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small shops to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services previously unavailable to informal businesses. Sokowatch aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no wholesalers or banks necessary.

We are growing rapidly across Africa, launching new markets, new cities and new countries. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.

The Procurement Associate is responsible for maintaining inventory stock and records, determining appropriate stock levels, receiving and checking supplies, tracking purchase orders and working with vendors on issues and product quality. The person in this role is also tasked with providing technical assistance on procurement processes and maintaining detailed records and reports. In markets where price differentiation is unsustainable, Sokowatch’s path to becoming the #1 partner for all goods and services to the largest duka network is contingent on our ability to have a consistent supply of the SKUs on our product list.

Reporting into: Head of Expansions

Location: East Africa with travel across the continent 80% of the time

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and prioritize the top SKUs for each branch in conjunction with the Partnerships and FMCG team
  • Setup a systematic, process-driven approach to procurement for new markets including lead-time tracking, stock-level management, working capital management, and creation, tracking and management of Purchase Orders.
  • Maintain inventory stock records, determine appropriate stock levels,receive and check in supplies
  • Train and provide technical assistance on the procurement process including maintenance of detailed records and reports.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications

  • Degree in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a relevant field required
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience in procurement administration and/or management, supply chain
  • Strong emphasis on accuracy and detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously to meet goals and deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, such as Excel
  • Must love working with people and cross-cultural teams
  • You are highly goal-oriented, assertive and a hands-on, problem solver
  • Willingness to travel for work within the continent
  • Working knowledge of French or Portuguese language is an added advantage