is an apex private sector member-based organization mandated to develop and promote horticulture (flowers, fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and horticultural seeds) in Tanzania. TAHA’s goal is to improve the growth and competitiveness of the horticultural industry in the country for social and economic gains. TAHA is a unified voicing platform for Tanzania horticulture, representing farmers at all levels, processors, exporters, and service providers in the horticultural industry in Tanzania. TAHA is looking for a motivated and highly experienced individual to fill the following position:
The Procurement Officer shall work closely with the Procurement Lead to properly manage all of TAHA’s Procurement activities to keep TAHA operations running smoothly, while ensuring TAHA gets value for money, considering the time factor.
Work with the Procurement Lead to manage the TAHA procurement process by implementing all policies and procedures related to procurement activities and ensuring that TAHA procurement guidelines are followed in all transactions
Participate in project technical committees or component team meetings in order to ensure timely implementation progress and a focus on procurement-related activities
Work with the Procurement Lead to identify, design, govern and analyze supply chain policies, processes, standards, methods, systems, controls, and implement changes towards best practice to improve buying or procurement policies and procedures
Review, compare and analyze products and services to be purchased.
Negotiate the best deal and competitive price and supply contracts for either increased value or reduced costs.
Maintain and update supplier information such as qualifications, delivery times, product ranges, etc. Maintain records of purchases, pricing, and other important data
Maintaining good supplier relations through supplier meetings and performance reviews and negotiating contracts.
Research, evaluate, create and maintain good relationships with vendors/suppliers
Prepare budgets, cost analyses, and reports. Estimate and establish cost parameters, pricing, and budgets for purchases
Work with team members, supervisors, and Procurement Lead to develop future purchasing plans and complete duties timely and professionally
Conduct thorough examination and review of products and supplies to ensure that the products and supplies are high quality
Collaborate with Finance Department on contracts, invoicing, timely payments, honoring credit terms, and other financial matters.
Determine re-order and economic order quantity and timing of deliveries
Adhere to standard operating procedures for purchasing and monitor the effectiveness of procedures
Masters the company’s ERP system to produce insightful business analytics to produce management reports to improve buying efficiencies
Will require a strong focus on analytical skills, strategic relationships, creating value, and data and analysis; less focus on feelings and instinct. The analysis will be required in Spend Analytics, Negotiation, Sourcing and supplier selection, Performance and contract management, and Risk management.
Needs to create the right environment for success against a backdrop of diverse and often conflicting needs and timelines.
Management of tasks crossing multiple projects or functions.
The successful candidate will be remunerated according to the TAHA salary scales, and in alignment with the candidate’s qualifications and professional experience. Other benefits include health insurance for the candidate and his/her dependents (spouse and up to 4 legal children), life insurance, and telephone credit allowance.
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should send their applications enclosing detailed;
Copies of qualification certificates
All applications should be sent through the below email