Wasoko is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small merchants to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services previously unavailable to informal businesses. Wasoko aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no distributors, or banks necessary.
Thousands of retailers across Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda use Wasoko's mobile ordering and delivery platform to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time. 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.
Position: Regional Buying and Merchandising Manager
Are you an aspiring Buying Manager looking for an opportunity to advance your skills and your career?
Wasoko is searching for a Regional Buying Manager to oversee our organization’s growing number of manufacturing partners across several markets. You will be responsible for the full spectrum of the Buying & Merchandising process including supplier selection and management, contract and price negotiation, purchase order execution, timely delivery, stock optimization, assortment mix, profitability, etc.
If you are a natural leader with a commercial mindset able to negotiate effectively while maintaining mutually beneficial relationships and serve as an example for your team, we have the perfect job for you!
This role will center around improving key terms of supplier relationships Wasoko increases its scale and operations. The Regional Buying Manager is a critical member of the team, reporting to the Global Head of Buying & Merchandising.
Location: Assigned Territories in East Africa with significant travel across EA
The successful candidate will possess:
Duties & Responsibilities: