Group Director of Procurement

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Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: Kingston, JM, WI

Company: Digicel


About Digicel


As a Digital Operator, Digicel is in the business of delivering powerful digital experiences 1440 minutes of each day to customers – that’s every minute, all day, every day.


Through its world-class LTE and fibre networks, together with its suite of apps spanning sports, news, local radio and podcasts and self-care, Digicel is the only operator in its markets that can deliver that.


Serving consumer and business customers in 25 markets in the Caribbean and Central America, its investments of over US$5 billion and a commitment to its communities through its Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago have contributed to positive outcomes for over 2 million people to date.

With its Better Together brand, Digicel is making a promise of simply more to customers and communities and its 5,000 employees worldwide work together to make that a powerful reality day in, day out.



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Primary objective of the job: 

  • Be responsible for the development of Procurement function to maximise value for money and achieve legislation compliance through the support and development of best practice across the market
  • Strategic sourcing, contract management, tactical purchasing, administrative buying, local content, e-procurement, cost modelling, supplier relations management (SRM), off-shoring of transactional activities
  • Own the Group Procurement, Supply Chain and Real Estate Strategy and leverage to drive Market level profitability and risk management


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and maintain dashboard for all markets to have clear visibility of current status on Procurement savings and inventory
  • Materials management, production & capacity planning, inventory & demand management, forecasting and planning processes, and systems implementation, warehousing & logistics, customer service, after market & reverse supply chain management
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to develop forecast, plan, review and adjust procurement strategy in support of company stakeholders and use requirements
  • Continuous interactions with internal stakeholders to develop savings programs that help achieve the yearly budgets
  • Develop deep supplier relationships, driving better access to higher quality, along with flexibility and reliability
  • Advise internal stakeholder’s requirements for commodities, demonstrate understanding of multiple commodity strategies and core supplier requirements, develop supplier agreements which integrate multiple commodities, and deliver integrated solutions under a single agreement
  • Develop terms and conditions for supplier agreements in support of market needs, analyze, determine and stipulate flow-down and flow-up terms and conditions between markets and supplier agreements when procuring goods and services
  • Apply government requirements; understand the use of government regulations as they apply to procurement and contracting processes
  • Maintain effective and relevant import/export activities and support in relation to the organization’s purchasing and distribution requirements
  • Communicate with import/export related authorities, internal and external customers in all relevant territories, as necessary to ensure efficient, positive and lawful relations and support


Academic Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • 10 years’ experience in a Procurement of Commercial environment, with at least 2 years in a senior management role
  • Managed large CAPEX/ OPEX budgets, strong Vendor Management skills
  • Telecommunications experience and/or emerging markets experience is desirable
  • Staff management experience is essential
  • Knowledge of Supply Management Software (Database Management, Inventory Management, Financial Analysis


Functional Skills:

  • You must be willing and eager to contribute, as part of a Senior Management team, to the development of the markets in line with corporate objectives.
  • Drive for results, sense of urgency, confidence, and passion for success are all attributes of the ideal candidate for this challenging and rewarding opportunity
  • Ability to make excellent presentations of the financial results to the senior management team, Board of Directors and Shareholders
  • Previous/Current international experience will be an advantage as would experience working in a shared services environment

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