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Kagwiria M.

Procurement professional providing innovative solutions
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Last activity Nov, 08, 2021 07:06 AM
Industry: Management Consulting
  • Kenya, Nairobi City, Nairobi
  • Overview

    Procurement and operations professional who can offer insightful solutions in the areas of vendor identification, vendor management, cost benefit analysis, best fit solutions, fleet management, contract management, market analysis, tender preparation, evaluation criteria, final approval report, process auditing and business process improvement. My cumulative professional experience encompasses both sides of business as a user of services and products as well as a business partner providing products and services. This 360 degree outlook will assist the client in obtaining a complete overview of the offers received and obtain maximum applicable value.


Total Work Experience :

21 Year(s)

Experience as a freelancer :

1 Year(s)

Total Experience in Procurement :

10 Year(s)

Languages with Professional working proficiency level :


Countries i can cover :


Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Sourcing/Category Management 10 year(s)
Transportation and Storage and Mail Services
Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
Travel and Food and Lodging and Entertainment Services
Information Technology Broadcasting and Telecommunications
Service Industry Machinery and Equipment and Supplies
  • Bachelors International Business Administration1994-08-01 to 1999-06-01


Professional certifications :MCIPS
Past Experiences
  • Safaricom Limited | Telecommunications

    2007-09-01 To 2013-03-01

    Category Sourcing Manager

    Key Duties ● Strategy Management: Developed Category Sourcing strategies, supplier base rationalization, performed tender price and risk analysis; negotiated and implemented supply long term agreements for goods and services and carried out supply market analysis. ● Tender Processing: Managed all tender documentation to the certification of supplier contracts to include the correct commercial terms and ensured renewals are effected before expiry. ● Risk Management: Managed risk by ensuring all suppliers complied with the risk/ethics agenda, through audit action points for supplier issues and implementation ● Team Coordination: Liaised collaboratively with internal teams and external partners to deliver post contract administration Key Accomplishments ● Developed policies and procedure reviews, e.g. purchasing Service Level Agreements, with Internal and External stakeholders and ensure adherence to the same. ● Developed and implemented category strategy through rigorous analytical approach to Total Cost Management principles and provided expert commercial input to supplier negotiations, quality review, commercial impact, etc resulting in significant savings and efficiencies.

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