Senior Manager: Supply Chain


  • Reference number: 18Jan24Fin
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Kabul
  • Organisation Name: MTN Afghanistan
  • MTN Level: 3
  • Posted: 21 Jan 2024

Job requirements

Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Competencies)


  • B.Sc (Procurement / Supply Chain Management)
  • MBA in Public Administration will be preferred
  • Professional qualification or certification in Purchasing and Supply Management


  • 10 years work experience with at least 5 years in a management role within a reputable and structured business environment
  • Experience in environment of rapid and continuous change
  • Extensive experience in supply chain in a large and complex environment


  • Business risk management
  • Business value chain
  • Communication & Presentation Skills
  • Contract management
  • Corporate governance
  • Fraud Management
  • Telecommunications business management
  • Advanced Management Development Program
  • Situational Leadership – LEAP Program
  • Finance for Non Finance Managers
  • Planning & Budgeting
  • Business Analysis
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Strategic Management


  • Knowledge of procurement strategies and tactics
  • Knowledge of supplier management
  • Financial acumen
  • Inventory management
  • Knowledge of legislation, policies, procedures and standards
  • Tender assessment and vendor management
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of Administrative Management
  • Extensive knowledge of Logistics, Inventory Management & Warehousing Operations
  • Industry best practices
  • Fraud detection & control
  • Planning & Budgeting
  • Contract Management
  • Telecommunications Industry Knowledge
  • Business Risk Management

Skills / physical competencies:  

  • Communication & Presentation Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Decision Making & Problem Solving
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Conflict Management

Behavioral qualities:

  • Assertive
  • Attention to detail
  • Decisive
  • Persuasive
  • Continuous Improvement Philosophy
  • Quality assurance
  • Results/Goal oriented
  • Logical

Job description

Job SummaryJob Summary

The mission of this role is to take control of the procurement of the most suitable products / services at the most economical cost, ensure the safe keeping, storage and distribution of assets / goods belonging to MTN, manage facilities and supervise effective travel management to ensure smooth operations, negotiating better deals, maintaining relations with vendors/suppliers, and provision of better services.

Duties & ResponsibilitiesDuties & Responsibilities

Key Tasks:  

  • Provide input in the department budget
  • Assist with the formulation and execution of the supply chain vision
  • Manage the implementation; integration and coordination of financial resources nationwide to achieve substantial savings in procuring materials & services.
  • Implement procedures for procuring materials and services to ensure good corporate governance
  • Support efforts geared towards determining the logistics and service delivery systems improvements / changes that ensure the company maintains its leadership position in the telecommunications industry
  • Review and reengineer logistics processes to ensure alignment with the business operating model in order to achieve more productive, efficient and valuable logistics activities
  • Centralize procurement and administration and decentralize supply to enhance cost savings for the company
  • Monitor procurement policies and procedures as well as ongoing cost reduction strategies and highlight areas of concern
  • Oversee development of a database of preferred suppliers by utilizing sound tender processes to generate a preferred supplier list for all areas of the business
  • Consolidate major purchases to secure the best possible pricing
  • Benchmark costs and quality of current and potential suppliers
  • Negotiate long term contracts to ensure optimum cost and reliable supply
  • Maintain relationships with vendors and contractors to ensure reliable sources of supply and information
  • Ensure thorough and complete purchase and inventory records to provide accurate accounting of all purchased goods and services
  • Assess the strategic; financial; accounting; tax or legal impact of procurement activities
  • Report on operational performance
  • Reduce nationwide incidence of high costs and wastage with more efficient procurement and logistic processes
  • Ensure timely payments to vendors
  • Ensure proper records are kept
  • Evaluate the need for changing the supplier/vendor;
  • Oversee the workings of the administration staff and ensure support to all departments within the organization
  • Oversee & ensure smooth functioning of day to day administrative operations in areas such as transportation, fleet management, travel, office buildings’ maintenance, office premises management
  • Determine and ensure maintenance of service levels
  • Provide input and implement updates in procedures and policies within Supply Chain department.
  • Propose measures which can conserve company’s resources.
  • Review operational reports and schedules to ensure accuracy and efficiency
  • Oversee management of company travel and accommodation operations
  • Monitor compliance with travel policy
  • Build a strong working relationship with travel agencies
  • Oversee all the travel and fleet transactions of the company in a manner that will help achieve its mission and goals and enhance customer service
  • Ensure continuous refueling at MTNA offices and sites in coordination with various suppliers
  • Oversee operations of MTNA Foundation considering the objectives set by MTNA Group
Submission GuidelineSubmission Guideline

Interested Afghan nationals can send their applications and resumes (with three valid references) by Jan 28, 2024.

Please mention the name of the position for which you are applying in your email subject line.

Applications received after the deadline and those that do not meet the requirements mentioned above will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Submission EmailSubmission Email