Internship / supply chain & procurement

Procurement Internship


About Sanergy

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture based in Nairobi, Kenya. We undertake three exciting lines of work:

We provide safe, sustainable sanitation services to residents living in urban informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu using end-to-end non-sewered sanitation solutions. Watch here!
We implement a circular economy model to sustainably manage sanitation and organic waste generated in cities. Using technologies developed in-house, we upcycle the waste into insect-based protein for animal feed, organic fertilizer, and biomass fuel. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa. Watch here!
We partner with cities to develop and deliver safe sanitation and waste management for urban residents. Using a systematic methodology, we match cities’ sanitation and waste management needs with technology and service delivery models, and then offer clear guidance on the steps that governments, funders, service providers and technology developers can take to develop and implement integrated service delivery systems.
Operational since 2011, Sanergy serves over 140,000 urban residents with safe sanitation services every day. Sanergy collects and treats over 12,000T of waste per year, and successfully sells its agricultural end-products to farmers in over 20 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes. At the same time, we have built a team of over 400 employees from diverse backgrounds who solve diverse problems, but all embody the drive, creativity, teamwork, and passion that make us achieve our goals. For our work, we have been recognized by the Gates Foundation as one of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals accelerator; by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa, and the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.

About the Role

Sanergy is seeking to recruit an energetic procurement Intern  to provide administration support to the procurement team and address all procurement needs in the respective teams as well as collaborate with all relevant stakeholders.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Review and approve PRs within 24 hours on working days to ensure compliance with the Company’s purchasing guidelines and agreed rates/prices for goods/services/works with the vendor.
Convert approved Procurement Requisitions to Purchase Orders(PO), follow up POs for approval, and notify vendor once POs are complete within 24 hours.
Create Electronic Procurement Requests(PR), follow up on payments, and send notifications to vendors when payments are scheduled to be sent.
Responsible for ensuring POs are executed on time and communicate with users that timelines won’t be hit and share new timelines.
Ensure that all relevant documents are availed to accounting within the agreed SLA time and payment processing to be done within the recommended time frames.
Update the Procurement Requests checklist document when reviewing every PR and ensure that it has been filled in full until the vendor has been paid to keep track of deliveries/collections and payments.
Ensure all goods/services/works have been received on the system and reconciled after payments.
Planning and execution of timely collections and delivery of items from various vendors.
Respond to customer and supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations.
Assist in reviewing/creating reorder levels for all raw materials, consumables, finished products, tools, and equipment stored at the warehouses.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

A Degree in Supply Chain Management , Procurement or related degree
0-1 years of relevant experience in a similar role
Solid knowledge and understanding of procurement processes, policy, and systems
Ability to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions
Ability to negotiate, establish, and administer contracts
Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
Accurate and precise attention to detail
Great negotiating skills, attention to detail, critical thinker, and disciplined approach to work.
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