Data Analyst – Global Sourcing at M-KOPA Solar

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

M-KOPA Solar

Job Purpose

  • As the Data analyst – Sourcing, you will support Global product sourcing and align sourcing processes across markets.
  • Reporting to the Senior Sourcing Manager, your responsibilities will support supplier relationship management (OEM/Distributor/Dealer) and new product transition in close liaison with Market Development.

What will you do:

Product/Accessories Sourcing.

  • You will lead in the multi-sourcing of phone accessories across markets and ensure all accessories are approved before sourcing. You will also keep track and ensure minimal dead stock due to EOL devices.
  • You will obtain quotes from different suppliers (Whole sellers and retail outlets) to allow maintaining a tracker on price movements in the markets to help with supplier product negotiations.
  • You will support new distributor/Supplier onboarding with close collaboration with our Procurement and Legal department, and ensure all expiring supplier contracts are re-negotiated and renewed in good time.

Product management

  • You will assist in managing the new phone model transition in close liaison with Market Development.
  • You will ensure test samples are received and test plans uploaded in good time.


  • You will follow up with OEM to ensure Type approval certificates are in place before the start of sales in each country.
  • You will maintain an updated TA tracker for all markets.

Material Supply Planning

  • You will coordinate with our Planning Team to ensure all suppliers’ POs are released per the agreed supplier terms to avoid product delivery delays.
  • You will ensure supplier deliveries are following the communicated delivery plan and update the subsequent sourcing trackers

Supplier relationship

  • You will oversee tracking OEM activations targets and working with our warehouse teams to ensure our targets are achieved.
  • You will rebate tracking and follow up with OEM/MNO to ensure credit notes are received.

Other Stakeholder support

  • You will offer the necessary support to our Market Development and Security Team during the product testing process.
  • You will provide supplier support for all ongoing and new products.
  • You will perform any other responsibilities that shall be reasonably assigned by management.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Procurement, Business, or related field.
  • 2 years of experience in Sourcing, Supply Chain, Demand Planning/Forecasting role
  • Project management, planning, and organizing skills. Able to prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, to communicate effectively with suppliers, staff, and partners, and write and submit reports.
  • Proficiency in MS excel (can perform complex functions).
  • Ability to work collaboratively and maintain positive professional relationships with suppliers and vendors.
  • Understand the sourcing and evaluation process.
  • Understand the aspects of logistics and the capacity management of products.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Suppliers and managing supplier relationships

What’s in it for you

  • Great compensation package
  • Bonus
  • Annual Leave
  • Learning & Development Support

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