Recruitment for Head of Procurement At Confederation of African Football (CAF)

Confederation of African Football (CAF) Recruitment for Head of Procurement

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) was founded in 1957 by four nations: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa. As the administrative body of the region, CAF manages competitions, offers technical and administrative training courses while actively fostering the promotion and practice of football. The Confederation organizes championships such as the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN or AFCON), the most popular competition. It maintains very close links with FIFA in coordinating tournaments for different events such as the World Cup, Youth and Women competitions and the Olympic Games Football Tournaments.

Applications are invited for the position below:

Job Title: Head of Procurement

Location: Africa


Head of Procurement who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively managing all of its procurement requirements including:

Serving as key contact for procurement related topics and ensuring that business needs and requirements are reflected in procurement activities

Managing and building effective relationships with key suppliers to ensure value for CAF

Leading and developing the procurement team in providing an exceptional procurement experience across the business

Determining the best processes in order to drive cost and service improvements

Developing, overseeing and maintaining the annual procurement budget

Setting the vision and the mission of the Procurement Department

Defining, developing and implementing a streamlined and efficient procurement strategy

Developing effective and efficient procurement structures, procedures and processes and driving improvements and standardization across business areas

Understanding business priorities and ensuring procurement activities effectively support CAF’s businesses across all CAF Divisions

Tracking, controlling and reporting on key procurement metrics to ensure transparency and consistency throughout the organization

The CAF Head of Procurement will be responsible for developing and executing a Procurement Strategy and ensuring the ongoing improvement of the entire operations of CAF’s procurement.


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or similar

Minimum experience of 10 years in strategic sourcing, procurement, vendor management, drafting contracts and negotiations in an international and mutlicultural corporation in a similar role

Experience in change management and leading through change

Excellent knowledge in Microsoft Office, bidding software, contract management system and ERP/SAP

Fluent in English and/or Arabic and French

Able to work independently and within a larger team to achieve results and impact

Proven capabilities and leadership skills to inspire and develop the team

Skilled in negotiation and conflict management

Excellent communication and presentation skills

Strong sense of accountability, responsibility and integrity

Deadline: 7th November, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:

Note: Only applications matching the requirements listed above will be considered

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