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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Sourcing Governance & Controls Manager Job Opportunity at Barclays Bank Uganda

Job Title: Sourcing Governance & Controls Manager BA3 - 00116068
Organisation: Barclays Bank
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Job Summary:
To deliver the Sourcing Ethics, Risks, Governance and Control activity in-country to realise significant control over the third party arena thereby enabling value delivery for business and build market leading sourcing capability:
Deliver Sourcing Governance support in respect of SSMP guidance for the in country sourcing team
Set up and implement in-country sourcing governance, controls and process and train in-country sourcing function as required (Sourcing & Supplier Management Policy; P2P; Preferred Supplier Lists; Principle Risk Reports; Compliance Monitoring)
Implement robust compliance monitoring tools and processes to ensure adherence to Global & BA Sourcing policies

Develop relationships to influence the business and steer the strategic direction in local Sourcing activity
Work collaboratively with business, BA sourcing teams and specialist functional support (Compliance, Risk, Audit, Legal, etc) to deliver goals
Develop, lead and motivate local teams to adhere and embed the SSMP policies and processes
Champion knowledge sharing across team, Sourcing and the business through Global Sourcing Ethics, Risks and Governance policies, ensuring consistent implementation of best in class tools and techniques
Ensure that all local sourcing activity meets the requirements of country legal and regulatory bodies

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Governance and Control (70%)
Lead the stakeholder engagement of all Sourcing’s Ethics, Risks, Governance and Control activity in the country.
Support the development and up-skilling of the local Sourcing capability (mandate, policy, governance, and process)
Work closely with sourcing functional teams such as BA, Control Rigour, Legal,  Risk, Compliance, Audit etc to deliver cohesive and effective cross functional working and delivery
Communicate plans and strategy to local audience, ensuring business unit requirements at both a strategic and operational level are signed off and delivered.
Embed sourcing governance, systems, and processes in country that reinforce strong risk management across the Group
Ensure risk management in all sourcing activity is applied appropriately, such that risk to the Group is recognised, mitigated and managed accordingly  and in line with governance
Drive closure of all Audit, CIGLS and CIELS activity locally
2. Consultancy / ad-hoc tasks, due diligence and other demand (10%)
Undertake consultancy type services to the business especially in areas of own specialisation, at the request of and under the supervision of the Head of Internal Controls Unit.
This will include ad-hoc engagements, due diligence work and demand initiatives as may be required.
3. Leadership & Management (10%)
Lead the development of skills in relation to sourcing governance for the in-country sourcing teams, ensuring that commercial capability, standards and delivery in these areas are developed and improved across the country.
Support and contribute to team building and team dynamics through personally demonstrating leadership and team attributes
Champion new ways of working ensuring that these and the cultural change are embedded
4. Team Participation (Self Development) 10 %
Contribute fully to the team effort
Facilitate coaching / training of team members in areas of specialist knowledge, or allocated areas of common interest
Share knowledge, information, ideas and assist in the training of less experienced colleagues.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
The applicant should be Educated to Degree level in Business related disciplines like Banking/ Finance/ Business Administration/ Economics/ Statistics/ Audit/ Risk Management/ Rigour/ Accounting / Financial Services or any other relevant discipline.
The applicant should possess formal qualification or studying for, such as CIPS, ACCA,   and or business or risk related degree / qualification will be highly preferred.
High profile nature of the role – frequent  interaction with the most senior management in the business
Being able to impartially deal with all levels of staff
Capability to  initiate, work and  successfully complete (E2E) an engagement as an  individual under minimum or no supervision
Ability to work flexitime in order to meet pressing timelines.
Auditing/ operations/Assurance/Risk/Rigour and investigative skills under a risk based methodology
Understanding of key risks faced by bank’s and core control environment
Knowledge of the Bank’s governance requirements and operational procedures
Computer literate (Strong MS office skills – excel, word and PowerPoint)
Testing & Monitoring Experience
Training and Coaching
At least three years Auditing/Rigour/Assurance/Risk management experience and / or working at a management level in the financial services sector with a proven track record.
Being part of a team working to deliver against tight deadlines
Report writing and presentation experience
Exposure to consultation and facilitation
Strong Ethics, Risk, Controls and Governance skills in complex and international environment
Broad appreciation of the global banking market, consolidation and new venture activity
Ability to lead change
Networking and relationship management skills at senior and Executive levels, with well developed and adaptable influencing skills
Planning, prioritization and project management disciplines
Graduate calibre with significant Sourcing governance, risk and controls management experience across a number of business disciplines and geographies
Successful country senior stakeholder and risk management
Track record of contributing, influencing, and managing relationships at Senior Director Level
Personal Competencies: Problem Solving / Decision Making, Communication / Influence,  Integrity and professionalism, Analytical, Testing & Monitoring, Relationship / Partnership Approach, Quality, High Standards and Controls, Planning & Organising, Judgement and Innovation & Change

How to Apply:
If you feel challenged by any of the above positions, and believe you can deliver on key deliverables as outlined above, upload your application letter, current curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic certificate to our recruitment website detail below:


Barclays is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, develops and promotes people on merit, and rewards outstanding performance, regardless of background and gender.
For queries contact us on 0417122453 or email: barclays.uganda@barclays.com

Deadline:  26th August, 2013