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The Confederation of African Football 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 Position: Head of Procurement
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  • Head of Procurement who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively managing all of its procurement requirements including:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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


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