Procurement Manager Job in Kenya

Our client, a global company which offers services ranging from Sports facilities, Telecommunications, Real estate development and Industrial projects is seeking to recruit a Procurement Manager urgently

Duties and Responsibilities;
  • Plan, organize, direct, manage, and evaluate the purchasing activities and budget of an organization
  • Develop and manage the organizations purchasing policies, procedures, standards, and strategies in order to ensure process transparency, fairness, impartiality, and confidentiality
  • Develop and manage the proposal, bidding, and negotiation process while adhering to applicable legal standards and codes of ethical conduct
  • Comply with and maintain knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, standards, and best practices
  • Ensure all purchasing activities support and strengthen the strategic objectives of the overall organization
  • Ensure the adequacy of specifications for purchasing purposes
  • Negotiate major purchases, develop blanket or master agreements with suppliers, and engage in all aspects of contract management
  • Review supplier financial statements/reports and evaluate overall supplier health (supplier risk assessment)
  • Review and assess total supply chain risk and identify opportunities to minimize and eliminate risk
  • Confer with management and staff coordinating purchasing activities
  • Develop and measure key performance indicators to determine and improve the effectiveness of the purchasing function
  • Maintain current technical skills and apply new knowledge to management tasks for the improvement of purchasing activities
  • Analyze purchasing related information and evaluate the results to choose the best resolution and alternatives to supply challenges
  • Prepare or oversee the preparation of reports and statistics related to the purchasing function for upper management
  • Identify, qualify, and select vendors of materials, equipment, products, or services, and conduct overall supplier management
  • Evaluate cost and quality of materials, equipment, products, or services
  • Manage purchase requisitions/orders
  • Review records of materials, equipment, products, or services ordered and received
  • Generate and/or review invoices, work orders, consumption reports, and demand forecasts
  • Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability and alternative sources of supply
  • Participate in make or buy decisions
  • Interview, select, coach, train, manage, and appraise the performance of associated personnel and mentor select staff
  • Design and implement team building exercises
Education and Skills;
  • Experience in sourcing
  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement/Purchasing and Supply
  • Excellent problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Minimum of 5years and above  of Procurement related
  • Must have proven project management skills and experience, excellent communication skills, advanced influencing capabilities, the ability to analyze and resolve complex issues.
  • Ability to establish supplier specifications, measure conformance and identify process improvement opportunities that are defined in conjunction with internal customers is critical to this position
  • Driven to meeting or exceeding milestones
  • Ability to provide fact based advice and development of market and industry analysis
  • Has advanced and proven knowledge of procurement industry cost structures and drivers
  • Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word as well as experience implementing and using procurement systems
If qualified, send your application letter and CV clearly indicating ‘Procurement Manager’ on the subject line by 31st March, 2016. 

Do not attach your certificates. 

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.