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Procurement and Logistics Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Procurement and Logistics Manager

Number of Positions:
 One (1)

 Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date:Monday, 3rd October 2011 at 1:00pm


While managing a team of procurement and logistics the position holder will be responsible for developing and implementing processes, procedures & controls, Initiating and expediting company specific cost reduction programs by defining innovative procurement strategies, strategizing and optimizing the procurement plan for the company based on projects forecast, preparing the annual materials budget based on the business plan, supervising procurement and logistics staff and managing and negotiating with all vendors.

Duties and responsibilities 
  • Planning, developing, organizing, directing, managing and evaluating the operations and budget of the company.
  • Overseeing, coordinating, and reporting to the Board of Directors on the progress of all activities of shipments, Logistics and local purchases as key procurement functions.
  • Ensuring compliance to all procurement policies and procedures as appropriate thus ensuring an efficient and auditable procurement trail.
  • Overseeing and participating in the timely receipt and distribution of all incoming deliveries according to Company standards.
  • Controlling stock, replenishing from external suppliers and from other sites within the division when necessary.
  • Working with the relevant Project Managers in developing and implementing procurement strategies/project execution plans etc, to ensure the best procurement practice and potential gains to the company.
  • Responsible for strategic purchasing and sourcing initiatives for materials to ensure that the company holds a competitive advantage in the outside supply of goods services.
  • Obtaining approval for such initiatives and the subsequent implementation of the same.
  • Managing negotiations as appointed with potential suppliers, sub-contractors, service providers and procurement agencies (as appropriate) to obtain “assessed bids” in line with or better than project cost allowances and required deliverables.
  • Managing, motivating, encouraging and supervising a team of procurement and Logistics towards achieving desired goal and maximum out come.
Skills and Qualifications Requirements 
  • Minimum of degree in Business Administration/ International business, and a Diploma/Higher Diploma in Procurement/ Supply-chain-management.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible procurement and administration-related experience at the national or international level
  • Advanced skills in the usage of computers and office software packages
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Management of Quality Control Process
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to bring sound decisions
  • Good planning, prioritizing and organizational skills
  • Good networking and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team in culturally diverse professional staff
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure
  • Excellent communication and reporting Skills
How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with a detailed CV, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address to

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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