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Procurement Manager Job in Kenya

Procurement Manager

: Nairobi, Kenya
Line Manager: Finance Business Lead

Business Introduction
The company is a dynamic, diverse and growing FMCG business.

Key Accountabilities

  • Execution of competitive buying of all raw materials in line with planning schedules and business requirements. Lead and manage competitive purchasing of all Non Production spend – including but not limited to maintenance project purchases,  marketing purchases, procurement of services leading to improvement in Supply chain efficiency and to deliver competitive costs whilst adhering to working capital targets, evaluating and communicating gaps in supply that may cause service failures.
  • Build supplier relationship programs and measure supplier performance using set (KPI’s – lead times, conformance, rejections, price adherence amongst others)
  • Identify risks and opportunities within the supply chain relating to supplier performance and frame issues to enable best for business decisions to identify future decision making, supplier profiling to achieve best in class supply chain efficiencies and growth.
  • Expedite smooth flow of Imports & Exports processes, including PVoC programs, clearing, documentation, and adherence to set legal requirements relating to import and exportation of goods.
  • Lead and manage overall operations at the raw materials stores – guiding the teams on best practices in inventory control, and general stores operations and drive compliance and adherence to QEHS laid down polices as relates to L&CO besides managing scrapped /obsolete goods disposal with approved NEMA and council approved agents.
  • Ensure all GIT are captured timely for accurate reporting and inter-company balance confirmations besides managing  cost centre 150
  • Participate in All  projects within the organization and ensure all Governmental trade licences are applied for and up-to date at all times
  • As an individual contributor know the ethical and legal compliance responsibilities of the position; raise questions and concerns when faced with an ethical or compliance issue; apply integrity in all aspects of professional conduct.
Person Specification
In order to succeed in this role, it is expected that the ideal candidate will have: 
  • Business Degree in Procurement, Logistics, Supply Chain etc from a recognized University;
  • 5 years’ experience in Purchasing and supplies management;
  • A full member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management {KISM} or similar professional body such as Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies {CIPS}
  • Good knowledge and understanding of clearing and forwarding processes.
  • Excellent  negotiation skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills working with, and influencing all levels within the organization;
  • Knowledge of international trade requirements;
  • Excellent computer skills supported by strong numerical skills;
  • Team player, with organized work approach and good communication skills
Key Relationships
The incumbent will liaise with key members of various business units: 
  • All departments
  • External customers
It is expected that you will:
  • Carry out the role accountabilities within the operating and process frameworks that apply to the company
  • Work together with all your peers and customers. A key part of your performance review each year will be based on their input.
  • Exemplify the company’s Higher Purpose & Values in practice – this will be a key part of your annual development cycle.
Application procedure:

Applicants should email their applications attaching a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter indicating why they are interested in and qualified for the position and the names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of their capabilities to a Search Committee.

All communications relating to applications for this position should be addressed to email address:

Applications should be received by 15th March 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

On the subject matter of the email please indicate the position you are applying for.

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