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Procurement Officer Job in Kenya

The Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) is the hub of management and leadership excellence providing the highest quality professional and institutional development programs for greater growth and expanded opportunities. 

Our mission is to steer and champion excellence, integrity and competitiveness in individuals and organizations throughout Africa and beyond. 

We achieve this through our service / product portfolio including: Membership Development Programs, Professional Diploma in Management and Certifications, Executive Short Courses, Management Consultancy, Research Solutions, Entrepreneurship and Business Skills Training, Business Advisory Services , Business Excellence and Recognition Awards (OPI/COYA/SMOYA) and Management Magazine.

The Institute hereby seeks to recruit results-oriented and self-driven experienced professional to join our team in the following position:
 
Procurement Officer (Re-Advertised)
 
Purpose of the Job: Reporting to the Procurement Manager, this position exists to provide support to the procurement function of the Institute in developing, maintaining and reviewing the Institute’s procurement guidelines, procedures and policies.

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and assisting with sustainable procurement initiatives, coordinating procurement throughout the Institute, monitoring internal procurement systems, supporting procurement projects across all divisions, providing procurement advice to staff, negotiating new supply agreements and renegotiating existing supply agreements.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Identify opportunities for new and integrated supply agreements.
  • Gain economic savings and increased service levels from suppliers.
  • Development of Key Performance Indicators for new and existing suppliers and monitoring of these.
  • Monitor internal procurement systems and processes and ensure that compliance is achieved across the Institute.
  • Undertake, complete and assist in specific procurement projects and provide ongoing monitoring as required including working with budget managers throughout Annual Plan.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:
  • Degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience.
  • Experience on Procurement Systems Management.
  • Budget management experience.
  • High level of computer literacy, with specific requirements for Access databases, Word, Excel and Outlook.
Personal Attributes:
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Ability to write policies and procedures.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Project and time management ability.
  • Sound knowledge of procurement procedures and systems.
  • Sound judgment and initiative.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well under pressure within timeframes.
  • Ability to work well in a team or independently.
How to Apply
 
If you meet the above requirements/ qualifications and are interested in an opportunity to work in a dynamic environment that embraces mutual respect and support, then we would like to hear from you. Kindly forward your application accompanied by a detailed resume, email address, day time telephone contact, name and address of three referees. 

The applications should reach the undersigned not later than Close of Business 11th July, 2016.

The Head of Human Capital
The Kenya Institute of Management
P.O. Box 43706-00100
Nairobi.

OR hr@kim.ac.ke

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

KIM is an equal opportunity employer.

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