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Chief Procurement Officer - Kenya Seed Company Limited Jobs

Kenya Seed Company Limited is a state Corporation with three subsidiary Companies in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

As a group, we are market leaders in East Africa in the production and marketing of top quality seeds for the Countries’ farming community with an overall objective of adding value to the farming business and contribution to food sufficiency in Kenya and beyond.

Our Vision is “to be the certified seed supplier of

choice globally’’ and our Mission is to ‘‘avail top quality seed competitively through focused research, development and value additions.’’

Applications are invited from qualified and competent individuals for the under listed position:

Chief Procurement Officer 
 No. 005/2010
The role:

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Chief Procurement Officer will be head of Procurement Division and based in Kitale. He/she will be expected to provide strong leadership to the Division to facilitate the achievement of set procurement goals and objectives for the attainment of the Company’s Vision and Mission.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Formulate relevant Procurement Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensure the Company complies with the provisions of the Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005.
  • Manage the Procurement and Supplies function of the Company including Tendering, Procuring and Disposal.
  • Secretary to the Tender Committee.
  • Coordinate the Tender and Procurement Committees.
  • Ensure smooth flow of information material, control and accountability.
  • Provide effective leadership, guidance and expertise in all aspects of procurement.
  • Develop and manage the division’s budget and plans.
  • Supervise and appraise staff within the division.
Minimum Requirements
 The ideal candidate should have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Business Management or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Post graduate diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management.
  • Be a member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) or any other relevant professional body.
  • At least 6 years relevant post qualification experience, 4 years of which should be in a senior position in a busy Commercial and /or Manufacturing organization.
  • Possess strong strategic and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of public sector Performance Contracting regime.
  • Be of high integrity and able to meet stringent deadlines.
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Be at least 35 years old.
Terms of Appointment
 The position of Chief Procurement Officer is on permanent and Pensionable Terms of employment.
 Send your application quoting the job reference number on both the envelope and letter. Enclose your CV, Copies of certified Certificates and Testimonials with the names, telephone number and addresses of three referees to:

The Managing Director,
Kenya Seed Company Limited,
PO Box 553-30200

So as to reach on or before 8th April, 2010.

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