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KCB Procurement Manager Job in Kenya

Job Ref No:PROC01/2011

The Position

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, the position will be responsible for the delivery of agreed objectives in line with the procurement strategy and lead in projects intended to transform the Banks property, facilities & equipment Category.

Key Responsibilities
  • Identify the category strategy and a rolling programme of areas to be addressed within the category

  • Establish and lead cross-functional teams to manage the development and implementation of the category strategy.
  • Deliver the category strategy including sourcing activities which generate value.
  • Use leading practice procurement tools to develop and implement the sourcing strategies
  • Negotiate contractual agreements with suppliers to ensure that service, quality; added value, lowest total cost, security of supply and the deployment of the suppliers’ capabilities in innovation are secured.
  • Develop and manage supplier relationships for the category to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality.
  • Maximise the use of the bank’s funds by identifying best practice and leveraging spend within and outside the bank for the category including monitoring available framework agreements.
  • Provide support to the development of new processes, procedures and solutions for the procurement department and identify any category specific requirements.
The Person

For the above position, the successful applicant should have:-
  • University Degree from a recognized institution. Possession of a postgraduate degree or professional qualification in a related field will be an added advantage especially to CIPS holders.
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or equivalent.
  • 3 – 5 years significant procurement experience with the responsibility for delivery and managing of a procurement category strategy in an organization that has crossed functional and business boundaries
  • Experience of working in a complex environment with a high level of uncertainty around predicted or future purchase requirements.
  • Significant experience in supplier performance management
  • Experience in developing positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills, at all levels
The above positions are demanding roles which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to

To be considered your application must be received by 20th May 2011.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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