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Purchasing Supervisor Job in Kenya

General Motors East Africa Limited the franchise holder for Isuzu and Chevrolet is a subsidiary of General Motors Company, the world leader in Automotive Technology.

Applications are invited for the following vacancy:

Purchasing Supervisor 

Reporting to the Manager - Production Control, Logistics & Purchasing, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:
  • Developing the annual procurement plan and price index for all products and services
  • Developing and maintaining a reliable and efficient supplier base (proactively identify potential suppliers, Coordinate source audits, develop and list qualifying suppliers)
  • Co-ordinating supplier evaluation and implementation of follow-up action plans
  • Undertaking market research to collate all factors affecting procurement decisions (Prices, new suppliers, global trends – economic & political, material supply, government policies, etc)
  • Monitoring the company’s supply chain total costs and recommending action plans for cost optimization / cost reduction initiatives.
  • Leading in negotiating complex/critical purchases with respective buyers
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant policies and internal control procedures
  • Participating in training of users on purchasing processes, developing and maintaining regular communication with users in order to resolve problems affecting departmental purchasing requirements
  • Overall supervision of the Purchasing function
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
  • First degree in a Technical or business field
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supply
  • 6 years experience in a similar position
  • Action oriented, customer focused, strong problem solving, priority setting and people skills, attention to detail and ability to make timely decisions.
If you believe you fit the above profile please submit your Application letter and detailed CV to be received not later than 11th April, 2012 to

The Recruitment & HR Services Manager,
General Motors East Africa Limited,
Enterprise Road, Industrial Area,
P.O. Box 30527 – 00100,

Or Email:

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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