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Purchasing Manager Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Purchasing Manager
Reports to: Group Financial Controller

Our client a group of companies in the manufacturing sector with Interests in steel, cement and the construction Industry is seeking to fill the vacancy of a Purchasing Manager. 

The potential candidate should be flexible, dynamic and ready to work in Kenya and in the international market.

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Seek best spare products and services with the least costs from reliable suppliers.
  • Negotiate prices, and grant contracts that ensure the right amount of the product or service is received when it is needed.
  • Research sales records and inventory levels of current stock, find foreign and domestic suppliers, and stay current on any changes in either the supply of or demand for needed products and materials.
  • Finding good suppliers and evaluate them on multiple criteria (price, quality, service support, availability, reliability, selection, etc.).
  • Study catalogs, industry and company publications, directories, and trade journals, Internet. Reputation and history of a supplier is important when soliciting for bids.
  • Use meetings, trade shows, conferences, and suppliers’ plants and distribution centers to inspect products and services, assess a supplier’s production and distribution capabilities, and discuss other relevant considerations.
  • Be familiar with the technical aspects of the goods or services you purchase.
  • Storing past bids and offers, tracking supplier performance,
  • Supervises subordinate personnel including delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, standards and guidelines in the purchasing field.
  • Monitors frequency of purchases and recommends possible options to increase effectiveness of purchasing power.
  • Responsible for sourcing and establish professional relationship with competitive suppliers who offer quality and credit terms suitable to the company
  • Responsible for effective periodical market survey and proficient bargaining to optimize the company's profits
  • Responsible for the fore planning of the departments expectations and rendered services to the respective units
  • Responsible for transportation logistical arrangements for the group
  • Ensures that there are no alterations of documents and where they exist, are properly approved
  • Ensures that items required are obtained when needed, in right quantities and best prices;
Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelors Degree in Supplies, procurement or related Engineering course
  • Professional Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies management
  • 6 to10 years experience in the manufacturing sector in East Africa
  • SAP User skills an Added advantage
  • Preferably Indian or Kenyan with Asian origin.
  • Quality cautious  with positive exposure in the manufacturing or construction industries
  • Good organizational skills which will enable positive performance management.
  • Good communication skills  and a Good negotiator
  • Knowledge of the local and international market
  • Knowledge of the legal aspects related to the job function
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software: Word and Excel and other material management software systems.
Qualified candidates are required to send their cover letters and Resumes to by 30th March 2013.

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