Utility Company Procurement Manager Job in Kenya

Our Client, a utility company mandated to provide cost effective and affordable quality water and sanitation services in Kenya, seeks to recruit goal-oriented, self-motivated and qualified persons to fill the following management positions:

Position: Procurement Manager 

Ref No. HR/PM/2012
Reporting to: Managing Director
Job Grade: 3
Job Purpose
To procure quality products and services in a timely manner commensurate with value for the organization in order to maintain optimum stock levels. Implementation of the overall Strategic Plan with emphasis to the procurement function.

Key Result Area / Principle Accountabilities and Duties

  • Prepare the Procurement Plan and ensure compliance with the Procurement Act and related legislations.
  • Ensure smooth, speedy and efficient procurement of goods and services.
  • Provide support and professional advice to the Tender Committee.
  • Ensure contracts and orders promote cost effectiveness.
  • Ensure stock control and receive requisitions from user departments.
  • Floatation of invitations.
  • Evaluate tenders and come up with recommendations.
  • Verify LPO and LSO.
  • Advise management on the best procurement practice.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the management from time to time.
Education, Professional Qualifications and Work Experience:
  • Degree from a recognized university;
  • Posses a Post Graduate Diploma in Supplies Management;
  • Be a registered member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management;
  • 5 years experience gained in a busy procurement entity with at least 3 years in a Senior Management position.
Required Skills and Competencies:
  • Have demonstrated outstanding professional competence in procurement work in work performance and results;
  • Knowledge in procurement procedures;
  • Demonstrate experience in contracting and contract management;
  • Have a clear understanding of the Mission, Mandate and Vision of the company and ability to translate the role of procurement in realization of the same
  • Must be able to lead a team in a dynamic work environment;
  • Should posses excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to lead a team in a dynamic environment;
  • Must possess relevant computer skills;
  • Be a team player and uphold collective responsibility.
The position is senior and demand excellent people management and development skills, written and oral communication skills both in English and Kiswahili, and high degree of honesty and integrity.

Candidates who meet the above specifications and have the drive to join a highly motivated work team, should submit their applications with a detailed CV giving three (3) names of referees, attach copies of Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) Clearance Certificate and KRA Tax Compliance Certificate.

Provide a reliable telephone and e-mail contact of self and referees, clearly quoting the reference numbers to reach us on or before Monday 16th July 2012 addressed to

DN/A 1318
P.O. Box 49010 – 00100,

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