Brand Kenya Board Procurement Officer Job Vacancy

Brand Kenya Board (BKB) is a state corporation established through Legal Notice number 38 of 2008  under the State Corporation Act (Cap. 446). 
The rationale behind the establishment of the Board was the Government’s commitment to put in place an integrated mechanism for building and enhancing the Country’s image and national identity.
The Board now seeks to strengthen its management team by hiring valued talent to fill the following position:
Procurement Officer 
Ref: BKB/HR/PO/07/2012-2013
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Procurement Officer will head the department and play a critical role in the day to day operations and execution of the Procurement strategies to enable the department deliver on set objectives.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement Procurement policies and procedures in line with Procurement laws and regulations;
  • Ensure user departments adhere to procurement plans in line with budgets;
  • Carry market surveys, monitor and evaluate performance of the supply chain function;
  • Ensure sound partnerships with suppliers, clients and relevant government agencies;
  • Ensure timely, efficient and effective procurement of goods, services and works, while strictly adhering to the procurement policy;
  • Prepare request for quotations or tenders to pre-qualified suppliers for the Board.
  • Process applications and prepare the Board’s tender committee papers;
  • Establish in liaison with the relevant departments and endusers, quality specifications of goods and services required by the Board;
  • Carry out designated checks on quality and security aspects of procurement;
  • Review the supply chain to ensure it is efficient and effective
  • Manage the annual supplier pre-qualification exercise;
  • Manage the disposal of obsolete and disposable items.
Position requirements:
  • A Bachelors degree in Purchasing and Supplies Chain Management or equivalent from a recognized university,
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management,
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience in similar position in a busy Organization,
  • Member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM).
Key competencies:
  • Ability to express self and clearly articulate issues
  • A working knowledge of ERP
  • Self driven, result oriented and a team player
  • Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information and to ensure absolute discretion and sensitivity to confidential matters
If you can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the set criteria for the above positions, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position and remuneration, E-mail and day time contacts. 
Further attach copies of your professional and academic certificates and any other testimonials. Please quote the position and reference number on the application letter and envelope.
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the positions will be negotiated with the right candidate. 
The successful candidate will work on permanent and pensionable terms subject to satisfactory performance.
NB: All applications with copies of relevant supporting documents must be sent to address below not later than 17th August 2012 to the address below:
The Chief Executive Officer,
Brand Kenya Board,
NHIF, Building 4th Floor, Upper Hill, Nairobi
P.O Box 40500 – 00100
Tel: +254 2 271 5236/7;
Please note that Brand Kenya Board is an equal opportunity employer. 
Any form of canvassing for above positions will lead to automatic disqualification.

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