Procurement Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya – Research Company

Procurement Manager
Industry: Information & Research
Location: Nairobi
Salary: Competitive & Negotiable (medical cover as well as other company benefits)

Our client a research company is hiring a Procurement Manager. 

The purpose of this position is to efficiently plan, manage and provide accurate, effective support to all departments.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Taking responsibility for all financial controls and project planning and office management in the Kenya office
  • Handle administration and system controls, budgets, invoices, quotes, orders, all office management and maintenance
  • Ensure alignment of office environment with global standards.
  • Responsible for the smooth running of the Kenya office from a building and office perspective
Building Maintenance
  • Project manages all office moves and new installations
  • Ensures that communication is sent to everyone for any office/building problems
  • Furniture/Equipment orders
  • Sign off on all quotes for any orders issued.
  • Handling Office Functions: Drinks, promotions, awards etc
  • Attend office management meetings and give input.
Finance & Admin
  • Oversee travel bookings for permanent staff
  • Ensure the internal manual is compiled for finance, building and office.
  • Ensure that the ‘How to.. .’ guide on office procedures is compiled, and rolled out to everyone in the office.
  • Ensure internal controls are in place and are adequate.
  • Responsible for all insurance and claims related admin.
  • Credit card reconciliation checks and sign offs for Field research
  • Cheques/cashbook/money orders/money check and packing
People management:
  • Manages and evaluates team progress
  • Determines tasks and actions for the team
  • Ensure that schedules and deadlines are met
  • Takes responsibility for quality and accuracy on all work
  • Responsible for monitoring and checking the teams output
  • Responsible for coaching and mentoring the team and staff
  • Responsible for the performance management of the team
  • Maintains personal well-being and balance and ensure team does the same
  • Ensure that all is done within agreed timeframes, scope and budget.
Qualification & Skills
  • Bachelors degree in Procurement, Business, Administration, Logistics or related studies
  • 3 to 5 years Management experience
  • Proven experience in general Office Management (including financial control and building maintenance)
  • Proven organisation skills & ability to work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal with people at all levels
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Organization and Administration skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Communication & Team Skills
  • Team Player, Initiative, proactive self starter
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Deadline orientated and ability to work well under pressure
  • Willingness to accept responsibility and accountability for work
  • Willing to be accountable for output
  • Accuracy and quality obsession
  • Innovative
  • Organised and detail orientated
  • Ability to motivate and motivate people within team
  • Prepared to work overtime
  • Strong inter-personal skills, assertiveness and confidence (ability to deal with people at all levels and provide feedback effectively)
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure and time constraints
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team when required
  • Proactive in resolving problems
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Procurement Manager) to before 10th February 2014

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Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

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