Mumias Sugar Company Supply Chain Manager (Procurement) Job in Kenya

Mumias Sugar Company is Kenya’s leading producer of sugar and
diversified products which include Ethanol and bottled water. The
company also generates significant quantities of electricity.

line with our vision of being a world class integrated producer of
sugar, green energy and related products, we seek to recruit highly
motivated, result oriented, self-driven, experienced and qualified
individuals who will drive the business of the company to the next

The company is inviting applications for the following position that have fallen vacant:
Job Title: Supply Chain Manager – Procurement


Reports To: Chief Supply Chain Officer
Department: Supply Chain
Location: Mumias
Job Purpose: Responsible for the supply of products and services that are necessary for all business operations through the development and implementation of relevant strategies aimed at finding the most cost-effective deals and suppliers and coming up with sustainable methods to minimize our procurement expenses.

1. Principal Accountabilities
Procurement management
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs within the team
  • Anticipate unfavorable events through analysis of relevant market data and prepare control strategies
  • Work closely with user departments to ensure that specifications and expectations are well considered in all procurement activities
  • Track and report on key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure the most advantageous terms
Contract Management
  • Perform risk management regarding supply contracts and agreements ensuring that all contractors are in compliance with the legal and regulatory requirements
  • Track performance of outsourced services providers and ensure that they are in conformance with agreed Service levels
Cost leadership, Budgetary control
  • Prepare the section’s annual operating and capital budgets ensuring that the budget conforms to the overall business strategy and remaining accountable for its implementation;
  • Analyse and control expenditures of the section to conform to budgetary requirements
  • Continuously develop and implement strategies that result in cost savings and at the same time conforms to customer, legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure optimum utilisation of staff, equipment and all resources within the function
Human Capital Management
  • Manage staff costs and other operating expenditure on an on-going basis to significantly reduce the cost of doing business
  • Assign roles based on staff competencies within the function, ensuring that role responsibilities and performance objectives are explicitly communicated and documented for staff at ALL levels
  • Conduct continuous performance reviews/appraisal for staff within the department and institute corrective actions where staff performance does not meet requirements
  • Coach, mentor and motivate staff to perform to expected standards
2. Knowledge and Experience
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering, Commerce or related field Master degree is an advantage Postgraduate qualification in Supply Chain Management
Additional Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of SAP or similar ERP is a Must
Minimum years of Experience
  • 7 Years’ experience in Supply Chain Management in a similar environment, five of which must be in a management role
Professional memberships
  • Must be Full member of KISM, membership to CIPS is an advantage
3. Person Specifications
  • Excellent Negotiation skills
  • Track record of performance and exceptional leadership capabilities
  • Good grasp of IT as a strategic tool
  • Agile, flexible and adaptable
  • Analytical and innovative
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good presentation Skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to create partnerships and strong relationships
How to Apply

Applications should be addressed to:

Chief Human Resource Services Officer
Mumias Sugar Company Ltd,
P.O Private Bag,

the basis of the attached role profiles, applications should include: a
brief summary of why you consider yourself the best fit for this role,
detailed CV indicating your email and phone contacts and copies of
certificates and testimonials. 

Email subject line should indicate the job being applied for and email maximum size should not be larger than 10 Mbs.

All applications to be emailed to: and should be received not later than 29th January, 2016.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

Mumias Sugar Company Limited encourages teamwork and positive
contribution from its employees and is an equal opportunity employer
guided by local laws and International Labour Organization conventions.

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