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Job Summary

The role holder closely supports the Procurement Controller in the Implementation and management of long-term supply contracts and services for Ardagh Glass Packaging Kenya Limited.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

1. Purchase goods, materials, components, or services in line with specified cost, quality, and delivery targets in compliance to Company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures. 

2. Convert user requirements into actionable orders on SAP to suppliers, either for goods or services. Assuring availability with the right quality, service, cost, and risk. 

3. Ensure safe and timely delivery of ordered materials while ensuring quality and efficiency in the procurement process, resolve conflicts with deliveries and suppliers in terms of invoices. 

4. Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers. 

5. Prepare information on purchase prices and conditions to enable proper budgeting, cash forecasting and forecast variance analysis as needed by Finance team always ensuring adequate communication with vendors. 

6. Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities. 

7. Build, maintain, and manage professional supplier relationships and keep up good communications. 

8. Follow Procurement Polices and guidelines in Supplier Award decisions under the applicable threshold as guided by Procurement Controller 

9. Support the purchasing function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on business operations. 

10. Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities. 

11. Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements. 

Minimum requirements / qualifications: 

• Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing & Supplies Management or Business-Related degree plus a Diploma in Purchasing & Supplies 

• Good Computer skills with Intermediate Excel skills/abilities 

• Working knowledge of SAP is a must 

• Previous experience of working in a purchasing team preferably within a busy manufacturing environment is an added advantage.

• Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding, and cost breakdown 

• Ability to work in a diverse multicultural environment necessary for success 

• Good communication skills 

About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then, we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with revenues of almost $7 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe and the Americas. 

• Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favourite beverages from?

• Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?

• Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?

What we offer:

• Opportunity to work in a multicultural environment

• Opportunities for career growth

• Competitive terms of engagement 


1. Female candidates are encouraged to apply

2. The management reserves the right to use additional/relevant information as criteria for shortlisting.

3. AGPK reserves the right not to fill vacancies.

AGPK is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we have zero tolerance for discrimination of any nature during the recruitment and selection process and in general employment practices.

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