Job Summary

Manage all aspects of purchasing to efficiently and cost-effectively support organizational operations.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Main Job Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities
•    Establish and implement purchasing policies, procedures and best practices
•    Monitor ongoing compliance with purchasing policies and procedures
•    Direct procurement policies to ensure all items are purchased and delivered within budget and time constraints
•    Identify and source new suppliers and vendors
•    Manage vendor and supplier selection process based on price, quality, support, capacity and reliability
•    Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers and vendors
•    Establish and update an approved vendor/supplier database
•    Develop, negotiate and administer purchasing agreements and contracts with suppliers in support of organizational requirements
•    Evaluate contracts to ensure compliance with legal requirements and organizational policies
•    Monitor supplier and vendor compliance with contractual agreements
•    Measure and manage the vendor and supplier cost, quality and delivery performance
•    Oversee supplier compliance with internal quality standards and external regulations
•    Troubleshoot cost, quality and delivery concerns
•    Manage risk relating to quality, cost, delivery and supply of purchases
•    Introduce performance improvement measures for suppliers and vendors
•    Work with relevant departments to manage inventory requirements
•    Facilitate timely placement of purchase orders
•    Review purchase orders for proper authorization and compliance with organizational policy and procedures
•    Develop and manage purchasing budgets and forecasts
•    Monitor and reduce purchase variances to meet profit objectives
•    Produce regular reports on purchase commitments, costs and delivery performance
•    Oversee the operations and daily activities of the purchasing department
•    Performance manage, develop and motivate purchasing staff
•    Direct continuous improvement of purchasing processes in line with changing organizational needs and market conditions

Education, Qualifications and Experience
•    College degree in business, materials management, operations management, engineering or related field
•    Experience in purchasing and procurement
•    Supervisory experience
•    Working knowledge of project management principles and practices
•    Working knowledge of all laws and regulations relating to procurement and contracts
•    Knowledge of purchasing and supply chain systems, LEAN principles of planning and MRP/ERP systems often required
•    Financial acumen
•    High competency level in MS Office applications

Key Skills and Competencies
•    Communication skills
•    Negotiating skills
•    Networking skills
•    Planning and organizational skills
•    Analytical skills
•    Problem-solving
•    Results-orientated
•    Judgment
•    Teamwork
•    Attention to detail

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