Our Client a leading Construction Company in Kenya dealing with concrete admixtures and waterproofing products is currently seeking to fill the role of a procurement manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for procuring all inventory, supplies, services and capital goods for the company including negotiating prices, delivery and credit terms. S/He will be responsible for assessing vendors, determining the most cost-effective inventory and reorder levels, and ensuring that adequate controls to achieve transparency in procurement policies.
Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers.
Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy
Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them in order to determine product availability and terms of sales
Create risk management strategies for supply contracts, screen and pre-qualify vendors,
Liaise with key departments, to ensure clarity of the specifications in close consideration of the organization’s needs
Forecasting upcoming demand and lead times / adhoc needs prepare mitigation strategies
Contract management, including risk analysis and renegotiation of terms, and evaluating supplier performance including negotiating with external vendors
Maintain and review records of purchases and items taken into stock
Develop a procurement budget, and manage spend within it in guided by the organization’s procurement processes, including compliance with company authority levels and processes
Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain, procurement or an equivalent field
Minimum 5 years Procurement Management in the construction Industry
Demonstrated ability to achieve cost savings
Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) qualification will be a definite advantage.