KPC Jobs

12. Supply & Logistics Manager

JG 3
1 Post
Ref: KPC/ADVT/43/2016

Reporting to the General Manager (Operations & Maintenance), the role is responsible for demand planning and forecasting of products transported through the pipeline and translating the output into pipeline pumping schedules for the pipeline network and import schedules.

In addition provide KPC management and the Oil industry with up to date and detailed, accurate and timely information on product stocks, ullage availability, oil industry planned product importation, pipeline operational status and scheduled pipeline plans for decision making.

Key Responsibilities
  • Study products demands in the market and at KPC Depots/Terminals and carry out forecasts to determine realistic pumping schedules to maximize pipeline utilization and ensure adequate product stocks in the storage depots to meet customers’ requirements.
  • Plan the pipeline network pumping schedule in consultation with the oil industry coordinator and communicate to the respective pumping stations for implementation after approval by Operations Manager before.
  • Prepare and periodically update the KOSF shipping nominations and ensure implementation as planned by the Petroleum industry.
  • Prepare Transportation and Storage Agreements for new Pipeline users
  • Keep abreast of Petroleum Industry decisions between the Marketers and the Government and implement where KPC is involved.
  • Closely liaise with Kenya Revenue Authority on matters related to Petroleum products taxation and advice OM accordingly.
  • Represent KPC at Oil Industry supply coordination meetings, in the industry vessel scheduling/ullage committee and other industry stakeholder’s forums and update management on critical industry issues requiring KPC action.
  • Prepare daily/monthly Management reports on stock status and carry out other related activities as directed by the Operations Manager.
  • In consultation with Training Section, prepares training programs for staff as may be required from time to time.
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performance organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programmed activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices.
  • Motivation and direction of staff under him as to ensure discipline in conformity with Company’s Staff Rules and Regulations as amended from time to time.
  • Coordinate with procurement to ensure availability of sufficient stock of consumable items necessary for smooth running of the section.
  • Budget planning, implementation and monitoring for the section.
  • Carry out staff performance appraisals
  • Promote the Quality Management System (QMS) and the Performances Management System (PMS) in the section.
  • Any other duties as given from time to time by Management

    Key Competencies
  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of KPC requirements including broad knowledge on Statistical Techniques.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including ability to prepare relevant reports.
  • Sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining Operations issues , sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends through continuing professional development.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook express including statistical packages.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change, create a sense of urgency around change and motivates staff to join change efforts.

    Key Qualifications & Experience
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at senior level in a large and busy organization.
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Commerce or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.

    13. Quality Control Manager
    JG 3
    1 Post
    Ref: KPC/ADVT/44/2016

    Reporting to General Manager (Operations & Maintenance), the role is responsible for quality of Petroleum Products handled by the company, Testing facilities and Laboratory Management Systems.

    Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure availability of resources to implement and maintain the quality system including ISO/EI 17025
  • Ensure laboratory equipment calibration or verification programs are implemented by authorized personnel.
  • Reviews policies and procedures to determine the need for new procedures or modification of procedures.
  • Ensures that equipment and reagents procured meet the requirements of the test methods.
  • Verifies adequacy, approves, and maintains Quality Management System documents.
  • Ensures that management review meetings are held as per plan
  • Ensures customer complaints are resolved and customer feedback surveys are periodically carried out.
  • Reviews, approves and ensures corrective action plans for non-conforming tests is implemented and monitored
  • Identifies and documents the required education, experience, and professional credentials for each position in the laboratory.
  • Ensures that test methods are verified and uncertainty of measurement for all methods is determined.
  • Facilitates budgetary provision for the section on test equipment and associated accessories and spares
  • Coordinating with other departments to achieve overall objectives of the Company.
  • Developing prudent departmental policies consistent with Company rules and regulations.
  • Provide technical leadership to Quality Control teams to enable them develop, implement, and evaluate strategic management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and organizational effectiveness.
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement, and ISO/EI 17025.
  • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
  • Review incidents of violations product quality infractions as well as handle employee disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Conduct training needs assessment, design, and implement training programmes aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve the design and delivery of high quality services.
  • Plan, monitor, and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals.

    Key Competencies
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of KPC requirements including broad knowledge of international trends in petroleum and environmental testing
  • Strong well developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills including ability to prepare relevant reports.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining Quality Control issues , sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal patiently and sympathetically with people from diverse backgrounds and to develop practical solutions to problems.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in product testing through continuing professional development.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project, Power Point, and Outlook express including SAP.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, assurance the quality of test results.
  • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change, create a sense of urgency around change and motivates staff to join change efforts.
  • Ability to establish flexible teams of quality control staff in an environment conducive to continuous learning, creativity, and innovation.
  • Ability to empower staff through coaching and counselling by emphasizing accountability and results oriented management rather than direct supervision.
  • Ability to coach and empower staff to adhere to ethics in testing in the laboratory

    Key Qualifications & Experience
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at senior level in a large and busy organization.
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or any related field from a recognized University
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.

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