Oshwal Education & Relief Board Procurement Manager Job in Kenya

Reference Number: OERB/16/9

Category: Administrative

Location: OERB Board Office

The Oshwal Education & Relief Board is a charitable organization registered under the Societies Act that manages educational institutions and conducts relief activities.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

a) Strategic Role
  • Collaborate with other staff and departments, senior management and decision makers in building an efficient procurement system.
  • Oversee organization wide strategic sourcing, procurement, contracting and evaluation of supplied goods and services.

    b) Human Resource
  • Mentor, direct and evaluate the effort of personnel in the procurement department or involved in the procurement process.
  • Direct the hiring, training and performance evaluation of procurement staff.

    c) Procurement
  • Accurate preparation of L.P.O’s and procurement follow through to ensure supplier accuracy in quantity and quality of supplied goods and services.
  • Resolve quality, service and invoicing issues with suppliers.
  • Maintain complete database of suppliers: key persons, purchase policy, payment terms, quality and price.
  • Develop, implement, communicate and monitor a comprehensive preferred supplier network across supply categories within the organization.
  • Collaborate with key persons to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the organization in terms of the goods and services supplied to the organization.
  • Management of contracts with suppliers of goods and services and supplier relationships.
  • Risk analysis of contract conditions, cost and sub-contractors. In charge of daily operational purchasing needs such as planning and follow up of purchase orders delivery and shipment schedules.

  • Bachelor degree in Procurement from a recognized university. Undergraduate qualification in business or commerce with CIPS diploma in procurement will also be considered.
  • ICT proficiency with ability to use automated procurement systems is an added advantage.
  • Gujarati speaking applicants will have an added advantage.

    Experience and Competence
  • At least 4 years’ progressive experience in a busy procurement /supplies management department.
  • Ability to work interdependently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to streamline the procurement frame work to enable improved organization efficiency.
  • Implement and adhere to procurement best practice.
  • Tactful pricing negotiator.

    If you meet our essential criteria and are looking for a role in a dynamic team where you can make a real difference, please submit your application to the HR Manager - Oshwal Education and Relief Board through vacancy@oerb.org.

    The application closing date is 5th October 2016.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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