Cytonn Procurement Manager/ Associate Jobs in Kenya

Cytonn Investments is an independent investments management firm, with offices in Nairobi - Kenya and D.C. Metro - U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global and local institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region.


  • He/She will be the in-house procurement expert, providing advice and guidance to colleagues on all procurement matters and managing higher value procurement directly
  • To be responsible for the issuance, update and control of the company's procurement policy and procedures
  • To be responsible for the formulation of procurement strategies
  • Deliver and monitor compelling analysis and insights that inform management of the results of the company's procurement activities to inform strategic decision making
  • Provide input into the business planning and budgeting process
  • Carry out forward planning of procurement activity including reviewing tender events schedules
  • Proactively build, develop and maintain valuable relationships with key stakeholders, across businesses and geographies, and with the wider supply chain services team
  • Develop effective supplier relationships and ensure implementation of effective supplier management practices in conjunction with contract management and business, according to best practice and in a cost effective manner
  • Development of robust and appropriate contracts including liaison with specialist across businesses to ensure compliance to contract management and group policies
  • Development of robust and appropriate contracts including liaison with specialist across businesses to ensure compliance to contract management and group policies
  • Clearly define the supply chain in coordination with the cross-functional project team and aligning the team with the various procurement strategies to be executed
  • Creating and maintaining project procurement plans, assuring superior supply chain execution throughout the entire project, documenting and communicating the supply chain strategy to cross functional project teams
  • Implementing professional sourcing process and coordinating procurement activities to deliver optimized material /service cost and ensure supply base meets the project's cost, delivery and quality requirement
    and proactively driving procurement strategies in the project process- pooling, bundling, designing to cost etc.
  • Understanding the scope of supply and customer contract agreements, performing risk analysis and preparing for negotiations with suppliers and identifying supply chain risks and monitoring the market forces related to supply chain during the project execution to avoid potential issues/risks
  • Present overall supply chain status to Management within organization, including status of Engineering release, RFQ status, Purchase Order Status
  • Managing resources within supply chain to cover workload peaks during project ramp ups in collaboration with the Project Manager
  • Where applicable be responsible for inventory management
  • Getting involved early within the project at the proposal stage, to drive material cost optimization and establishing project material budgets
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time


  • Relevant university degree with at least 2nd Class honours, upper division
  • At least B+ in KCSE
  • 3-5 years' experience in Procurement
    Member of a relevant professional body
  • Knowledge in sourcing techniques and market understanding
  • Aptitude in decision making and working with numbers
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge in clearing and forwarding and overseas procurement
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge in ERP application software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiations and networking abilities

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by June 9th, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Cytonn Procurement Manager/ Associate Jobs in Kenya

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