Embu Water and Sanitation Company Manager, Supply Chain Management Services Jobs in Kenya

Embu Water and Sanitation Company Manager, Supply Chain Management Services Jobs in Kenya

Key Responsibilities

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Recommend departmental policies, plans and guidelines and implements EWASCO organizational policies and procedures for department.

  • Develop work plans and budgets for the Department for approval.

  • Prepare draft Board management papers for approval.

  • Manage Contracts and Negotiations with suppliers.

  • Oversee opening and evaluation of Quotations, Tenders, Proposals and Expressions of Interest.

  • Participate in the development and review of the Institution’s strategic plan

  • Participate in various committees in the Institution.

  • Undertake Performance Management Reviews and acts as reviewer for staff within department.

  • Manage staffing, development for procurement teams; motivates and develops project and team leaders i.e. evaluation committees; promotes teamwork to ensure effective work relations within department.

  • Coordinate staff and ensures all activities in the procurement department run as scheduled by establishing process of setting targets within department and work towards their achievement.

  • Coordinate regular meetings with staff and user departments to discuss department’s performance and resolve any issues in procurement process.

  • Mentor and coach departmental staff. Oversee day-to-day management; control the operations within department, including deployment of staff and physical resources

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Develop Procurement Budget and ensures efficient management of available resources including deploying the department budget.

  • Ensure that funds are available for any procurement under consideration.

  • Recommend the best procurement methods; defines and communicates rules for supplier bids and ensures competitive procurement in the organization.

  • Verify all procurement and disposal activities in accordance with the Public Procurement Act and EWASCO manual and policies.

  • Review all records of purchased goods, including costs, deliveries and inventories and ensures maintenance of accurate and up-to-date information concerning department.

  • Analyze and evaluate historical and market information provided to assess purchasing decisions and recommend improvements.
  • Participate in price negotiations and manages high impact purchases.

  • Monitor quality of purchased goods and services vis-a-vis the requirements and assists in solving major supplier problems.

  • Monitor implementation of the procurement Quality Management System. Develop and implement all EWASCO departments’ procurement plans.

    Qualification / Requirements

    Person Profile

  • A Bachelor’s
    degree in Supply Chain management, Procurement and Contract management, Purchasing and Supplies or its equivalent from a recognized university or Bachelor’s degree in any area with a Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain management, Procurement and Contract management, Purchasing and Supplies

  • A master’s degree in supply chain management, Purchasing and Supplies or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.

  • Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies Member of KISM or CIPS and other relevant professional bodies in good standing.

  • Minimum 5 (five) years’ relevant work experience with a public utility or service company

    Must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya on Leadership and integrity through provision of;

  • Current certificate of good conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigation Department.

  • Current Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority.

  • A clean and current report from an approved credit reference Bureau (CRB).

  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

  • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

    How to Apply

  • Application packages in sealed envelopes which include a cover letter, CV of not more than 5 pages and certified copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent by email to: –

    The Managing Director
    Embu Water and Sanitation Company LTD
    EWASCO House, Off Meru-Embu Road
    P.O. Box 2142, 60100 EMBU

  • Using the email Recruitment@embuwater.co.ke before the expiry of the closing date (18th January 2021, 17:00 Hours) with the VACANCY NUMBER as the email subject.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
    - Canvassing in any way will lead to automatic disqualification CLOSING DATE: 18th January 2021, 17:00 Hours

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