KEMSA Deputy Director, Logistics - Jobs in Kenya

KEMSA Deputy Director, Logistics - Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Director, Health Products & Technologies, the successful candidate will be responsible for the receiving and storage, picking, packing and delivery of customer orders for HPTs.

Scope of Work /Duties /Responsibilities
  • Promoting a culture of high performance and continuous improvement in the department
  • Creating a team environment that supports transparent communication and ownership of responsibility.
  • Providing guidance and support while empowering the team to be innovative using their expertise and knowledge to make decisions.
  • Setting performance targets and monitor performance for all staff in the department
  • Providing career development, coaching, training and skill building for all staff in the HPT Planning & Market Research to meet both organizational and personal development goals
  • Ensuring the HPT supply chain processes are supporting sound financial practices and operational efficiencies.
  • Developing the logistics budget with regular monitoring of actual expenditure against forecast and identifying opportunities for
  • Planning, directing and coordinating all activities of the warehouse;
  • Coordinate warehousing at central stores and comply with Good Distribution Practices (GDP);
  • Optimizing warehouse processes including receipt, storage, order picking, packing, and dispatch schedules to meet customer requirements;
  • Instituting mechanisms to guard against stock losses through expiries and damages;
  • Undertaking continuous monitoring and evaluation of warehousing key performance indicators.
  • Setting performance targets for staff in the warehouse division
  • Providing career development, coaching, training and skill building for all staff in the warehouse division to meet both organizational and personal development goals; and
  • Monitoring and evaluating key performance indicators in receiving, storage and order fulfilment to ensure that customer/stakeholder requirements and supply chain metrics are met.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the following fields: Business, Commerce, Health Care Management, Health Economics,
  • Master’s Degree in the following fields; Business, Health Economics, Supply Chain Management;
  • Membership to a professional body where applicable;
  • Mangement course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

  • A minimum period of ten (10) years in relevant work experience and at least three (3) years in a Supervisory position in the Public Service or Private Sector;

    Personal Qualities and Skills
  • Have a solid understanding of the financials and the impact that supply chain
  • has KEMSA’s performance
  • Exceptional communication skills with strong interpersonal and ability to influence others and gain consensus
  • Strong Data Analytical
  • Analytical thinking with the ability to provide structure and systematic thinking to address business and customer needs.
  • Ability to multitask and pivoting quickly between strategic work and being tactical, hands-on.
  • Sense of urgency.
  • Ability to Work Well on a Team but Be Self-Motivated and Independent at Times
  • Demonstrates a high degree of integrity combined with strong leadership abilities.
  • Strong attention to detail; high standards for quality; and excellent time management.
  • Commitment to personal growth and development

    How to apply
    Interested candidates are required to submit their duly filled application forms (available on the KEMSA website: ) in either hard or soft copy formats marked / referenced ‘Job Ref. No KEMSA/HPT/2022/002,
    Application for the Position of Deputy Director, Logistics – Kenya Medical Supplies Authority’.

    Hard copy applications to be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes marked / referenced clearly as above. Interested candidates should not indicate their names on the envelope.

    Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit certified true copies of certificates, testimonials, a detailed CV, and MUST fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and will be required to attach copies of the requisite documents during interviews.

    Hard Copy Applications can be submitted physically or sent via postal mail and addressed to:

    Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Medical Supplies Authority
    Commercial Street Industrial Area
    P. O. Box 47715 – 00100

  • Soft copy applications can be sent via email to
  • Online applications can be submitted via
  • All applications should be submitted and received on or before: 17:00hrs on August 16, 2022.

    (No applications submitted after closing date and time will be considered).

  • Kenya Medical Supplies Authority is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Female candidates and persons with disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.
  • Note, persons with disabilities are required to attach a copy of valid NCPWD membership card.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    For more information and job application details, see; KEMSA Deputy Director, Logistics Jobs in Kenya

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