Kenya Airways - Procurement Manager - Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Airways - Procurement Manager - Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Airways, the leading African airline flying to more African destinations than any other carrier, takes pride in being at the forefront of connecting Africa to the world and the World to Africa through its hub Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.


  • Monitor supply market trends (e.g material price increases, shortages, changes in suppliers) interpreting the impact of these trends on company strategies in order to deliver the best value for money and increase profits.
  • Evaluate & select suppliers through the approved procurement process.
  • Implement supplier performance strategy to ensure the business deals with suppliers that deliver value for business.
  • Manage sourcing process as per company strategy & policy in consultation with company stakeholders to ensure business objectives are achieved.
  • Ensure stakeholders adhere to laid down procurement procedures and policies to improve current practises and reduce costs. Develop monthly procurement plans with internal customers.
  • Define need specification matrix for all customers to understand requirements. i.e specs, lead times, budget and liaise with external parties for delivery.
  • Implement & review sourcing strategy & ensure competitive bids from vendors, evaluate & negotiate to ensure that KQ gets quality and value for money.
  • Identify critical materials and services required to support company strategies in key performance areas.
  • Provide cost analysis to drive the decision.
    Developing cost efficient supply options that support company plans across the network.
  • Ensure buyers utilize system 100% & streamline repetitive processes.
  • Manage day to day relationship with the supplier e.g communication, feedback, query analysis and response to ensure ample support to business operations.
  • Liaise with buyers to effectively achieve visibility & transparency.
  • Undertake supplier rationalization, development and performance rating to ensure quality assurance including supplier database maintenance
  • Develop a list of pre-qualified suppliers annually with internal customer in order to efficiently meet business requirements
    as outlined in strategy.
  • Manage buyers to support expediting of goods, tracking, accurate delivery & physical documentation to ensure timely payment.
  • Evaluation of supplier performance against specified performance indicators and automation of the contracting process to ensure adherence to key contract milestones.
  • Develop periodical reviews for supplier assessment & monitor financial impact of supply.
    Review financial Impact per category to enable internal customer assessment against budget and provide direction.
  • Provide periodic reports on procurement KPI’s to various business stakeholders to ensure management visibility on delivery
  • Provide reports showing order processing, order fulfilment, open orders amongst others to drive customer satisfaction.
  • Management of the company disposal process to ensure the compliance to the company disposal policy.
  • Provide Cost of impact of disposal.
    Deliver saving through smart spend & financial management to support the business financial objectives.
  • Track savings as they occur to ensure trend is maintained and measured.

  • Degree in Business or relevant field
  • Graduate diploma in Supplies Management or equivalent from recognised institution
  • Supply chain practising certificate
  • 5 years of which 3 years should have been Airline procurement

    Additional Qualifications
  • Financial Analysis and Reporting
  • Computer literacy
  • Negotiation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Knowledge of tender procedures
  • Experience with airline operations

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 3rd April 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Airways - Procurement Manager - Jobs in Kenya

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