Operations Manager Jobs in Kisumu, Kenya – Wells Oil Limited

Operations Manager Jobs in Kisumu, Kenya – Wells Oil Limited

  • Wells Oil Ltd is a company based in Western Kenya Region (HQ in Kisumu) with a distinguished record of business success in the energy sector particularly in the distribution and retail of petroleum, lubricants and LPG.

  • We seek to recruit a hands-on and result-oriented individual for the above position.



  • Assist in developing or updating standard operating procedures for departments supervised.

  • Ensure teams/depts follows standard operating procedures for all operational functions.

  • Help promote a company culture that encourages top performance and high morale.

  • Create, implement, and revise annual budget for departments supervised.

  • Monitor and control expense according to allotted budget.

  • Identify and address problems and opportunities within the depts. supervised.

  • Support team/depts communication with the management by acting as a link.


  • Ensure compliance to policies/procedures and strategic decisions.

  • Manage and direct team members to achieve department targets/objectives.

  • Support operational risk assessment for the purpose of preventive maintenance for logistics and ICT department.

  • Supervise and evaluate all transportation operations, analyze costs and processes and recommend appropriate actions.

  • Appraise and evaluate reportees from time to time in liaison with HR dept. and provide performance feedback

  • Provide inspired leadership through occasional meetings with teams to deliberate on issues, concerns, updates etc.

  • Ensure reportees send reports within the required timelines.

    Procurement Oversight

  • Negotiate with external vendors/suppliers to secure advantageous terms.

  • Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services.

  • Initiate agreements with suppliers and evaluate existing to negotiate for better contract terms.

  • Track and report key functional costs to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.

  • Control spending and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.

  • Guide purchasing personnel through
    the process of evaluating suppliers.

  • Monitor company purchases, deliveries and spending to determine if goods are defective or not meeting performance demands specifically for logistics and ICT dept.

  • Review current processes for procurement and make recommendations where appropriate.

  • Provide periodic reporting for management on purchasing, controls and processes.

    Required Qualifications and Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree in operations management, business administration, or related field.

  • 5 years’ proven experience in an operations management position.

  • Highly Organized, Excellent Planning and Organization Skills, Good time manager, Excellent Communication Skills-both written and verbal, Leadership Skills, Good negotiator, Team player;

  • Strong Problem-Solving Skills;

  • Analytical and Attention to Detail;

  • Result oriented, Reporting Skills.

    How to Apply

  • If you meet the above requirements send your application (indicate your pay expectation) and detailed CV only to;

    The Group Human Resource & Admin. Manager,
    Wells Oil Ltd,
    P.O Box 3936 40100

  • OR Email – hrrecruitment@wellsoil.com (Subject –Operations Manager)

  • Application deadline: 20 th June 2020

  • We always endeavor to make contact with all our applicants, but unfortunately high volumes of applications make this unrealistic.

  • If you do not hear from us within two weeks after the application deadline, kindly acknowledge that your application was not successful on this occasion but may be considered in future.

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