Purchasing Manager Jobs in Kenya

Purchasing Manager Jobs in Kenya

Main Functions

  • To participate and contribute in the production planning and profitable functioning of the company,

  • To be responsible for purchase of total raw materials for the company and ensure quality and advantageous prices to all factories in Kenya.

  • To coordinate the activities of Purchasing and Material Management of all Units and proper planning of materials to drive in cost effectiveness.

  • To be responsible for building up a good management team in the Purchasing Department, practicing highest ethical standards.

    Departmental Control

  • To control Inventory of raw materials within estimates.

  • To maximize centralized cost improvement initiatives and control to bring in savings continuously.

  • To assess and report weekly.

  • Standard procedures in Purchasing functions are to be established in all sections. To review adherence to standards weekly.

    Duties and Responsibilities


  • To coordinate bulk buying of all major, common items for all units and Sandak such as PVC materials, Textiles, Rubber, Rubber Chemicals, Tannery Chemicals, PVC Leather Cloth and Packaging Material.

  • To assist purchasing organization to ensure regular supply at the right quantity, at the right quality, at the right time and at the most economical price and terms.


  • To coordinate and monitor the activities of clearing and forwarding.

  • To standardize the administration and procedures of Buying Departments and to ensure proper physical inventories and orderly stock keeping.

  • To coordinate placing of orders and recalling of materials so as to maintain stock level as planned in the Financial Plan.

    Management Tools

  • Operational Plan

  • Profit and Loss Statement

  • Seasonal Estimate

  • Review of Buying Prices

  • Buying Manual

  • Recalling by freeze

  • Material: Minimum Quality

  • Stock Cards

  • Quotation Cards

  • Departmental Estimates

  • Dead Stock File

  • 8 Weeks Planning

  • Customs Tariffs and Regulation

  • Consumption of materials

  • Production Guide

  • Profit & Loss Accounting

  • Monthly Purchasing Review

    Extent of Authorities

  • To negotiate prices, finalise and approve contracts / terms for company for buying materials,, auxiliary items including imports. (Approval of Managing Director as per Authority Chart where applicable)

  • To negotiate contracts and approve orders for major materials including all imports and secure them at good quality and competitive prices.

  • To monitor financial commitment for suppliers.

    Internal Relationships

  • Work with the Financial Officer to see that there is a smooth running of Customer A/c and any grievances.

  • To be an active contributor to product Development towards creation of shoe-line, Cost effective new materials, imports substitution.

  • To work in close cooperation with the Production Manager in cross Functional Areas.

    Standard of Performance

  • Profitability of the Company.

  • Purchasing Department adding value to products.

  • High morale and ethical standards of Purchasing Team.

    How to Apply

  • Email your application letter accompanied with a copy of the National Identity Card/Passport, current detailed CV in PDF format clearly indicating your current position, scanned copies of academic and professional testimonials, current and expected remuneration to the following email address:

  • recruitment@eaglehr.co.ke on or before close of business on Friday 13th May 2022.

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