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5 Dec 2018

Full-Time Procurement And Supply Chain Jobs

Standard Group – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Job Description

Procurement and Supply Chain Manager at Standard Group

Job Summary

The Standard Group PLC comprises of The Standard newspapers, The Nairobian, KTN, KTN News, Radio Maisha, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. As part of strengthening our operations we are looking for smart, creative, self-driven and ambitious individual to join our Finance team in the capacity of Procurement and Supply Chain Manager.

Role Profile
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Chief Finance Officer, the Procurement and Supply Chain Manager will take a leadership role in executing effective and efficient procurement and supply chain services in Standard Group Plc ensuring values and competencies in maintaining transparency, integrity and compliance with established rules and regulations.


  • Ability to lead procurement processes using specific procurement methods and to analyze procurement and supply chain service requirements
  • Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Ability to promote integrity and business ethics; demonstrate mature judgment, trust and open communication; ability to ensure effective team work,collaborative behavior and team spirit
  • Ability to develop collaborative and harmonious relationship with external partners and clients at the senior level.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills to persuade and influence others
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work schedules

Experience and Qualifications 

  • University degree in a Business-related field is required. A Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • At least 6 years’ experience in the delivery and management of procurement and supply chain services and logistics 3 of which should be as head of procurement and supply chain
  • CIPS certification is a requirement


  • Manage the entire process in the planning of procurement and supply chain activities, inventory control, logistics and distribution, ensuring effectively functioning processes to avoid costly delays and lost opportunities
  • Ensure effective lines of communication between the Divisional heads, Heads of department, Managers and the procurement team to ensure priority requirements, timely delivery of goods, works and services using the most appropriate procurement procedures
  • Be responsible for introducing process improvements in the supply chain and identify new vendors/suppliers without jeopardizing quality and service delivery
  • Manage relationships with vendors, suppliers and contractors that facilitate smooth flow of services to The Standard Group Plc
  • Ensure effective use of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Procurement, control of workflows, continuous business processes monitoring and elaboration of improvements in systems and processes
  • Manage and monitor all transactional procurement including tendering processes, evaluation, contracting, contract management, legal considerations and payment conditions, contractors, performance evaluation and risk assessment
  • Implement strategic procurement including sourcing strategy, supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management and performance measurement
  • Develop and implement systems for internal control that would ensure compliance with contractual terms and conditions in collaboration with Divisional directors, Heads of departments and legal and Finance teams
  • Negotiate contract terms with bid winners and the selected contractors in the best manner achieving the best interest of The Standard Group Plc, its clients and beneficiaries
  • Organize and deliver trainings for procurement and supply chain team on procurement, supply chain, logistics, assets management and synthesize lessons learned and best practices
  • Ensure regular submission of procurement activity reports, logistics and assets reports to management
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with standard reporting requirements and audits
  • Manage the entire Procurement Office and coordinate with respective practitioners

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Job Categories: Procurement. Job Types: Full-Time.


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