4 Apr 2017

Procurement Manager Job in Kenya - Cytonn Investments

Closing Date: April 12th, 2017
Location: Nairobi

Cytonn Investments is an independent investment management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya
and D.C. Metro – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, local institutional investors and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region.

We currently have over Kshs. 74 billion of investments and projects under mandate, mainly in real estate.

The procurement Manager will be responsible for the procurement of products and services essential for the company’s operations.

He/She will strategize to find the most cost effective deals and suppliers.

The The procurement manager’s role is to discover the best ways to minimize our procurement expense so the company can invest in its growth and people

Job Responsibilities

  • To be the in-house procurement expert, providing advice and guidance to colleagues on all procurement matters and managing higher value procurement directly
  • To be responsible for the issuance, update and control of the company’s procurement policy and procedures
  • To be responsible for the formulation of procurement strategies
  • Deliver and monitor compelling analysis and insights that inform management of the results of the company’s procurement activities to inform strategic decision making
  • Provide input into the business planning and budgeting process
  • Carry out forward planning of procurement activity including reviewing tender events schedules
  • Proactively build, develop and maintain valuable relationships with key stakeholders, across businesses and geographies, and with the wider supply chain services team
  • Develop effective supplier relationships and ensure implementation of effective supplier management practices in conjuction with contract management and business, according to best practice and in a cost effective manner
  • Development of robust and appropriate contracts including liasion with specialist across businesses to ensure compliance to contract management and group policies
  • Development of robust and appropriate contracts including liasion with specialist across businesses to ensure compliance to contract management and group policies
  • Clearly define the supply chain in coordination with the cross-functional project team and aligning the team with the various procurement strategies to be executed
  • Getting involved early within the project at the proposal stage, to drive material cost optimization and establishing project material budgets
  • Creating and maintaining project procurement plans, assuring superior supply chain execution throughout the entire project, documenting and communicating the supply chain strategy to cross functional project teams
  • Implementing professional sourcing processs and coordinating procurement activities to deliver optimized material /service cost and ensure supply base meets the project’s cost, delivery and quality requirement and proactively driving procurement strategies in the project process- pooling, bundling, designing to cost etc
  • Understanding the scope of supply and customer contract agreements, performing risk analysis and preparing for negotiations with suppliers and identifying supply chain risks and monitoring the market forces related to supply chain during the project execution to avoid potential issues/risks
  • Present overall supply chain status to Management within organization, including status of Engineering release, RFQ status, Purchase Order Status
  • Managing resources within supply chain to cover workload peaks during project ramp ups in collaboration with the Project Manager
  • Where applicable be responsible for inventory management
  • Any other duty as may be asigned from time to time


  • Relevant university degree and CIPS qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Procurement
  • Member of a relevant professional body
  • Knowledge in sourcing techniques and market understanding
  • Strong negotiations and networking abilities
  • Aptitude in decision making and working with numbers
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge in clearing and forwarding and overseas procurement
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge in ERP application software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

How to Apply
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