Procurement & Logistics Manager

Our client is a leading animal health company in East and Central Africa since 1906; The Company has delivered high quality products and solutions for livestock farming that is unparalleled in the region. Our client is a principal supplier of tried, tested and trusted brands in animal health and crop farming sectors, all developed with the key objectives of increasing production and productivity on the farms. The quality of their Brands that make up the range of high quality products and solutions is unparalled in the region.
Are you a process oriented professional who is confident, ambitious, resourceful and imaginative with the desire to challenge yourself? Are you interested in being part of a team focused towards transforming livestock farming in Kenya and beyond the East African region? If so, then this is the job you are looking for.
Our client would like to fill the position of a Procurement & Logistics Manager.

Purpose Statement of the Position
The jobholder manages procurement, logistics & inventory optimally to maximise profit as aligned to corporate strategy.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Participate in formulation of the company’s Supply Chain strategy and annual budget.
• To ensure supply of materials and products according to Sales & Operations Plan.
• Spearhead strategic relationships with all suppliers.
• To negotiate and optimally manage all outsourced logistics contracts (clearing & forwarding, in-bound transport and out-bound distribution)
• Ensure proper management of inventory, in line with cGMP.
• Maintain optimal inventory levels to meet demand.
• Manage the Procurement and Warehouse teams (recruitment, appraisal, skills gap and training, career development & leave planning).
• Develop alternate material sources to ensure optimal quality and pricing.
• Ensure procurement processes are compliant with regulatory requirements and internal policies.

Key Outputs
• Product Cost
• Product Availability
• Inventory Level
• Customer Service (On time In Full)
• Department operating costs
• HR Management
• Implementation of objectives
• Up-to-date contracts
• Procurement process compliance

Minimum Requirement
• A minimum of a Degree in Procurement, Purchasing & Supply, Logistics & Distribution, Supply Chain or its equivalent.
• Professional qualification in CIP are highly desirable.
• At least 3 years’ experience in a procurement & logistics role involving import and export, preferably in a manufacturing concern highly desirable.
• Basic financial management skills will be an added advantage.
• IT proficiency with ERP working experience.
• Valid driving license BCE.

Competencies and Skills required

• Excellent Communication skills
• Good Numeracy & Analytical skills
• Good negotiation skills
• Excellent Planning and Organizational skills.
• Ability to manage people
• Continuous Learning
• Good Decision Making Skills


This vacancy is a full time position.

Educational Level
Bachelor / Graduate
Kshs.100, 0000 Gross