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Procurement Manager

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Transportation, logistics, driving
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

The Procurement Manager will be responsible for procuring all inventory, supplies, services and capital goods for the company including negotiating prices, delivery and credit terms. This role is responsible for evaluating vendors in collaboration with the Production Manager, determining the most cost-effective inventory and reorder levels, and ensuring that adequate controls are in place to achieve transparency in procurement policies. One of the key functions of this position is to advise senior management on effective strategies for purchasing materials, services and supplies, including establishing and improving procurement procedures and advising on reporting systems.


• Manage the entire procurement process from sourcing to purchase and delivery of manufacturing components, spare parts, and maintenance equipment
• Create risk management strategies for supply contracts, screen and pre-qualify vendors, including vendor interviews

• Designing and improving the KOKO procurement process, including high standards of transparency
• Finalise purchase details of orders and deliveries including determining quantity and timing of deliveries
• Collaborate with key departments, to ensure clarity of the specifications in close consideration of the organization’s needs
• Anticipate unfavourable events, through analysis of data and prepare mitigation strategies including forecasting upcoming demand and lead times
• Contract management, including risk analysis and renegotiation of terms, and evaluating supplier performance including negotiating with external vendors
• Collaborate with the Technical Department to review technical specifications for raw materials, components, equipment or buildings
• Maintain and review records of purchases and items taken into stock
• Develop a procurement budget, and manage spend within it in guided by the organization’s procurement processes, including compliance with company authority levels and processes

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Transportation, logistics, driving
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Risk management; Budgeting, financial planning; Financial analysis; Contractual negotiations; Supply and demand planning; Procurement
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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KOKO Networks Ltd

Computers, software development and servicesCompany size: 50-100 people

KOKO Networks is a venture-backed startup that is building a unique urban B2C technology platform for emerging markets, with an initial focus on Kenya and plans for rapid pan-African rollout. KOKO’s core business leverages existing downstream oil infrastructure to deliver a proven and profitable new liquid cooking fuel in Africa’s largest cities. Our platform is based on a network of agents, local entrepreneurs who host our hardware, make sales for us, and serve as the primary customer touch-point. KOKO is in the process of technology and market development with offices in Nairobi, Kampala and Pune.

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