Kenya Pipeline Company General Manager (Supply Chain) Job Vacancy

Oct 4, 2016

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Limited is a State Corporation established under the Companies Act (CAP 486) of the Laws of Kenya to provide efficient, reliable, safe and cost effective means of transporting quality oil and gas from source to the customer.
Pursuant to this objective, the Company is seeking to recruit a highly motivated visionary, dynamic and results oriented candidate to fill the undermentioned position:

General Manager (Supply Chain)

JG 2
1 Post 
Ref No: KPC/ADVT/32/2016
Reporting to the Managing Director, the role is responsible for procuring goods, works and services at the right time, of the right quality and quantity, at the right price, and from right sources for KPC to get value for money, and thus enhance shareholder’s value.
Key Responsibilities
The role is divided between strategic orientation and operational execution as required. Other responsibilities include;
  • Maintaining and updating standing lists or pre-qualified suppliers and liaise with PPOA in respect of PPOA’s register of suppliers and procuring agents;
  • Managing the preparation, publication and distribution of Request for Proposals (RFP), Tenders, Pre-qualification and Expression of Interest (EOI) documents;
  • Coordinating receipt and opening of tender documents;
  • Maintaining , safeguard and archive procurement and disposal documents and records;
  • Submitting lists of pre-qualified suppliers and tendered documents to the CEO for approval;
  • Managing evaluation of tenders, quotations and proposals;
  • Recommending negotiation teams for appointment by MD;
  • Reviewing, approving and publish notices of award and tender acceptance; review and approve contract documents as per award decision;
  • Reviewing, approving and issuing rejection and debriefing letters;
  • Reviewing and approving contract variations and modifications to procurement documents;
  • Providing information for any petition or investigation to debar suppliers or any investigation under review procedures;
  • Liaising with PPOA and other bodies on procurement matters;
  • Submitting to PPOA reports required under the law;
  • Monitoring contract management by user departments to ensure implementation in accordance with terms and conditions of the contracts;
  • Reporting any significant departure from terms and conditions of contract to MD;
  • Approving consolidated procurement and disposal plans;
  • Approving aggregation of procurement to promote economies of scale;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the supply chain function;
  • Conducting periodic and annual stock takes;
  • Certifying supplier invoices and payment vouchers;
  • Approving extension of tender validity periods;
  • Any other duties relevant to the function.
Key Qualifications and Experience
To be appointed to this role, the successful candidate must be a Kenyan citizen and have;
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Supply & Logistics, Procurement or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Be a holder of a CIPS Graduate Diploma
  • Minimum of twelve (12) years relevant experience 5 (five) of which should be at senior level in a large and busy organization.
  • Be a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply
Key Competencies and Skills
The role requires an experienced and strong business leader with the necessary capabilities to ensure the successful delivery its requirements and deliver sustainable business value. 

These include;
  • Good knowledge of purchasing and supply chain principles
  • Extensive knowledge of demand forecasting, supply chain planning and inventory management
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to create and manage high performing teams
  • Ability to critically assess the department’s performance and set improvement plans
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • A strategic thinker with an eye for detail
  • In depth understanding of relevant legislation and statutory requirements
Other Competences
  • Strong leadership skills including effective interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiation skills and the ability to relate to people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • In depth knowledge of Procurement Rules and Regulations
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Knowledge of SAP, Excel and other relevant Supply Chain Planning Tools
Terms of Service and Remuneration

These appointments will be on a three year (3) contract terms renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.

Application Requirements

NB: Candidates interested in these positions are expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application copies of the following certificates;
  1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal investigations
  2. Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  3. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  4. Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)
  5. Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Suitably qualified candidates should apply in confidence to the address below enclosing CVs with full details of education background, professional qualifications, and attach copies of certificates and relevant testimonials.

Applications may be deposited at our Head Office, Kenpipe Plaza, Ground floor in the APPLICATION BOX or posted to:

The Managing Director
Kenya Pipeline Company Limited
P.O. Box 73442, 00200

All applications should be received not later than Friday, 14th October, 2016.

Kenya Pipeline Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Women and Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


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