Supply Chain Manager at Armada

On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
JOB TITLE: Supply Chain Manager JOB CODE: SCM/H/131107
LOCATION:  Kenya CLOSING DATE:  Open Until Filled


  • Development of short term and long-term production plans for the company
  • Development of annual detailed production and distribution plans
  • Development of detailed procurement plans to meet the production requirement
  • Ensuring that long-term contracts are put in place to meet materials requirements
  • Regular review of plans and actual performance to ensure that there are no stock-outs
  • Quarterly review with all suppliers on delivery, cost, quality and corporate compliance
  • Manage relationships with Raw Material Suppliers
  • Regular review of Raw Materials Supply Contracts
  • Constant review of global prices for Raw Materials
  • Identify best supplier for raw Materials
  • Identify transporters for transfers and put agreements in place
  • Limit demurrage costs by ensuring full coordination of end user and sender
  • Prompt payments and actions for rapid clearance of goods
  • Detailed monthly demurrage map showing reasons for demurrage
  • Manage price variance to reflect savings
  • Manage freight costs to budget and allowed
  • Agree specifications with third-party suppliers before order placement.
  • Ascertain that standard specifications are set for purchased materials and services.
  • Put in place and update a standard list of stock and non-stock items and devise suitable codification and nomenclature.
  • Investigate all quality complaints and physically verify stock item and offer corrective and preventative action.
  • Ascertain Quality Control of stock being received by confirming that all stock items are inspected to specifications before they are accepted at the receiving section.
  • Ensures that all chemicals have material safety data sheets before purchase to comply with the set Environmental Management Systems and company Health and Safety requirements
  • Measure suppliers’ performance with regards, quality, and pricing and delivery reliability as per agreed parameters and KPIs.
  • Update price variance reports and share with stakeholder departments.
  • Produces periodic reports measuring raw supplier’s performance as per agreed KPIs.
  • Review performance of suppliers for recommending their continued use as the company’s suppliers.
  • From the company’s approved supplier list, generate a list of company’s preferred suppliers based on their prior performance
  • Communicate effectively to team members in particular and at the workplace in general.
  • Manage learning and personal development of team members.
  • Facilitate team dynamics


  • At least 7 years’ progressive career experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement/ Supply Chain Management
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline is highly desirable
  • Membership to a relevant professional body
  • Commercial Institute or equivalent
  • Computer literacy
  • English
  • General Financial awareness
  • Interpersonal skills,
  • Problem solving,
  • Good communication skills,
  • Honest
  • High level of responsibility
  • Efficient



Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on:  Supply Chain Manager

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