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  • Posted: Dec 23, 2020
    Deadline: Jan 6, 2021
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    Procurement Manager, Medical and Non-Medical

    Job Description/Requirements

    REF: TNH/HRD/PMM /12/20

    Reporting to the Director Supply Chain & Distribution, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the Hospital’s sourcing, tendering and purchasing activities to ensure efficiency, cost effectiveness and value for money in line with the Hospital’s objectives.


    • Manage the procurement process, including the tendering process, evaluation of bids and award of tenders in line with the hospital’s policies, procedures and guidelines;
    • Develop the hospital’s annual procurement plan and budget;
    • Provide advisory services to user departments on the procurement process to ensure clarity of expectations and to develop specifications;
    • Prepare tender documents including tender announcement, terms of reference and tender evaluation criteria etc.
    • Receive tenders bids on behalf of the Tender Committee.
    • Coordinate the tendering process including supplier pre-qualification, selection, contracting, request for proposals and tender award processes in a timely and transparent manner and make recommendations based on commercial and technical factors;
    • Issue notification letters to bidders on the outcome of tender/ quotation bids for contracts;
    • Analyse purchase cost versus market price of procured goods and services and maintain updated records on the same;
    • Forecast price trends and their impact on the Hospital’s procurement strategies and write reports on the same.
    • Ensure suppliers are aware of Hospital’s procurement policies and procedures as well as objectives;
    • Maintain records of contract files of third party providers such as suppliers’ qualifications, delivery times, potential development and products;
    • Undertake sourcing and ensure timely delivery of materials, services and/or equipment in line with requirements of user departments;
    • Develop and implement sourcing strategies for spend management, supplier development and management, category buying, contracts, vendor managed inventory and rating processes amongst others;
    • Ensure timely reporting by user departments on utilization of goods purchased in line with established procedures;
    • Contribute to lead-time reduction and demand management initiatives to optimize inventory levels;
    • Ensure cost-effectiveness, quality and timely procurement and delivery of all supplies and services to ensure value for money;
    • Coordinate preparation of contracts and ensure all contract renewals and reviews are done on time;
    • Prepare periodic financial, inventory and other procurement reports;
    • Identify, deploy and motivate the procurement team including performance appraisal, identification of training needs, mentorship and coaching as well as leave and absence management in line with the hospital’s people agenda; and
    • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned to the job holder by the supervisor from time to time.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Procurement or any other related field from a recognized institution.
    • Full professional qualification in Purchasing and Supplies Management.
    • Must be a Professional Member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management with a valid practicing license.
    • Minimum of 8 years’ procurement experience in a large establishment with 5 years at management level.


    • Experience in tender preparation and evaluation.
    • Procurement planning skills.
    • Thorough understanding of procurement laws and procedures.
    • Skills in developing Service Level Agreements.
    • Knowledge and experience in demand and supply system and best procurement practices.
    • Knowledge and effective application of all procurement and relevant hospital policies, processes, procedures and guidelines to consistently achieve required compliance standards or benchmarks.
    • Ability to lead, influence and drive change initiatives in support of business strategies within the department/unit.
    • Strong leadership and skills to foster teamwork; develop and motivate staff, resolve conflicts as well as ability to provide direction, guidance, momentum and vision in order to achieve organizational objectives.
    • Demonstrated business acumen – able to create strategy and actions that impact business success.
    • Strong communication and presentation skills including ability to develop proposals, concept papers, position papers as well as write reports and prepare relevant publications.
    • High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity.
    • Must be a self-starter, highly organized, and able to work well with people at all levels in the organization.
    • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Analytical and creative thinking skills.
    • Strong persuasion and negotiation skills

    Method of Application

    If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send us your application (cover letter & CV/Resume) quoting the job reference number, your current remuneration, testimonials and full contact details of 3 referees, to reach the undersigned not later than 6th January 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We shall ONLY accept ONLINE applications and contact SHORTLISTED candidates.


    • Candidates invited for interviews will be required to present both originals and clear copies (where applicable) of the following documents:
    • National I.D.
    • KRA PIN Certificate
    • Current Colored Passport Photo
    • NSSF Card
    • NHIF Card
    • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct
    • Academic and Professional Certificates
    • Certificates of Service from previous employers

    Director Human Resources & Operations           

    The Nairobi Hospital

    P.O. Box 30026 – 00100



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