Supply Chain Manager Job. Utalii College

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Division: Supply Chain


Reports To: Principal

Terms of Service: Permanent


  • Planning and reviewing the College annual procurement and disposal of assets for the purpose of monitoring and maintaining procurement records
  • Leading negotiations for major purchases and contracts to ensure the institution achieves value for money spent during procurement
  • Initiating market surveys in order to compare quality and prices of various items, thereby ensuring the prices quoted by contractors is reasonable
  • Monitoring the disposal process done by the supply chain division, to ensure adherence to the procurement laws.
  • Advising the Accounting Officer in matters relating to supply chain approvals when need arises
  • Monitoring the supply chain performance through the Electronic Resource Planning (ERP) system to ensure adherence to the public procurement and assets disposal regulations
  • Initiating and facilitating procurement processes to ensure timely delivery of quality goods, works and services for the smooth running of the operations of the institution
  • Writing professional opinions on a daily basis in line with the Technical Evaluation Committee Reports to advise the Accounting Officer
  • Approving Local Purchase Orders for daily supplies in the College and Hotel, while ensuring stock levels are maintained in the stores for operations continuity
  • Acting as the secretary to the Technical Evaluation Committee for the purpose of advising on matters relating to procurement.
  • Controlling purchases of goods and services to ensure they are within the procurement plans and financial budgets
  • Implementing cost effective stock holding levels to spearhead cost reduction in procurement initiatives in all departments in the institution
  • Providing leadership to ensure efficient and effective management of staff and resources in the supply chain division
  • Advising user departments on possible cost cutting measures to prevent over expenditure on inventory


  • Master’s degree in supply chain management, Business Administration or any other relevant degree from a recognized
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or its equivalent
  • Experience of not less than six (6) years, two (2) of which must be at senior management positions
  • Attended a Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution
  • A professional qualification in supply chain management
  • A member of Kenya Institute of Suppliers Management (KISM)
  • Meets the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
  • Demonstrated results in work performance

How to Apply

Applicants must comply with the following and provide clearance certificates from:

  • Directorate of Criminal Investigations ( Certificate of Good Conduct)
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) – Tax Compliance
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit their application letter, copies of professional certificates, testimonials and clearance certificates should be sent under confidential cover and with the envelope clearly marked as per the position applied for: KUC/(position)/2019 not later than 24th May, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. to:

Principal & Chief Executive Officer

Kenya Utalii College

P.O. Box 31052-00600


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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