Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB) – Assistant Supply Chain Manager.

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Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB is the leading publishing house in Kenya and is home to some of the world’s top authors, researchers and experts in book publishing and printing. KLB prides itself in providing high quality publishing and printing solutions that are unmatched in the country.

The Bureau is looking for highly competent; results oriented and dedicated individuals of high integrity to fill the following position:

Assistant Supply Chain Manager

JOB LEVEL 4: Job Ref HR – Job Ref HR ASCM-4-2021 (1POST)

Reports to: Managing Director

Job Purpose

The job holder is responsible for facilitation of efficient and timely acquisition of goods, services and works for the Bureau.


At the Procurement office, the officer shall:

(i) Advise the accounting officer on all procurement related matters

(ii) Plan and implement the overall supply chain strategy

(iii) Develop and implement the procurement budgets

(iv) Prepare consolidated procurement and disposal plans for the Bureau for decision making and implementation;

(v) Conduct product research and market survey to get value for money

(vi) Ensure strategic resourcing as stipulated by law and conduct supplier evaluation and selection.

(vii) Coordinate contract negotiation and management

(viii) Ensure procurement process optimization.

(ix) Develop and implement frameworks for stores inventory and management

(x) Conduct Risk and compliance management for supply chain management

(xi) Comply with the statutory and regulatory requirements and submit the requisite reports to relevant government bodies;

(xii) Manage and supervise staff within the supply chain department

(xiii) Working proactively with various departments to realize efficiencies and manage expectations.


(i) Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from recognised institution or relevant field.

(ii) Masters in Supply Chain Management is an added advantage.

(iii) Higher National Diploma or Diploma in Supply Chain Management or a relevant field from a recognised institution.

(iv) Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience with at least four (4) years at senior management/leadership position.

(v) Membership to Kenya Institute of Supplies Management or relevant body in good standing.

(vi) Possess a valid practicing certificate.


Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send applications clearly indicating the job title and reference number of the position, enclose a comprehensive CV stating your current position, photocopies of relevant certificates and testimonials as well as names and contacts (telephone and e-mail address) of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience. Include your day and evening telephone numbers and your contact email address.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including; Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations; Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board; Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority; Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

How to Apply

Visit KLB Website on http://www.klb.co.ke and send your ON-LINE APPLICATION addressed to

The Managing Director

Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB)

Bellevue Area

Popo Road, Off Mombasa Road

P.O. Box 30022 – 00100 GPO


Only online Applications are being accepted on the KLB Online Job Application portal.

Kenya Literature Bureau is an equal opportunity employer. Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applications should reach us on or before 4th January 2022.




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