Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) – Business Development Manager (Re-Advertisement).

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The Kenya Institute of Supplies Management is a corporate body established through an Act of Parliament, the “Supplies Practitioners Management Act (SPMA), 2007”. KISM is mandated to make provision for the training, registration and licensing of supplies practitioners; to regulate their practice and for connected purposes. The Institute serves as the National body for Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals in the private and public sectors in Kenya.

The KISM Council is seeking to recruit a hands-on, dynamic, and knowledgeable and performance-oriented person to fill the position of BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Ref. BDM-001/2022.

Description of this Vacancy and Requirements is outlined here below.

Department: Business Development

Reporting To: Chief Executive Officer

Job Summary:

The Business Development Manager is responsible for innovatively running, growing, and transforming the business of the organization through asset creation, customer service integration as a sustainable enterprise ran on a well-managed efficiency. The role is concerned with improving and growing the Institute business, by establishing and developing relationships with members, stakeholders and other partners.


  • Provide leadership in the development and execution of the Institute’s strategy on Business Development.
  • Plan and oversee new marketing initiatives.
  • Research organizations and individuals to find new opportunities. Increase the value of current customers while attracting new ones. Find and develop new markets and improving sales.
  • Develop quotes and proposals for clients.
  • Develop goals for the development team and business growth and ensuring they are met. Train personnel and help team members develop their skills
  • Identify, develop and actualize fundable concepts with capacity to improve the organization’s capital base [human, asset, service delivery].
  • Perform any other functions connected therewith or incidental thereto.


  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related field.
  • Professional certification in business, marketing or related field Member of a professional body in good standing
  • Proficiency in Ms Office


  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ relevant working experience, four (4) years of which should be at management level, in a reputable organization
  • Five (5) years experience in a leadership role
  • Experience in sales, marketing or related field.


Leadership, planning and organising, skills Lives the institute values

Action Oriented: Enjoys working hard. Demonstrates energy & drive for things seen as challenging. Is not fearful of taking action & seizes more opportunities than others

Relationship Building/Teamwork: Establishes rapport easily. Develops long term relationships based on mutual trust & confidence. Builds & maintains effective working relationships with peers, team members & others. Works in a collaborative way with others.

Initiative: Proactively asserts influence over events to achieve goals. Demonstrates a readiness to generate ideas & solutions. Is self-starting & takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required.

Operating Environment Awareness: Understands how the business works. Is knowledgeable about current policies, practices, trends & information affecting the organisation. Is aware of competitor activities & approach

Strong communication skills and IT fluency.

Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task.

Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle uncertainty.

In addition to the professional qualifications, successful candidates will be required to meet the expectations of Chapter 6 on Leadership and Integrity and possess;

  1. Valid certificate of Good conduct
  2. Clearance certificate from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  3. Certificate of compliance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  4. A valid Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Tax Compliance clearance A valid certificate of clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau A relevant identification document
  5. Valid Membership Certificate from relevant Professional body

All Application letters indicating the role and reference number, together with Curriculum Vitae and relevant certificates should be sent online in PDF format addressed to the CEO KISM, to reach him not later than Thursday, 12th May 2022.

All applicants will also be required (MANDATORY) to submit a filed KISM Job Application Form (Google Form) in addition to sending the application letter and certifications. The template form (Google Form) can be accessed using this link

KISM is an equal opportunity employer and qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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