Equity Bank Kenya – Head Of Supply Chain Management

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Job Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

 Supply Chain Management Leadership

  • Reviewing the procurement & logistics strategy and process, adopting the appropriate organization, procedures and tools that guarantee and improve performance.
  • Develop and manage the procurement department including setting targets and monitoring performance.
  • Implementation of the Procurement & Logistics Strategy across the company to deliver target benefits and financial savings including approving each category manager’s purchase category strategy and savings plans
  • Engage support and agreement for the strategy from key stakeholders so that implementation and compliance are optimal;
  • promote the effective management of suppliers to sustain value throughout the life of the contract
  • Establish new processes and systems for effective procurement and logistics management across the company; develop and implement an e-Procurement vision.

 Supplier Performance Management

  • Responsible for supplier performance evaluation and monitoring
  • Provide support to business functions in managing the contract execution and ensuring compliance with contractual SLA and KPI’s
  • Manage supplier dispute resolutions
  • Manage the supplier satisfaction survey process

  Contract Negotiation & Management

  •  Plans procurement strategies and conducts negotiations
  • Negotiates agreements to support total business requirements rather than focusing on lowest-price options
  • Engages and collaborates with Legal department appropriately for contract database management.
  • Creates various types of contracts or agreements that can be used to accomplish the bank’s commercial & technical goals
  • Develops standard form contracts for local contracts

 Warehouse & Inventory Management

  • Reviewing and improving the logistics processes, selecting and adopting appropriate tools that guarantee improved performance.
  • Managing the interface between the business (internal stakeholders) and the logistic service provider
  • Ensuring the SLA between the internal customers and the logistic supplier as per the process description, guaranteeing delivery as per the delivery orders.
  • Cooperating with the Sourcing department in order to insure a constant goods traceability from PO to Warehouse delivery
  •  Inventory level optimization with the concerned departments for working capital reduction
  • To keep track of loan material / returnable material / faulty material Inventory control,
  • Ensuring availability of Material through best-practice inventory management implementation
  • Warehouses space utilization optimization
  • Contract management with warehousing service provider and ensuring adherence to SLAs and KPIs
  • ERP update and month end closure
  • Complete compliance to all processes
  • Security of Material and warehouse

    Logistics & Asset Management

  • Delivery of all Capex and Opex related Items
  • Arrangement of inbound and outbound (where required)
  • Repair, Return and Insurance of items Kitting, De-kitting and bundling of items
  • Manage and coordinate custom clearance of imported consignments.
  • Value Engineering and Leverage economies of scale for buying by clubbing requirement (e.g. shipment consolidation)
  • Monitoring & reviews of all critical activities
  • Logistics Planning and Cost Control Asset tracking, utilization and disposal

  Supplier Relationship Management

  • Payment processing for warehousing service providers, transporters & customs clearing agents to ensure timely payment to vendors.
  • Effective follow up & liaison with vendors for timely availability of material
  • Ensuring timely feedback/ response to Queries
  • Closely coordinating between End user and Vendor

   Budgeting & Reporting

  • Develop a savings reporting mechanism with Finance which is understood and accepted by the user departments.
  • Produce regular reports on performance by Procurement & Logistics department and provide comprehensive management information and in-depth analysis when requested including spend analysis, savings secured and potential savings – for forecast and budgets
  • Develop and execute annual departmental cost optimization targets for the annual Budget process;
  • Reporting weekly KPIs on the Logistics inbound, outbound activity

   People Development

  •  Ensuring that the Procurement & Logistics team receives the motivation, training and development, coaching and   guidance to enable them to keep abreast of latest developments and achieve their maximum contribution.

Essential Knowledge

  • Proven skills and experience in Supply Chain Management
  • Extensive experience in Procurement, Warehouse, Logistics and supply chain management, managing 3rd party service providers is a must.
  • Excellent knowledge of procurement systems or ERP and Microsoft Office is necessary

Key Critical Competencies

  • High level of integrity
  • Proactive and self-driven
  • Emphasis on personal growth and development
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • A positive, “can do” attitude
  • Customer focused
  • Business strategy awareness
  • Negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills
  • Teamwork skills and the ability to lead and motivate others


  • Academic requirement – University Degree with MBA as an added advantage.
  • Professional qualification (e.g. CIPS) is an added advantage
  • Length of minimum Procurement & Logistics experience – 10 years’ experience
  • Length of minimum management experience – 5 Years





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