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Procurement Officer at Gulf African Bank

The genesis of Gulf African Bank (GAB) can be traced back to 2005, when a group of motivated Kenyans envisioned establishing an Islamic bank as an alternative to conventional banking in the country.

Reports To: Senior Manager, Procurement & Administration

Job Purpose: Responsible for efficient and effective procurement of goods, works and services essential for the Bank’s operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Enforce procurement compliance as per policy and the bank’s guidelines.
  • Device and implement effective sourcing strategies to discover the most profitable suppliers and initiate business partnerships.
  • Implement Spend Cost reduction and control measures (reported savings, value adds, new initiatives etc).
  • Ensure efficiency in the end-to-end procurement process: PR to RFQ to Summary Analysis to User Approval to PO issuance to Delivery & Acceptance and Supplier payments.
  • Lead the supplier appraisal, selection and onboarding process.
  • Effectively collaborate with demand owners/users for clarity and early influencing of specifications to meet the Bank’s objectives.
  • Participate in the end to end tenders and asset disposal management processes.
  • Negotiate with vendors to secure the highest value for money and most advantageous terms for the Bank, both commercial and non-commercial aspects.
  • Monitor, re-evaluate and coordinate renewal of existing contracts in line with performance metrics.
  • Conduct supplier performance evaluation and liaise with Users to close identified gaps.
  • Maintain an accurate and updated procurement database together with all related procurement transaction documentations.
  • Track and report periodic key performance metrics, dashboards and procurement reports to improve effectiveness
  • Conduct market intelligence for supply market awareness and related trends in order to assess the present and future item category availability, prices and related supply chain risks.
  • Provide other critical services such as administration requirements.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Required Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)  Qualifications  Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement / or a Business related area from a recognized University  Must have qualifications from CIPS (UK)  Must be a valid member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM)  ‘O’ level minimum grade of B+  Computer Literate (MS Office Suite)

Job Profile- Procurement Officer

Experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ progressive experience in procurement, preferably within the corporate sector.
  • Proven experience in working with ERP systems
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills

Personal Attributes, Knowledge & Skills Required

  •  Integrity driven person
  • Excellent Interpersonal Relations with internal and external customers
  • Commercial awareness & Good Analytical/ Quantitative Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Planning & Organisational skills
  • Accuracy with attention to details
  • Leadership & team player abilitie

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