Posted 2 months ago

Job Purpose

The General Manager, Procurement & Logistics will be responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of procurement, inventory management and logistics. The role entails ensuring value to the Authority by making sure procurement is timely and based on value for money, quality, price and terms from suppliers that are fully compliant to all relevant public procurement regulations and guidelines, the Authority’s procurement policy, as well as consistent good commercial and professional practice.

  • Key Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Engaging and contributing to the development and review of the corporate and department strategy, policy and approach within the organization;
  2. Preparing and implementing the annual procurement plan to ensure that all procurement processes are undertaken in a systematic and structured way;
  3. Developing and ensuring implementation of inventory management systems in line with best practice;
  4. Ensuring development of reliable suppliers’ database based on set requirements;
  5. Ensuring development and implementation of disposal plans to facilitate timely, efficient identification, disposal of redundant and obsolete assets;
  6. Monitoring and evaluating contract management by users and report progress to facilitate timely decision making and timely implementation/completion of projects;
  7. Monitoring and coordinating the bidding process and evaluation of the supply chain function in line with Public Procurement and Disposal Act and applicable Regulations; and
  8. Taking Custody of divisional policies and processes and standard operating procedures manuals.
  • Key Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors degree in Supply Chain Management, Procurement & Logistics, Business Administration (Supply Chain Management Option), Law, Engineering, Social Science or a business related field from a recognized learning institution
  • A relevant Masters degree
  • Post graduate Diploma qualification in Supply Chain Management, Procurement & Logistics
  • Management training lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a reputable institution
  • Member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM), Chartered Institute of Procurement Supply (CIPS) or related professional body and in good standing
  • A valid practicing certificate/ license
  • Minimum of 12 years relevant working experience with at least 4 years in a senior management /leadership position with hands on experience
  • Working knowledge of and/or demonstrable ability to quickly absorb and understand global and local regulations pertaining to the operations of State Corporations.
  • Proficiency in IT with working experience gained in a highly automated ERP environment
  • Practical working knowledge and competence with Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) system and/or automated procurement system such SAP.
  • Skills and Competencies

Strategy execution, analytical, people management, coaching, problem solving & decision-making, prudence financial management, team work, good communication, interpersonal, risk management and leadership skills.

Application Criteria

The full details of the advertisement can be accessed onKAA Website under Careers Section for detailed job descriptions, requirements for appointment and instructions on how to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit the following clearance certificates as per the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010:

(i) Police Clearance Certificate from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations

(ii) Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

(iii) Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

(iv) Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)

(v) Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

The clearance certificates should be valid and current.

The self-declaration Form from EACC should indicate the respective position that is being applied for.

Only shortlisted and successful candidates shall be contacted. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to provide original National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates during the interview.

Submission of Applications

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications via electronic mail [email protected]  or in hard copy quoting the Job Reference on the Email title line or on the envelope to:.

Managing Director / CEO

Kenya Airports Authority

KAA Head Office, Airport North Road

P. O Box 19001-00501, Nairobi Kenya.

To be considered, your application must be received not later than Monday, 21st August, 2023 at 5.00pm East African Time addressed to the contact provided above.

KAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Persons with Disabilities, Minority & Marginalized Groups are encouraged to apply.

Canvasing in any form or failure to attach any of the stipulated documents shall lead to automatic disqualification.


  1. Candidates who had applied for the positions of General Manager, Marketing & Business Development as per the advertisement dated 23rd July, 2021 and the September, 2021 and are still interested are encouraged to re – apply.
  2. Candidates who had applied for the positions advertised internally on 8th March, 2023 and are still interested are encouraged to re – apply.
  3. All advertisements of 23rd July, 2021, 28th September, 2021 and 8th March, 2023 have been voided.

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