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Supply Chain Head

Ashut Engineers Ltd Nairobi


Department: Supply Chain

Reporting to: Operations Manager

Interface with: All departments

Job Purpose

Responsible for overseeing and managing company's end to end Supply Chain function to maximize process efficiency while improving and sustaining company OTIF.

The ideal candidate should be fully experienced in end to end Supply chain i.e. Purchasing, Logistics and Imports, Demand and Supply planning, Warehouse Management and Dispatch with a vision to grow in overall company Operations Management.


Primary Responsibilities

Production Planning;

  • Evaluate current production processes and recommend improvements where necessary to Production planning team.
  • Oversee production planning and management activities within the organization.
  • Develop production plan, budget and timelines according to production specifications.
  • Optimize operational resources while executing cost reductions and inventory controls.
  • Assist in new product development and enhancements.
  • Determine equipment, materials and manpower required to complete production.
  • Closely work with production team to monitor production and its related costs


Warehouse Management;

  • Overall Management of Warehouse Operations, including Stocks Management, both Raw Material, Consumable and Finished Goods Stores
  • Planning and maintaining optimum inventory levels to reduce capital deployed.
  • Execute demand flow verification processes, engage in short- and long-term planning and conduct inventory analysis for warehouse utilization and manufacturing coordination.
  • Effective team and cost management.


Procurement and Logistics;

  • Oversee and supervise all Procurement activities.
  • Forecast demand to ensure availability of raw materials and consumables at all times.
  • Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, vendors and freight forwarders
  • Develop material costs forecasts
  • Maintain key working relationships for raw materials, supplies and capital equipment.
  • Assess, manage and mitigate risks; perform cost and scenario analysis; identify cost saving opportunities.
  • Continuously track material movement with freight forwarders to ensure that sourcing lead time is well controlled.


  • Management of Dispatch third party logistics service provider
  • Maintaining the OTIF at 90% + at all times
  • Supervise invoicing activities to ensure no losses at the point of sale.
  • Optimization of Truck TAT for all deliveries happening within the premises.
  • Monitor overall fuel consumption by implementing such measures that will adequately control fuel consumption for both fleet and other company auxiliary.

 People Management

  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements.
  • Set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports.
  • Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required.
  • Consistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behavior expected of them.
  • Ensure the delivery of the People Strategy within area of accountability Manage and lead the team, ensuring adequate staffing levels.
  • Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems.
  • Review, implement and update company records e.g. training matrices, performance reviews, risk assessments.
  • Communicate KPIs from the strategic annual plan so that each employee is aware


  • Support, comply and ensure complicity with Health & Safety regulations, the Company Handbook, Quality and Environmental standards, and all other Company policies and procedures.
  • Support encourage and develop team and take ownership for team cohesion
  • Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere
  • Makes useful links to arrive at insightful plans and solutions
  • Embraces personal challenge.
  • Confident, rounded thinking
  • Is resilient, optimistic and open to change
  • Has an Adult: Adult, collaborative approach to others
  • A self-starter, motivated and able to positively motivate others
  • Focused and target driven with a positive, can-do attitude


Bachelor’s Degree.

  • A bachelor’s degree in either Purchasing & Supplies, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Mechanical Engineering or any other equivalent.
  • Registered member of CPSPK ( For Kenyan Nationals)
  • KCSE Mean Grade B+ and above ( For Kenyan Nationals)

More Details on Experience

  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in a Supply Chain Management role.
  • Previous work experience in the Manufacturing Industry. Experience in Welding, Fabrication or Furniture Industry is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of ISO, KAIZEN and 6 Sigma is equally an added advantage.
  • Computer Knowledge is a requirement.

More Details on Skills

  • Excellent leadership and man management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage a variety of cross-functional team members
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills
  • Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making
  • Commercially aware

Terms And Conditions

  • Nationality of candidates: Either Kenyans or Expatriates
  • If a Kenyan citizen, If local then KCSE score MUST have been a minimum of B+
  • Applications should be submitted by 31st January 2022.
  • Shortlisting will be done on a CV roll in basis

Remuneration: Negotiable based on previous experience(s) but highly attractive