Supply Chain & Distribution Manager

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Job Summary

BOC Kenya PLC is the leading supplier of Medical, Industrial, Process, Speciality Gases and Engineering Services company in East Africa. The company which is also listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) is affiliated with the world largest Gases and Engineering Company, The Linde Group.

Since being established in 1940, the company has provided gases used in virtually every branch of Industry, Commerce, Science and Research. Our Medical oxygen products have reliably enabled Healthcare professionals to provide optimal therapy in both Private and Public Hospitals in Kenya.

BOC has offices in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa, and customers across East Africa.

Job Purpose

The Supply Chain & Distribution Manager reports to the Managing Director and works very closely with the Operations and the Sales teams to meet our customers’ needs.  The Position is responsible for the management of inventory to ensure optimization, efficient distribution to ensure timely and cost-effective deliveries, and the management of the specialised company fleet. This entails development and rollout of the standards, systems and processes that facilitate the efficiencies and controls necessary for meeting, if not surpassing, our customers’ expectations.


Your primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
  • Contribution to the strategy execution by designing and effectively implementing systems that support the overall business strategy and respond to changing market conditions
  • Enhance customer service delivery by defining and enforcing the required standards of operation, ensuring the availability of the materials and equipment such as tanks and cylinders, necessary for meeting our customers’ needs.
  • Set and regularly review the inventory management standards such as minimum stock and/or reorder levels as well as monitor stock movement, adjusting as necessary
  • Monitor the performance of both goods and services suppliers and make the necessary recommendations to the Procurement unit
  • Work closely with the Operations, Sales and Customer Service teams to ensure that storage is optimized, vehicles usage is efficient, priorities are met, and problems are resolved in a timely manner
  • Define and enforce the standards for fleet maintenance
  • Manage the Supply Chain & Distribution team, taking charge of their training & development, mentoring and coaching, performance management and discipline.
  • Ensure compliance to safety as well as internal and external regulatory standards


You will be a customer centric, strategically inclined people leader with strong business acumen and a strong sense of accountability as well as results orientation.  Your decisiveness, ability to embrace change and your affinity for process excellence will be of particular interest to us.  In addition, you will have the following:
  • Degree in Commerce, Business Studies, Supply Chain Management or a related field.
  • A professional qualification in supply chain management will be an advantage, as will an Auto Engineering qualification
  • At least 5 years’ experience in inventory management and supply planning
  • Experience with imports and exports procedures
  • Experience of working with Lean Tools or continual improvement is an added advantage

How to apply:

Please make your application on our online recruitment portal, This will require you to create a profile and in addition attach your detailed and up to date CV with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration, the names of three professional referees and a cover letter demonstrating how you meet our requirements.

Your application should be sent by close of business Monday 25th February 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

Contact Details

Address: 3rd Flr, Western Heights, Karuna Road, Nairobi

Tel: +254 20 3744430, +254 723 028383

Fax: +254 20 3742938


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