General Books Procurement Coordinator

REPORTING LINE: General Books Team Lead

TRAVEL UP TO: Up to 10% – mainly within Nairobi

WORKPLACE: Text Book Center HQ, Kijabe Street, Nairobi

The incumbent is responsible for supporting the Vision of making TBC ‘Africa’s Amazon.” He/ she will be responsible for book ordering and pushing good quality stock to all the branches in a timely manner and in the right quantities.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Timely ordering and distribution to ensure that we have the right stock in the right levels all the time in all the sales channels.
  • Maintain proper stock levels ensuring no overstocking or stock-out of items.
  • Proactively share information about new products and generate product brand sheets.
  • In consultation with sub-category lead, monitor performance through well-planned branch and client visit schedules.
  • Track the implementation of sub-category book promotion/ events calendar.
  • Continuous research to keep abreast with developments in the local and international landscape, trend analysis and competitor analysis to support evolution and elevation of the Adult/Kids assortment
  • Examine and review products and supplies to ensure quality standards are upheld.
  • Actively track weekly/ monthly/ quarterly reports to review performance to scale up the successes and recommend / or take appropriate remedial actions where gaps exist.
  • Conduct market intelligence, analyze market competition and prepare reports on market trends and competition to support decision making.
  • Strategic vendor relationship management to foster trust and valuable partnerships that feed into overall category objectives.
  • In consultation with Marketing, coordinate the planning, execution of General Books’ events
  • Diploma in Procurement, Education, Sales and Marketing, Any other relevant Business-related degree or its equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in retail and/or book marketing
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to negotiate, establish, and process contracts.
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, manage time efficiently and make decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail


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Please submit a letter of interest with your resume clearly indicating “General Books Procurement Coordinator” as email subject to below email address on or before 11th April 2021

This is a full-time, salaried position. Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience and will include a comprehensive benefits package.

About Text Book Centre Ltd

Text Book Centre (TBC) is the biggest and most diversified book-seller in Africa. It was founded in 1964 as a partnership between two businessmen in Kenya, Mr. S V Shah and Mr. M J Rughani. TBC has over the years grown tremendously to become the leading bookstore chain in Kenya. Its retail, wholesale and distribution services have unrivalled capacity to meet the demands of Kenya's vibrant education sector.