About APA Insurance Limited:

APA Insurance Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Investments Limited (Apollo Group), one of the leading financial groups in East Africa.

Since our founding in 1977, our mission has been to provide present and future peace of mind to the East African market and, in turn, enhance the quality of life for both our clients and their loved ones.

About the Vendor Manager Position:

As a Vendor Manager at APA, you will be responsible for executing the vendor/supplier relationships required to deliver, manage and implement, commercial procurement strategies across the organization to deliver optimal value for money to meet the internal business needs

What Opportunities Exist at APA

  • Opportunity work in an innovative, dynamic environment with a focus on delivery
  • Opportunity to pioneer and drive the digital transformation in financial services in the region
  • A chance to work with highly motivated and skilled colleagues
  • Continuous learning and professional development opportunities with academic and professional sponsorship, mentoring opportunities to accelerate your career
  • A balanced career with a focus on wellness and sustainable lifestyle

Key Responsibilities

The specific responsibilities of a Vendor Manager include:

  • Manage sourcing strategy and define sourcing recommendations that support business goals, in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
  • Negotiate pricing, terms and conditions of goods, services and products with key suppliers, contractors and service providers
  • Develop, establish, implement, and enforce vendor and outsourcer guidelines, obligations, and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to the organization
  • Monitor vendor contracts (incl. contract lifecycles) and ensure adherence to contractual agreements and comply with procurement policies and procedures
  • Asset management for IT hardware, software, and equipment incl. where possible, standardize equipment to lower costs
  • Leverage continuous improvement initiatives to create additional value over and above the contract requirements


As the ideal candidate for this role you have:

  • 4+ years of experience in IT and IT vendor management
  • Procurement qualification or equivalent experience desired with knowledge and exposure in ICT environment
  • Effective contract lifecycle management and negotiation skills incl. ability to build relationships with suppliers, and contractors who provide a broad spectrum of IT products and services
  • Solid working knowledge of current IT technologies, total lifecycle cost structures and pricing mechanisms
  • Advanced skills in all procurement process disciplines across the procurement lifecycle of demand management, fulfilment, sourcing and management
  • Experience with Software development lifecycle (Agile, Waterfall, etc.) and IT Infrastructure and technology
  • An understanding of e-procurement processes and systems incl. P2P management software
  • A team player, experienced in working with both senior management and operational teams
APA Insurance Ltd
Nairobi, KE