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KELLER S. LISANZA
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL
EMAIL: KELLER.SERU@GMAIL.COM
PHONE: +254 722646118

OBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE

A supply chain Country Supply Chain Manager


professional with 11 Save the Children International Somalia Country Programme
years experience in the Nov 2016 Aug 2017
humanitarian aid sector.
I am a team player, with Key Roles & Responsibility
a passion for quality, 1. Responsible for efficient sourcing, transportation, warehousing and
timely and cost effective distribution of supplies across the country.
delivery of goods, 2. Responsible for programme procurement in a timely and transparent
works and services to manner in line with the Save the Children procurement policies and
the last mile. procedures.
3. Provide timely and reliable analysis of supply chain data that leads to
effective procurement and logistics decision making
4. Ensure logistics staff effectively plan and carry out assignments through
SKILLS regular coordination meetings, planning, systems development and
training, and day-to-day follow-up
5. Manage supplies and ensure basic distribution, tracking and stock controls
Supply chain leadership, are in place and effectively used, reaching end users in an efficient,
strategic sourcing, accountable and cost-effective manner
Warehouse
Management, Key Achievement in this role
Transportation, coupled I reviewed and developed the 2017 supply chain manual that is used for
with performance the implementation of supply chain management activities.
management skills. My team and I delivered over 60 million liters of water through water
Personally, I am a trucking, medical and nutrition supplies worth USD 7.5 Million along with
strategic thinker, USD 9.5 million in cash transfers to beneficiaries.
outgoing, culturally Successfully managed the receipt, verification, storage and distribution of
adaptable, and a strong 2250MT of nutrition and 250MT of medical supplies and assorted supplies
for all the Save the Children warehouses and supply chain hubs in Somalia
relationship builder
/Somaliland.
with high professional
standards.

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Regional Logistics Manager
Save the Children International East & Southern Africa Region
Apr 2016 Oct 2016

Key Roles & Responsibility


1. Support selected country offices in implementation of Supply Chain and
Procurement Plans, ensuring that minimum standards and country
Logistics procedures are met
2. Support Country offices in establishing Framework agreements and
Supplier databases.
3. Ensure Country Office supply chain plans are adhered to and implement
decisions through regular coordination meetings, planning, systems
development and training.
4. Carry out supply chain compliance and capacity assessments, mentor and
provide technical guidance and objectives setting for country offices
5. Monitoring logistics performance through reviewing monthly logistics
reports for selected Country Offices

Key Achievement in this role


I reviewed country procurement plans, processes and supported countries
to develop a prequalified supplier databases and Framework Agreements
that increased country office performance measure on strategic sourcing
by over 35%.
I led country teams through the development of Warehouse and Inventory
Management systems, Asset, Transport and Fleet Management.
I trained Logistics Staff, Program staff together with Procurement
Committees on standard KPI Reporting, procurement procedure and
Procurement Committee mandates respectively.
I led the timely and quality construction of Health facilities, Schools and
Child Friendly Spaces worth over USD $550,000

Regional Logistics Coordinator


Save the Children International East & Southern Africa Region
Jul 2014 Mar 2016

Key Roles & Responsibility


1. Manage regional procurement for country programmes in line with SCI
procurement policies, processes and quality standards.
2. Deliver management information reports summarizing key trends in spend
and performance of the team against KPIs
3. Deliver on Save the Childrens regional supply plan, combining use of ad-
hoc procurement, approved suppliers and contracted suppliers to meet
the needs of the programmes

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4. Line-manage the procurement teams to ensure relevant information and
documentation is provided for all procurement activities.
5. Manage suppliers professionally and proactively, providing feedback to
improve performance and leading periodic review meetings

Key Achievement in this role


I led a team of 13 Logistics personnel in the response to emergency
through pre-positioning and strategic sourcing of emergency Non-Food
Items, Nutritional, Medical Supplies and equipment.
I carried out supply chain reviews in adherence to donor requirements as
well as in compliance with the Save the Children International supply chain
standard.
I led the team through the implementation of the Total Inventory
Management System.

Regional Supply Chain Coordinator


World Vision International East Africa Region
Jun 2012 Jun 2014

Key Roles & Responsibility


1. Responsible for spend data consolidation, analysis and regional supply
chain management KPI reporting.
2. I was also responsible for building the SCM capacity on procurement
planning and strategic sourcing, ensuring efficiency and compliance with
World Vision International Procurement Manual for various COs in the
region.
3. Comply with all relevant World Vision policies and procedures with
respect to child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities and
other relevant policies

Key Achievement in this role


Supported the identification of high spend categories and procurement
trend patterns which led to the successful implementation of strategic
sourcing in East Africa and the formation of a consolidated supplier
database for the region.
I guided the Sudan Country office through the procurement of emergency
relief items worth $2 million in response to flash floods that affected more
than 190,000 households in 2013 in the Sudan.
Travelled to all countries to build staff capacity on Supply Chain
management KPI measurement and reporting

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Supply Chain Analyst
World Vision International East Africa Region
Oct 2010 May 2012

Key Roles & Responsibility


1. Responsible for development of data review tools and processes to analyze
historical data from the World Vision Sun-systems.
2. I oversaw the identification of major item categories and opportunities for
procurement savings.
3. My team and I carried out periodic risk assessments and provided market
intelligence to advise leadership on industry-wide factors that impact
strategic sourcing.

Key Achievement in this role


Identified key areas of spend that maximized value for money in
procurement of programme supplies and services
I trained and build capacity of Supply Chain Managers and their staff across
various countries within the East and Southern Africa Region on KPIs and
process improvement.

Data Analyst
World Vision International Africa Relief Office
Oct 2006 Sep 2010

Key Roles & Responsibility


1. I consolidated and analyzed Logistics and Procurement spend data,
monitored trends and advised management on the same.
2. Consolidated all procurement and Logistics documentation for payment
processing.

Key Achievement in this role


My Analytical skill led to significant reduction of expenditure; saving the
organization more than 15% Total annual spend.

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EDUCATION

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


Procurement & Supply Chain Management
The University of Nairobi
Sep 2011 Dec 2013

GRADUATE DIPLOMA
Purchasing and Supplies Management
Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS)
Jan 2010 Jul 2011

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE DEGREE


Finance Major
Strathmore University (SU)
Sep 2002 Aug 2006

KENYA CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION (KCSE)


Vihiga High School
Feb 1998 Nov 2001

TRAINING & MEMBERSHIP

Certified Coach with the START Coaching Network April 2015


Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) Feb 2014 in Cape Town,
South Africa
Anti Corruption Training Series Apr 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) Nov 2008 at the Institute of
Advanced Technology (IAT), Nairobi Kenya
Associate Member Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS -
UK)
Associate Member Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM - KE)
Committee Member CIPS Kenya Branch

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