Bilingual Medical Supply Services Manager (Based in West Africa)
The Medical Supply Services Manager forms part of the Regional Management team of West Africa Cluster headed by the General Manager – West Africa. The position also reports functionally to the Regional Medical Services Director – Africa and works closely with the Medical and Operations teams.
The Medical Supply Services Manager is responsible to develop and maintain effective, reliable and profitable supply chain solutions in response to our clients’ needs whilst ensuring compliance to the Groups policies and relevant country regulations.
Desired Experience & Qualification
Management and Administration
Implementing and supporting specific procedures applying to Supply Chain principles and regulations.
Maximize the profitability of the function by managing medical supply services costs related to the service delivery requirements and maximize the use of existing resources.
Provide input and participate into projects and initiatives; ensuring cost effective pricing for our clients.
Provide analysis and reports on activities of the department
Provide comments and solutions on financial performance of supply chain
Participate in annual budget processes
Facilitate effective positive teamwork and clear channels of communication both internally and externally.
Provide guidance, support and leadership to the supply chain team across West Africa
Determine and measure performance indicators of team members
Develop team members to upgrade skills and knowledge
Provide reports and analysis of supply chain performance
Compliance to export / import regulations
Monitor and regularly report on efficiency and quality of the medical supply services performance.
Interface with Operations Manager and Medical Team to ensure quality planning and delivery of medical supply services across West Africa.
Conduct medical audits as per International SOS specifications (at least once per annum)
Directly responsible to review and respond to any medical supply services complaints
Develop and maintain supplier relationships
Negotiate pricing and service level agreements
Identify, prequalify and validate “in country” suppliers
Regular audits of suppliers
Develop, use and continuously improve a Supply Chain system
Develop and continuously improve supply chain solutions in Ghana and West Africa
Responsible for inventory control in warehouse
Client and Business Development
Provide support and advise in client meetings/calls when necessary
Participate in tender proceedings when applicable
Undertaking site surveys and project work or reasonable duties as requested by direct Manager.
Travel across West Africa countries as required as per business and site requirements
Duties & Responsibilities
A minimum of 8 years working experience within a supply chain function
Proven track record in supply chain or freight forwarding environments
A minimum of 3 years Management or supervisor experience
Client account management experience
Experience in the Medical field is desired
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing and supply or related field
A professional qualification in procurement
Fluent in both FRENCH and ENGLISH
Please attach a copy of your CV should you wish to apply for this position.
Please email your latest CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
** Please note that this position will be based in WEST AFRICA **