Job Type Permanent / Full Time Working Experience 5 - 10 Years Education Level First Degree Industry Healthcare Jobs Qualifications A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing and supply or related field A professional qualification in procurement Required Languages English and French fluency in speaking and writing is a requirement.
Required Skills And Knowledge Work effectively with medical and non-medical staff Effective both strategically and at a hands-on operational level Proactive and solutions focused Interpersonal and rapport building, ability to network Client focused Superior written & oral communication skills Leadership Negotiation skills Time management and multi-tasking Cultural awareness Attention to details Required Experience 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 Business acumen Experience in the Medical field is desired Description
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.
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
Provide guidance, support and leadership to the supply chain team across West Africa
Determine and measure performance indicators of team members
Ensure good governance on invoicing
Adherence to supplier payment terms
Compliance to export / import regulations
Participate and assist in AR meetings
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
Identify, prequalify and validate in country suppliers
Regular audits of suppliers
Develop, use and continuously improve a Supply Chain system
Maintain, integrate and effectively use the group standard lists
Develop and continuously improve supply chain solutions in Ghana and West Africa
Align procedures and business rules with Corporate Global Policies and Instructions
Responsible for inventory control in warehouse
Client and Business Development
Develop relationships with International SOS local suppliers
Provide pricing as required
Negotiate pricing and service level agreements
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