Head of Procurement at Afriglobal Medicare

Job FieldProcurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain
Job TypeFull-Time
LocationLagos State
Experience7 years

Purpose / Role
To guide and lead the procurement and inventory team members across the centres nationwide-supporting the C.O.O in driving transformational initiatives that ensure the organization is well-equipped and positioned with global diagnostics best standard procurement and inventory operational concept.

Key Aims and objectives:

  • The role is responsible for day to day execution support to both primary and secondary value chains departments of the company in driving profitability / revenue plans frame work and transformational growth strategy as provisioned in the annual operation plan.

Specific Responsibilities
Supply Chain/Operation Purchase & Costing:

  • Costing functions include determining actual costs of providing AML various reagents and consumables, scrutinizing associated company expenses, analyzing profitability and supporting the C.O.O in preparing the company budget on Opex.
  • Responsible for company inbound & outbound samples and reagents logistics.

Periodic Purchase Review:

  • Handle all pricing recommendation of medical reagents and consumables.
  • Handle all recommendation of medical and non-medical kits.
  • Advise the C.O.O in preparing and recommending profitability analysis for all purchases.

Reporting and Control:

  • Presenting MR (monthly report) for all centres to the C.O.O.
  • Support the C.O.O in the development and management of the business P&L
  • Control all processes in inventory and purchases of ERC (Equipment, reagent and consumables).
  • Specific Control to the internal needs of ISO -15189 in Laboratory
  • Oversee all centres/regions day to day report on administration of reagents and consumables with the aid of Manorama software.
  • Use data from IT systems/Office of Strategy Management to control wastage and quality improvements.

Coordination with Regional Business Head/Centre Heads:

  • Liaise with the RBHs & CHs for seamless inventory and supply of ERC in their centres
  • Manage supply and inventory SOPs of all ERC in each centre from Ikeja to outside centres nationwide.
  • Prompt delivery of all ERC approved requisition in each centre
  • Track all KPIs for the team members and vendors on structured measurable mode

Business Partnering:

  • Develop a deep understanding and administration of all centres ERC, IT and non-medical
  • requisition/placement for effective business supports across centres.
  • Build a forward looking, strategic and commercially focused Business Partnering Team
  • Agree and manage Service Level Agreements with all vendors.

Governance & Legal:

  • Define and maintain Company procurement and inventory policies and procedures
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliances in respect of all procurement and placement reference to the business.
  • Implement and maintain internal controls according to both national & international best standard practices, ISO -15189.
  • Oversee all operation modes in alignment with appropriate State, National & International regulatory requirements.

Experience, Knowledge and Technical Skills

  • Minimum of 7 years of cognate experience as Procurement & Inventory Manager in the industry.
  • First degree in Medical or Para Medical from a reputable institution
  • Strategic focus and forward looking, experienced in diagnostic business partnering with C.O.O to develop and deliver business strategies.
  • Familiar with operational processes, procedures and policies.
  • Strong people management skills.
  • Detailed understanding of operational risk management in ref to choice of purchase, storage of ERC and manpower.
  • Experienced in building high performing Inventory and purchases functions,

Core Operational / Technical Competencies:

  • Industry knowledge & Vendor contacts base
  • Multi-specialty Purchase expertise (Pathology, Radiology, Cardiology)
  • Logical thinking and astute price negotiator for best quality
  • P&L Understanding
  • Employee management techniques
  • Smart Work attitude

Required Behaviors:

  • Mature, pragmatic and flexible approach, strong commercial judgment.
  • Hands-on, ready to roll up the sleeves.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written). 
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrable leadership skills with the ability to provide clear, direct and authoritative direction to others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.

Personal Attributes:

  • High energy.
  • Result-oriented.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Able to manage time, prioritize tasks and work under pressure.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Afriglobal Group on to apply


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