Job Summary

The Procurement Manager (PM) will oversee the end to end supply chain process for pharmaceutical and medical equipment requirements encompassing safety, sourcing, product selection, demand planning, quality, inventory, warehousing and transport for assigned countries / regions. Develop world-class partnerships with suppliers and other organizations

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements


* Manage end to end supply chain process for pharmaceutical, nutrition products, medical devices and medical equipment requirements for francophone countries that IRC operates in.
* Serve as subject matter expert for drug procurement, medical devices and equipment and service providers related to pharmaceutical regulatory and donors’ requirements
* Support in the development of processes to ensure compliance related to key supply chain requirements such as quality control, cold chain storage and distribution
* Per Health program requests, provide technical advice and guidance about importation process, sourcing information and review large pharmaceuticals orders placed by country programs to minimize inappropriate procurement
* Demonstrate expertise in contract negotiations and cost management
* Lead strategic supplier relationship management to continually identify process improvements and cost reduction opportunities
* Well versed in analysis of spend data and cost models for continuous improvement
* Maintain relationships with various business functions across the organization including health unit, legal, and regional/country offices
* Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand and track inventory levels
* Lead supplier selection and pre-qualification process globally
* Conduct Quality Control and pharmacovigilance activities, when deemed necessary or as an element of routine supplier management.

* Experience in sourcing both pharmaceuticals, medical devices and equipment
* Experience of medical logistics and pharmaceutical supply chain systems in developing contexts

* 3-6 years of pharmaceuticals procurement related experience.

* At least Diploma in pharmaceutical technology , or equivalent qualification

* Driven to meeting or exceeding milestones
* Ability to provide fact based advice and development of market and industry analysis
* Has proven knowledge of procurement industry cost structures and drivers

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