Remedial Health

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Procurement Manager (North)

  • Full-time
  • Kano, NG

About Remedial Health

Remedial Health (YC W22) is a technology-based platform that aims to improve business to business access to medicines. The platform provides direct access to manufactured/registered distributor medicines to large and small healthcare retail businesses, including large pharmacies and remote chemist/PPMVs. Remedial Health uses technology to deliver just-in-time stock and provide financing and a wide selection of inventory to such retail business.

About the Role

This is a full-time on-site role for a Procurement Manager located in Fagge A. The Procurement Manager (North) will be responsible for purchasing products for the company. He/she will be responsible for ensuring that the right products are purchased at the right time, in the right quantity, and that they are getting the best value for money using the forecast data and bearing in mind the monthly procurement budget for products.

Job Description

  • Conduct negotiations with suppliers and vendors for the best possible prices.

  • Select the right suppliers who will provide products that the company needs at the right time and in the right quantity.

  • Ensure that the company gets the best possible terms and conditions for the purchased products.

  • Ordering new supplies when items are at reorder level and sorting out the inventory and logistics of the purchased items.

  • Reviewing and assessing potential suppliers, comparing their products, services, prices, and quality to ensure the best choice for the organization.

  • Play a crucial role in planning and predicting procurement needs based on market trends, seasonality, and business goals.

  • Developing and implementing procurement strategies to optimize efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

  • Handle contract management, ensuring the company’s adherence to all contractual obligations and overseeing the renewal, termination, or renegotiation of contracts as necessary.

  • Maintain an updated knowledge of procurement best practices, market conditions, and product innovations.

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and company policies regarding procurement activities.

  • Manage relationships with suppliers, fostering collaboration, addressing any issues, and seeking mutually beneficial solutions to challenges.

  • Manage procurement associates’ KPIs to track and improve performance.

  • Preparing and managing the procurement budget, controlling expenditures, and reporting on procurement expenditures and savings.

  • Liaising with key company employees  such as the sales team and other stakeholders to determine their product and service needs

  • Performing all procurement activities including pre-qualification, negotiating, supplier agreements, preparation of contracts

  • Delegating tasks and supervising the work of the Procurement Associates in the North

  • Leading a team of Purchasing Agents and delegate tasks across departments when necessary

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in Pharmacology or any other related field

  • Minimum of 3 years’ work experience in the procurement field in the healthcare or pharmaceutical industry

  • Must posses a pharmaceutical license

  • A Master’s Degree and/or a certification such as Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) certification, Certifications in Supply Chain Managementis is an advantage.

  • Experience in developing procurement strategies and managing supplier relationships

Person Specification

  • Relationship Management 

  • Strong communication, analytical, negotiation and problem-solving skills

  • Expiry Risk management & Strategic sourcing skills 

  • Excellent Leadership skills 

  • High level of attention to detail 

  • Solid knowledge and experience in supplier/third-party relationship management