Procurement Pharmacist in Lagos, Nigeria

at Healthplus

Healthcare / Medical
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description


Reporting to the Procurement Manager, this role assists in the strategic sourcing, procurement, contracting and evaluation of services of the Company’s inventory suppliers
Lending supervisory and operational support to ensure the efficient end-to-end procurement process for the local pharmaceutical portfolio from pharmaceutical wholesalers
Sourcing alternatives for ethicals when out-of-stock
Supporting the coordination of the Procurement Unit’s planning process including Supply and Demand forecasting, Inventory Management, on-time delivery and a several other tactical and strategic procurement issues
Act as an effective and proactive liaison between the Procurement Unit, other departments and the retail outlets in order to successfully forecast, plan and meet purchase deadlines
Monitoring inter-branch inventory transfer to ensure timeliness and correctness
Search for new potential suppliers, negotiate and provide input for supply contracts, manage and develop existing and potential supplier pool and update the approved Vendor List as required
Negotiating with local and international suppliers on behalf of the Procurement Unit
Working with other members of the Procurement Team towards the achievement of agreed Unit and organizational targets and goals
Embracing continual learning; staying informed of advances in purchase technology and approaches in order to improve Supply Chain operations

Desired Skills & Experience

A registered Pharmacist with 3 years’ minimum experience in a structured organization, preferably the Procurement Function of a private hospital
Analytical and extremely detail-oriented
Negotiation skills
Excellent Interpersonal skills
Planning and Organizational skills
Able to effectively self-manage time and prioritize tasks
Good problem solving and decision making skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Outlook and Excel
Membership of a recognized and relevant professional body is an added advantage

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