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27 Mar 2023

Strategic Sourcing And Supplier Management Officer at Rwanda Medical Supply Ltd

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Job Description

Job advertisement for vacant positions in Rwanda Medical Supply Limited (RMS Ltd)

RMS Ltd is a State-owned company created by the Government of Rwanda with the mandate of managing the end-to-end health supply chain for Rwanda. RMS Ltd provides pharmaceuticals and health commodities towards 5 rights: the right patient, the right drug/dose, the right cost, the right route, and the right time. The vision of RMS Ltd is to ensure quality and timely availability of all health commodities to the public through a cost-efficient, sustainable and effective supply chain. Drugs will be available throughout the country through an economical and financially sustainable supply chain that can meet current and future need and manage increasing complexity, RMS Ltd is looking for qualified, dedicated & experienced individuals to fill the following positions:

RMS Ltd is looking for qualified and dedicated personnel to fill the following position:

– Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management Officer (1)

Tasks and responsibilities:

Actively participate in the strategic sourcing activities for health commodities with the goal of achieving significant initial cost reductions, while maintaining/improving product quality and vendor service levels
Work closely with key stakeholders in member organizations and in corporate functions to implement effective cost reduction strategies
Capture real savings
Monitors performances of vendors and the compliance with guidelines
Develop and implement sourcing strategies for key spend categories
Track performance within each spend category and define budgetary impact
Monitor strategy implementation and contract compliance
Aid acquisition strategies by completing due diligence and integration activities for spend
Uphold internal and external policies, regulations and laws
Develop and maintain supplier profiles
Drive supplier management practices across teams, i.e., build supplier relationships, communication channels, contacts, and governance structure
Ensure cross-functional alignment of processes/targets
Monitor changes in suppliers Stock Keeping Unit (SKUs), phasing in and out
Co-define targets and agendas of all functional teams
Shape supplier development strategy
Prioritize and lead innovation ideas (e.g., drug delivery systems) in collaboration with suppliers
Develop and lead supplier relationship teams (grow this team after year 1)
Review performance with account management teams in regular dialogues
Coach and develop account managers
Extract maximum value from strategic sourcing
Standardize best practices in teams and sites
Reports to the Procurement Manager
Qualifications and Skills:

Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy or Supply Chain and Logistics Management, with 2 years relevant working experience in supplier relation management and maximum of 28 years old. Professional certificate in procurement is an added advantage.

Knowledge and technical skills required:

Decision making skills;
Excellent communication skills;
Very effective organization skills;
Team working skills;
Computer skills;
Job application procedure.

Interested candidates should send their application documents (in one PDF document) including Application letter, Curriculum Vitae, copy of ID, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter, names of three previous supervisors as well as their emails and telephones.

Method of Application

All applications are to be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda Medical Supply Ltd through the following email address: [email protected]

Deadline for application: Wednesday, 05/04/2023 at 5:00 pm.

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