KEMSA Deputy Director, Health Product Technology Planning and Market Research Services - Jobs in Kenya

KEMSA Deputy Director, Health Product Technology Planning and Market Research Services - Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Director Health Products & Technologies, the successful candidate will be responsible for HPT supply planning, inventory planning, supply market research, identifying and implementing ways to improve customer service, inventory management, and supply chain efficiency to achieve measurable results.

Scope of Work /Duties /Responsibilities
  • Promoting a culture of high performance and continuous improvement in the department
  • Creating a team environment that supports transparent communication and ownership of responsibility.
  • Providing guidance and support while empowering the team to be innovative using their expertise and knowledge to make decisions.
  • Setting performance targets and monitor performance for all staff in the department
  • Providing career development, coaching, training and skill building for all staff in the HPT Planning & Market Research to meet both organizational and personal development goals
  • Ensuring the HPT supply chain processes are supporting sound financial practices and operational efficiencies.
  • Developing the supply chain budget with regular monitoring of actual expenditure against forecast and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Coordinate supply planning through forecasting and preparation of procurement plans;
  • Providing oversight on inventory planning, forecasting, minimum order quantity, obsolete inventory strategy
  • Developing and review the HPT inventory management policy on a periodic basis
  • Ensuring accurate inventory management of HPT supply plan, schedule receipts;
  • Overseeing market research to inform procurement strategies
  • Ensuring levelling of warehouse and distribution resources to meet customer requirements
  • Leading cross functional projects across the business to effectively drive improvements in logistics costs and service delivery
  • Monitoring and evaluating key performance indicators in HPT planning and market research to ensure that customer/stakeholder requirements and supply chain metrics are met.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the following disciplines: Business, Commerce, Health Care Management, Health Economics, Health Systems Management, Nursing, Pharmacy, Supply Chain Management, or any other related field from
    a recognized institution;
  • Master’s Degree in the following disciplines: Business, Health Economics, Supply Chain Management or another relevant field;
  • Membership to a professional body where applicable. Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

  • A minimum period of ten (10) years in relevant work experience and at least three (3) years in a Supervisory position in the Public Service or Private Sector;

    Key Competencies
  • Have a solid understanding of finance management and the impact that
  • supply chain has KEMSA’s performance
  • Exceptional communication skills with strong interpersonal and ability to influence others and gain consensus
  • Strong Data Analytical Skills
  • Analytical thinking
    with the ability to provide structure and systematic thinking to address business and customer needs.
  • Knowledge of economic modeling
  • Ability to wear many hats and pivoting quickly between strategic work and being tactical, hands-on.
  • Self-driven with a sense of urgency.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of integrity combined with strong leadership abilities.
  • Ability to Work Well on a Team but Be Self-Motivated and Independent at Times
  • Strong attention to detail; high standards for quality; and excellent time management.
  • Commitment to personal growth and development

    How to apply
    Interested candidates are required to submit their duly filled application forms (available on the KEMSA website: ) in either hard or soft copy formats marked / referenced ‘Job Ref. No KEMSA/HPT/2022/004:
    Application for the Position of Deputy Director, Health Product Technology Planning and Market Research Services – Kenya Medical Supplies Authority’.

    Hard copy applications to be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes marked / referenced clearly as above. Interested candidates should not indicate their names on the envelope.

    Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit certified true copies of certificates, testimonials, a detailed CV, and MUST fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and will be required to attach copies of the requisite documents during interviews.

    Hard Copy Applications can be submitted physically or sent via postal mail and addressed to:

    Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Medical Supplies Authority
    Commercial Street Industrial Area
    P. O. Box 47715 – 00100

  • Soft copy applications can be sent via email to
  • Online applications can be submitted via
  • All applications should be submitted and received on or before: 17:00hrs on August 16, 2022.

    (No applications submitted after closing date and time will be considered).

  • Kenya Medical Supplies Authority is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Female candidates and persons with disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.
  • Note, persons with disabilities are required to attach a copy of valid NCPWD membership card.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    For more information and job application details, see; KEMSA Deputy Director, Health Product Technology Planning and Market Research Services Jobs in Kenya

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