Meridian Health Group Procurement Manager Jobs in Kenya

Meridian Health Group Procurement Manager Jobs in Kenya

  • Meridian Health Group is one of the market leaders in quality, cost-effective and accessible health care in Kenya and the East African region.

  • At the heart of our corporate philosophy is a devotion to patient centered care and service excellence.

  • We provide effective and efficient care in a safe and welcoming environment.

  • We seek to recruit competent and qualified individuals in the following capacity:

    Job Purpose:

  • The role of the procurement manager will be managing Meridian Health Group’s sourcing capabilities and supply chain.

  • The position holder will be responsible for strategizing and negotiating with suppliers and vendors to acquire the most cost-effective deals and to reduce procurement expenses for MHG.

    Key Responsibilities / Duties

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to the Procurement team.

  • Manage the Procurement Department.

    Operational Responsibilities

  • Provide support and guidance to user departments in the development of specifications.

  • Ensure efficient and cost-effective sourcing and delivery of materials, services and/or equipment to user departments.

  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies for spend management, supplier development and management, category buying, contracts, vendor managed inventory and rating processes amongst others.

  • Lead supplier pre-qualification, selection and development processes, quotation, and tender processes in a timely and transparent manner.

  • Contribute to lead-time reduction and demand management initiatives to optimize inventory levels.

  • Ensure cost-effectiveness, quality and timely procurement and delivery of all supply’s services.

  • Manage development and preparation of contracts and ensure all contracts renewals reviews are done on time.

  • Prepare appropriate financial, inventory and other reports.

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)

    Academic Qualifications

  • O-levels / A-Levels

    Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Procurement or any other related field from a recognized institution.

  • Full professional qualification in Purchasing and Supplies Management.

  • A Member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management with a valid practicing license.

  • Other know-how required apart from academic and professional qualifications

    Computer skills

  • Previous relevant work experience required

  • Minimum of 5 years’ procurement experience in a large establishment with 3 years at management level.

  • Hospital experience is essential.

  • Training in pharmacology or related fields is highly desired.

    Functional Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft excel.

  • Good presentation skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work as an effective team member.

  • Exercise sound judgment and initiative

  • Superb problem-solving skills.

  • Strong leadership qualities.

    Personal Attributes

  • Organizational, managerial, and administrative abilities.

  • Ability to get on well with diverse workforce.

  • Honesty and integrity.

  • Positive working attitude and ability to give and take instructions.

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

  • Creativity and innovation.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates meeting the requirements for any of the positions above should send current CV and cover letter quoting the post applying for in the subject line to:

  • by close of business 15th May 2022.

  • Due to urgency in filling the above positions, shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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