Senior Procurement Associate at the People Practice

The People Practice – Our client is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Procurement Associate

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time
Department: Procurement

Job Description

  • The Senior Procurement Associate uses planning expertise and negotiation skills to develop relationships with suppliers in support of the Procurement team, inventory, and cost objectives.
  • The Senior Procurement Associate provides leadership, guidance, and motivation to their team members.

Responsibilities

  • Develops sourcing strategies in line with needs of customers to achieve companies sales target.
  • Monitors Suppliers to ensure on-time deliveries, consistent product quality and pricing.
  • Liaise with Manufacturers to understand production schedules and limit company medication stock outs.
  • Conduct industry deep-dive analysis to provide proactive insight into sourcing strategies 1 – 2 years prior.
  • Develops and negotiates long-term relationships with strategic suppliers, including supplier-managed inventory objectives.
  • Acquires and effectively communicates market knowledge for materials and cost drivers in which suppliers participate in.
  • Manages Supplier risk by ensuring continuity business plans are in place for potential unpreventable interruption to the supply chain.
  • Accountable for spearheading the achievement of agreed-upon financial and value optimization targets within procurement.
  • Monitors all sourcing projects and reports on the status of savings.
  • Ensures staff maximizing inventory levels and cash flow.
  • Reviews slow moving/obsolete inventory and identifies changes to process to minimize risk of obsolescence to the business.
  • Strong background in establishing and delivering annual cost standards.
  • Ensures all Suppliers have received and agreed to comply with our Ethical Sourcing policies.
  • Ensures assigned service suppliers are meeting agreed-upon service requirements as per contract.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from an accredited university.
  • 5 years + experience in a similar field.
  • Experience in setting standards, budgets, and research to ensure an uninterruptible supply chain supporting manufacturing or related fields.
  • Experience with global sourcing of products preferably medication and consumables.
  • Business Management, Supply Chain, Finance, or related field experience.
  • Full working knowledge of supply chain systems with implementation experience. Full knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Medication and or Consumer-packaged goods strategic sourcing experience is advantageous.
  • Must have outstanding leadership, verbal, and written communication skills.

Our Perks

  • A competitive salary
  • Health insurance
  • A culture of learning and development
  • Opportunities for online training
  • A chance to create a culture we love.

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