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  • Posted: Nov 24, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • mPharma's mission is to increase patient access to high quality medications. Through our drug benefits service, we offer a number of solutions to health insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies to make it easier for patients to afford their medications.
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    Supply Chain Manager

    Position Description

    Haltons LTD  (mPharma Kenya) is looking for a responsible and trustworthy professional with exceptionally high work standards to join our team as a Supply Chain Manager. The Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for developing and managing an optimized supply base that will meet current and future requirements, supply planning, distribution, and logistics as well as other related activities and initiatives. This position reports to the Chief Supply Chain Officer.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Managing inventory & warehousing processes, including design & management of physical lay-out; stock receipt, barcoding & SKU creation; management of warehouse staff; stock-taking & investigating stock-level discrepancies; monitoring of stock movement, including transfers to and from packhouse; management of re-orders, replenishment; dead stock disposal; quality control.
    • Manage a logistics planning and Procurement Team - ensuring the team is properly structured, motivated and performing.
    • Deliver growth, ensuring pro-active turn around plans leveraging the power of the marketplace, bringing direction, feedback, and support to the whole team & stakeholders .
    • Build and continuously improve on demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation by reviewing historical sales trends, to evaluate forecast results.
    • Develop Supply Planning organisation in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
    • Maintaining warehousing, and distributing operations by planning, co-ordinating and monitoring the receipt, order, assembly and dispatch of inventories 
    • Implement the right SOPs, establishing and monitoring controls and protocols 
    • By use of ERP and other control measures ensure inventory levels are defined and ensure physical counts; and reconciling with data ERP
    • Risk Management: Develop risk mitigation strategy through close monitoring of the market environment to minimize price risk/ capture opportunity
    • Budget Management: Input and hold responsibility for Purchasing and cost estimating budgets-prepare the quarterly Purchasing budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with customer and legal requirements.
    • Management: Continue to develop new suppliers while maintaining a strong partnership & network to ensure continuous supply at the most efficient cost while driving quality improvements to support innovative new product
    • Leadership: As a strong leader, establish clear and measurable objectives for the supply chain team and ensure they achieve the company and team's short-term and long-term goals both financially and operational including achieving savings, managing contract implementation, and tracking impact.
    • Stakeholder Management: Internal stakeholder engagement remains key to understanding and meeting the organisation's needs. As a key representative for the company to engage with suppliers and external stakeholders affecting company purchasing strategies
    • People Management & Development: Create an winning culture with collaboration across functional teams and significant stakeholders. Oversee the attraction of top talent to work within the commercial department, while developing and retaining talent.

    Our Ideal Candidate

    • An entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for mPharma’s mission to increase the accessibility and affordability of high-quality medicines.
    • A strong work ethic and a proactive “can do” attitude that requires minimal supervision
    • A self-starter who can successfully manage a diverse set of concurrent initiatives to create strong business outcomes. 
    • Capable of collaborating and building strong relationships internally and externally
    • Accountable and results orientated, with strong analytical acumen and approach.
    • Can make decisions and solve issues despite a high amount of ambiguity.
    • Proficient  Excel skills, and ability to manipulate and interpret complex data files.
    • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills: Ability to work between sales and finance.
    • People management skills: Able to develop and motivate direct reports
    • Fluent in English with excellent writing, verbal, analytical, and organizational skills
    • Experience in the health domain either working with multinational pharmaceutical companies, clinician settings, Tech,  or other healthcare services is a plus.

    Qualifications

    • 8-10 years+ of supply chain experience ideally within the retail and pharmaceutical industry is preferred.
    • Bachelor’s degree in either Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
    • Experience in public health supply chain systems, stakeholders, and networks in developing countries, especially in Africa.
    • Knowledge in SAP or in relevant ERP systems is required.
    • Solid experience in Demand & Supply Planning, S&OP facilitation, and S&OP implementation, ideally from the healthcare industry.
    • Demonstrated capability to work cross-functionally and foster new and existing business relationships.
    • Strong analytical skills, and ability to interpret data and develop reports.
    • Excellent communication and negotiation skills to influence stakeholders at all different levels.
    • Experience in SAP/ ERP/ESp/APO/ECC systems

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to mPharma on mpharma.bamboohr.com to apply

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