King Faisal Hospital, Rwanda, “A center of excellence in health service provision, clinical education and research”.

This is an exciting time for King Faisal Hospital, Rwanda as we embrace a new strategic direction. The Hospital has continued to grow due to its positive reputation for authentic compassionate health care and highly skilled medical practitioners, especially in specialized surgical and medical services. King Faisal Hospital Rwanda is looking for suitable candidate to fill the following vacancy:

The Supply Chain Specialist – Re advertisement

Job Summary

A Supply Chain Specialist with expertise in pharmacy procurement is responsible for managing the end-to-end procurement process of pharmacy items, including drugs and surgical consumables. A Supply Chain Specialist will be reporting to the KFH Procurement Director.

Job Responsibilities:

01. Procurement Strategy:

Develop and implement procurement strategies and policies specific to pharmacy items, aligned with organizational objectives.

Conduct market research and analysis to identify potential suppliers, evaluate their capabilities, and negotiate favorable terms and conditions.

Continuously monitor market trends, pricing, and availability of pharmacy products to optimize procurement decisions.

02. Supplier Management:

Identify and onboard reliable suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors of pharmacy items, ensuring compliance with quality standards and regulatory requirements.

Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, negotiating contracts, managing pricing agreements, and resolving any issues or disputes.

Conduct regular supplier performance evaluations, assess their delivery reliability, product quality, and service levels.

03. Inventory Management:

Determine optimal inventory levels for pharmacy items based on demand forecasts, consumption patterns, and lead times.

Implement inventory control measures to minimize stock outs, overstocking, and expired products, while ensuring availability for patient care.

Collaborate with internal stakeholders, such as pharmacists and inventory control teams, to improve inventory accuracy and streamline replenishment processes.

04. Process Improvement:

Identify opportunities for process improvement within the pharmacy procurement function and implement best practices.

Streamline procurement workflows, reduce costs, and enhance operational efficiency by leveraging technology, automation, and data analysis.

Continuously monitor and evaluate key performance indicators (KPIs) related to procurement, such as cost savings, order accuracy, and supplier performance.

05. Compliance and Quality Assurance:

Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Distribution Practices (GDP), for pharmacy items.

Conduct regular quality audits of suppliers, warehouses, and distribution channels to maintain product integrity and patient safety.

Collaborate with internal quality assurance teams to address any non-compliance issues and implement corrective actions.

06. Cross-Functional Collaboration:

Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including pharmacy, finance, logistics, and operations, to align procurement activities with organizational goals and strategies.

Provide expertise and support during product selection, new product launches, and product lifecycle management processes.

Act as a liaison between suppliers and internal stakeholders to resolve any supply-related challenges and ensure smooth operations.

07. Education and experience:

Have a bachelor degree in Pharmacy with a minimum of 5years of experience in procurement and supply chain management, focused on pharmacy and other items. OR

A Bachelor degree in Procurement, supply chain, Logistics management, Finance and related fields with at least 6 years of relevant experience in the Procurement and logistics of international handling.

Having knowledge in clearing of importations of goods from abroad with clear understanding of application of import and export documents on different portals;

Proven experience in developing and implementing procurement strategies and managing supplier relationships.

Excellent negotiation skills, with the ability to secure competitive pricing, favorable terms, and maintain high-quality standards.

Proficiency in inventory management, demand planning, and supply chain optimization techniques.

Familiarity with procurement software, ERP systems, and data analysis tools. 

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify process gaps and drive continuous improvement.

Effective communication and collaboration skills to work with internal and external stakeholders. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines.

Qualified candidates should send their cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic credentials, National ID, Recommendation letter (s) from previous employer (s) and a criminal record through the link bellow by 20th December 2023

KFH, R is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive Total Rewards Program


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