Procurement / Purchase Manager (Pharma)

Procurement / Purchase Manager (Pharma)

Responsible for successful bidding for government tenders, acquisition of new business and coordinating and developing suppliers base internationally to meet the client’s requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Procurement Manager is fully accountable for the P&L and achievement of Plan goals.
  • Well versed with the system of government tenders and procurement
  • Provide guidance, analysis & management of the tendering process from preparation of tender documentation right through to contract award
  • Negotiating tenders and direct purchasing opportunities with government’s, military, police, private and educational institutions.
  • Analyze tender documentation including products, services, quantities, delivery deadlines, terms, and conditions.
  • Control the bid & proposal cycle from start to completion, including any materials required to be submitted to the customer
  • Have good relations with key persons to control decision making inside accounts.
  • Understand the tender timeline and develops a schedule plan to meet relevant milestones on time
  • Lead supplier selection and pre-qualification process globally
  • Prepare “Request for Quotation" RfQ documents, analyze and compare responses from suppliers / vendors of all prices, delivery dates, terms and conditions
  • Lead strategic supplier relationship management to continually identify process improvements and cost reduction opportunities
  • Advice on contract and agreements for the supply of pharmaceuticals with new and existing suppliers
  • Develop, evaluate or lead internal and external relationships with suppliers and other cross-functional team
  • Conduct quality control and pharmacovigilence activities, when deemed necessary or as an element of routine supplier management
  • Develop and implement workflow and logistics processes
  • Work directly with distributors on order completion and delivery

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Pharmacy, or equivalent pharmacy qualification
  • 4-6 years of pharmaceutical distribution and tenders. Pharmacist preferred
  • Experience in sourcing of pharmaceuticals from leading global manufacturers & suppliers
  • Experience of medical logistics and pharmaceutical supply chain systems
  • Extensive knowledge of pharmaceuticals related quality systems such as GDP and GMP
  • General knowledge of applicable laws and regulations

Key Competencies

  • Data analysis, problem solving and decision making
  • Negotiation skills
  • Strong communication & influence skills; Native Arabic speaker preferred
  • Ability to develop documents conforming legal drafting and contracting framework
  • Proficient in working with Microsoft word, excel and power point
  • Strong self-motivation and high professional Ethics