Head of Procurement

Anonymous Employer

Job Summary

To have overall responsibility for sourcing all raw and packaging materials required for production as well as sundry items for general operations of the Company. Build and maintain supplier relationships to ensure sustainable cost-effective procurement of all materials. Demonstrate extensive knowledge in the supply and demand planning process to ensure alignment of assumptions and consequences across the Company. Manage the Company’s external relationships with key regulatory bodies to ensure compliance and global supply chain standards maintained.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely procurement of raw material, packaging, reagents & glassware, equipment, spare parts, and general goods to meet corporate objectives.
  • Ensure adequate numbers of suppliers are approved for each material procured and to obtain high-quality suppliers for the company at competitive prices.
  • Ensure efficient tracking of all import materials resulting in timely delivery to meet production supply.
  • Negotiate and manage contracts with suppliers to optimize cost, quality, and delivery on behalf of the Company.
  • Ensures compliance with Custom Excise & Preventive Service and Ghana Food and Drugs Authority on all regulations that affect import and export of Pharmaceutical and other related products.
  • Coordinate with the Finance section to ensure timely execution of Letters of Credit to meet supplier, bank, and corporate requirements.
  • Oversee the preparation of all necessary documentation for clearance of materials at port.
  • Manage warehouse and monitor inventory Levels, raw and finished product cycles, product specifics, and freshness levels.
  • Track inventory levels to ensure optimal stock holding of all materials.
  • Provide visibility on future situations with scenario planning to support the business decisions.
  • Liaise with the Human Capital Section on Staff management issues such as hiring, training, performance management, welfare, discipline, etc. for staff.
  • Undertakes any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by Senior Management.


Qualifications and Responsibilities: 

  • First degree or 2nd degree plus a professional qualification in Supply Chain Management.
  • Minimum of 7 years in a managerial position required.
  • Must be proactive and have good decision-making skills.
  • Good interpersonal and managerial skills.
  • Ability to negotiate with suppliers.
  • Previous experience in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing environment is an added advantage
  • Certificate or previous experience in Purchasing & Supply
  • Must be computer literate in Ms. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Good analytical and forecasting skills.

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