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Management Trainees Jobs in Kenya (and Purchasing Manager)

Mission For Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) is a registered trust of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) formerly Kenya Episcopal Conference (KEC) and Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) with the mandate to provide reliable, quality and affordable essential drugs, medical supplies, training and other pharmaceutical services.

The organization is currently enhancing its operations for business growth and seeks to fill in the following vacant positions:-

Purchasing Manager

Job Purpose: To Develop and manage a supplier base and contracts for reliability and competitiveness.

Job Reports To: Head of Operations

Key Responsibilities:
  • To draw up service contracts for effective execution and performance monitoring
  • To co-ordinate purchasing activities to meet organizational needs
  • To Negotiate for capital item purchases for cost effectiveness
  • To Manage the tender process for quality, cost effectiveness and efficiency
  • To maintain a data base on market prices, commodity list, alternative products and sources to facilitate decision making
  • To address supplier performance issues for efficiency
  • To plan and control sectional budget to optimize utilization of resources
  • To ensure efficient performance management to achieve operational objectives

Job requirements:

Level of Education: Bachelors in Pharmacy

Professional/Additional Qualifications: Business related qualification will be added advantage.

Experience: Over 5 years’ hands on experience in medical supplies & pharmaceutical procurement

Job skills/Behavioral Attributes: a person with a high level of integrity, good negotiation skills, good interpersonal relations with excellent communication, organization, analytical and developed computer skills.

Management Trainees

Job Purpose: To undergo six (6) months internal training on MEDS operations, with possibility of permanent employment subject to satisfactory performance.

Job Reports To: Warehouse Manager

Job Requirements

Level of Education: Bachelors in Pharmacy

Professional/Additional Qualifications: Diploma in Business related field will be added advantage.

Experience: Not relevant but completed the required post-qualifying internship program
  • Job skills/Behavioral Attributes: Attention to detail, team player with a high level of integrity.

If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualifications and experience please send your CV and application letter to reach the address below by latest 25th April 2014.

The Human Resources Manager
P. O. Box 78040 – 00507, Viwandani
Nairobi, Kenya

Or Email: hr@meds.or.ke


We shall only contact the short-listed candidates.

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