Aga Khan Hosp Director, Materials Management Division Job in Kenya

The Aga Khan University Hospital

Director, Materials Management Division

As Director, Materials Management Division, your goal will be to optimise the performance of the supply chain functions for o complex set of entities including: the University’s Main Hospital as well as outreach centers, academic campuses and other units distributed in East Africa. 
Working from Nairobi, Kenya, you will lead geographically distributed and specialist purchase teams, and in addition the centralised Group purchasing. 
At a time of rapid growth driven change, you will be responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and improving the operational activities and financial outcomes of the supply chain operations to ensure timeliness, cost effectiveness, robustness of supplies reliability.

Your performance will be assessed on among others sourcing, evaluation, acquisition, receiving, inspection, storage, distribution and disposal of all supplies, equipment and services. Your key tasks will be to:
  • Strategically plan and develop policies and procedures for the procurement of required consumables, equipment, services, and materials.
  • Direct, plan and oversee the purchasing of materials and services stores, central supplies, warehousing, distribution and inventory control.
  • Innovatively respond to the supplies needs of particular Business Units, and support their executive managers in the design and execution of their integrated procurement initiatives.
  • Lead, develop and execute strategic sourcing approaches, best practices and initiatives to support aggressive improvements in supplier quality, delivery, pricing, lead times, supplies payments, etc.
  • Objectively benchmark, track and analyse annual performance metrics for Supplies Management.
  • Strategically manage the selection, development and continuous improvement of the strategic suppliers base in terms of product/service quality, delivery timeliness, cost-effectiveness and risk control.
  • All other supply chain aspects of the Health Network Regional office and all its activities.
  • Identify, develop, support and effectively lead a team to drive the achievement of orgonisational objectives against ambitious opportunities for growth, learning and the fostering of o high performance culture.
The successful candidate for appointment to this position must demonstrate the Following clear qualifications, competencies and personal attributes.
  • A University degree in Supplies Management, Business Administration or other relevant area.
  • At least 8 years’ working experience in a senior supply chain role within a large volume, multi-site organisation and ideally fast moving goods operations.
  • Excellent financial acumen and business sense
  • Proficiency in Enterprise Resource, and Microsoft Office or other general user applications.
  • Excellent learn leadership skills, including: communication, public and interpersonal relations, role modelling and personal and professional development of people.
  • Excellent personal skills and attributes including: superior self-organisation, excellent management negotiation and influencing, and strongly demonstrated self-initiative.
To apply, please email your application with ALL the following: detailed CV, email address, day and mobile (or evening) telephone contacts, current and expected remuneration packages; and the names, emails and telephone contacts of three referees, to reach us by 16 July 2012.

The Resourcing Director
Maer Associates Limited
PO Box 6786- 00200 City Square MAER ASSOCIATES
Nairobi, KENYA Management Consultants


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