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  • Senior Procurement Officer (Pharmacist) at Health Plus Limited

  • Posted on: 14 November, 2018 Deadline: 30 November, 2018
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  • HealthPlus Limited, Nigeria’s first integrative pharmacy, is the fastest-growing pharmacy chain in West Africa. We are committed to our mission of helping people achieve optimum health and vitality, while delivering superior value to stakeholders. Our vision is to be Africa’s #1 for pharmacy, wellness and beauty. Recently, we secured significant foreign investment from our partners to scale up our network of retail outlets and our online business. This strategy will give us unparalleled reach across the country and beyond.

    Our success is based on our great people, great values and a winning corporate culture. Our people are passionate, driven and committed to continuous learning in order to maintain our edge. Our testimonial is that we are proud to be members of the HealthPlus family as we are offered a strong platform to explore our potentials. We believe in best practices always and therefore employ and retain the best talents.

    Senior Procurement Officer (Pharmacist)


    Reference No: HP/PC/SPO
    Location: Lagos
    Contract Type: Permanent


    • The Senior Procurement Officer will be responsible for procuring products from vendors within and out of Nigeria. This person will ensure that stores do not run out of all products within her portfolio.
    • As well as support the Category Management Manager in implementing the organisational strategy covering procurement processes, liaising with related internal and external customers as well as key suppliers on allotted business areas

    Job Functions

    • Administration, Data Analysis, Data Capturing, Data Management, Inventory, Procurement, Product Management, Purchasing, Retail, Sales, Strategic Communication, Strategy, Supply Chain,Trade


    • Banking / Finance & Investment,Consulting Services,Distribution, Warehousing & Freight,Ecommerce,Financial Services, Fmcg (Fast Moving Consumer Goods Sector), Food & Beverages, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logistics,Management Consulting,Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical / Medical / Healthcare / Hygiene, Procurement & Purchasing,Retail

    Key elements of the role:

    • Support the Category Management Manager in implementing the organisational strategy covering procurement processes, liaising with related internal and external customers as well as key suppliers on allotted business areas
    • Identification of suitable suppliers by comparing prices, specifications, terms and service delivery quality
    • Building and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers
    • Effective & proactive liaison with other retail outlets and departments as necessary to forecast and plan to meet purchasing deadlines
    • Support demand planning in order to optimize inventory at the Distribution Center
    • Coordination of shipments from overseas and local suppliers
    • Effective tracking of the status of various requisitions, contracts and orders, forward & escalate bills to the Procurement Manager for approval of supplier payments
    • Monitoring inter-branch inventory transfer for accuracy
    • Assist in sourcing for new potential suppliers, maintain the Supplier Database and regularly update the Approved Vendor List
    • Negotiate with local and international suppliers and prepare price comparisons to support cost-effective budgeting
    • Monitor and analyze current trends in the marketplace
    • Timely preparation of purchasing records and management of purchasing information and the production of periodic management reports

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy and a Professional certification in Supply Chain Management or Purchasing
    • Membership of a relevant professional body
    • 5 years relevant work experience in the Pharma, Beauty, Retail, FMCG sectors as a Procurement & Supply Chain expert
    • Excellent verbal & written communications skills
    • Effective and Efficient Business writing skills
    • Numerate, with good finance abilities and capable of managing budgets
    • Strong forecasting and planning skills; able to correct assess the needs of the Business
    • Good working knowledge of MS Office applications
    • Sound analytical reasoning
    • Demonstrates sound decision making & problem solving skills
    • Good negotiation skills
    • High level of Integrity
    • Excellent Interpersonal & people skills
    • Ability to demonstrate strong emotional intelligence
    • High level of personal effectiveness; able to prioritize and manage time
    • Detail Orientation
    • Adaptable & dependable
    • Resourceful
    • Can effectively apply initiative

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Health Plus Limited career website on to apply

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