Procurement Manager

at Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies
Published November 15, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Procurement  
Job Type Full Time  



Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) is a Christian not-for-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. It is a Registered Trust of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK). The Organization’s core mandate is being a reliable supply chain for quality and affordable Health Products and Technologies, Quality Assurance and Health Advisory Services. MEDS was established in 1986 and serves clients spread all over Kenya and other regions both in Africa and beyond.

The position will report to the Head of Supply Chain and will be responsible for procuring trade and non-trading commodities.

Key responsibilities:

Liaise with relevant functions in the organization to determine product and service needs
Develop and manage supplier base and contracts for reliability and competitiveness
Draw up service contracts for effective execution and performance monitoring
Coordinate purchasing activities to meet organizational needs
Approve and authorize purchase orders for accountability
Manage tender process for quality, cost effectiveness and efficiency
Administer the full cycle of subcontractor management activities, including planning, facilitation, selection, pre-award assessments, negotiation, submission, orientations, review of monthly reports, monitoring/compliance visits and closeout
Manage RFP and bid analysis process for subcontracts
Place overseas orders, liaise with clearing agent and verify transactional documents to facilitate payment
Develop and maintain Procedures for Procurement Section for efficiency
Prepare Management Reports for decision making


Master’s Degree in Supply Chain or related course

Bachelor in Pharmacy


At least 7 years in Procurement of which 3 is in a Managerial position

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