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The Supply Chain and Distribution Manager is responsible for managing continuous ordering and shipment of medical consumables to AHN centers and WHS

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

AHN is undergoing rapid growth in Tanzania and is looking for a Supply Chain and Distribution Manager that can scale the supply chain across a broad geographic area to meet existing and new center needs. Additionally, AHN is currently negotiating an exclusive contract for a major medical manufacturer and is planning to launch a distribution business in the next year. The Supply Chain and Distribution Manager will aid in contract negotiations and work closely with the CEO and Country Head to build the business


Duties and responsibilities:

Manage procurement and distribution for Africa Healthcare Network centers and evolve supply chain to match AHN’s rapid growth and increasing geographic dispersion Build and maintain relationships with large, medium, and small suppliers for procurement both locally and internationally Establish and maintain vendor contact to place, follow up, and expedite orders to ensure deliveries meet targeted schedule Manage relationships with Tanzania Food & Drug Authority (TFDA) to ensure rapid processing of licenses and special permits and shipping agents to ensure rapid clearing of medical product imports Interface with AHN centers to check


Duties and responsibilities

  •        Manage procurement and distribution for Africa Healthcare Network centers and evolve supply chain to match AHN’s rapid growth and increasing geographic dispersion
  •        Build and maintain relationships with large, medium, and small suppliers for procurement both locally and internationally
  •        Establish and maintain vendor contact to place, follow up, and expedite orders to ensure deliveries meet targeted schedule
  •       Manage relationships with Tanzania Food & Drug Authority (TFDA) to ensure rapid processing of licenses and special permits and shipping agents to ensure rapid clearing of medical product imports
  •       Interface with AHN centers to check 
  •        Manage procurement and distribution for Africa Healthcare Network centers and evolve supply chain to match AHN’s rapid growth and increasing geographic dispersion
  •        Build and maintain relationships with large, medium, and small suppliers for procurement both locally and internationally
  •        Establish and maintain vendor contact to place, follow up, and expedite orders to ensure deliveries meet targeted schedule
  •       Manage relationships with Tanzania Food & Drug Authority (TFDA) to ensure rapid processing of licenses and special permits and shipping agents to ensure rapid clearing of medical product imports
  •       Interface with AHN centers to check inventory, re-order, and ensure that critical medical equipment is always in stock
  •      Interface with Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Country Head to ensure capital equipment stock meets new center build needs
  •      Build shipment schedule from our warehouse to centers, coordinate, assemble and package clinic / warehouse orders for shipment, and manage drivers to ensure speedy delivery and alignment to protocol
  •        Scale current supply chain to meet growth needs and increasing geographic dispersion
  •        Learn and maintain warehouse software to reflect current inventory levels
  •        Receive incoming supplies and place supplies in proper place
  •        Identify and segregate damaged, deteriorated and expired drugs and other supplies to enable accurate inventory tracking
  •         Record and report any discrepancies for appropriate measures to be taken
  •         Manage AHN’s fleet of vehicles, working to ensure zero  down time, and team of drivers to ensure 100% on-time and complete (OTC) distribution of medical products throughout Tanzania
  •         Work with CEO and Country Head to build nascent distribution business
  •          Contribute to contract negotiations and help build business plan
  •         Identify and work with vendors to facilitate reliable equipment shipment
  •              Proactively solve inevitable shipment problems as they come up with little oversight
  •             Build relationships with supplier and communicate closely
  •            Form and maintain customer relationships
  •         Process customer orders promptly and work with Financial Controller to generate invoices
  •          Respond promptly to customer needs (<1 business day response policy always) and deliver excellent customer experience
  •          Perform any other related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned


Requirements

·         Bachelors degree required, Masters Degree preferred

·         At least 4 years of supply chain and/or procurement experience

·         Strong understanding of Tanzanian import process and regulations

·         Work in healthcare sector a plus

·         Experience scaling supply chain a plus

·         Experience in a customer-facing distribution role a plus

·         Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills

·         Experience building and maintaining customer and supplier relationships

·         Ability to work with limited budgets and human resources without extensive structural or operational support

·         Ability to work through sensitive political contexts and develop strong relationships with government officials and multilateral organizations

·         Strong work ethic and flexibility, respectful of local norms and culture, ability to work with humility and urgency

·         Proficient in sophisticated supply chain and warehousing softwares

·         High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

·         Exceptional written and oral communications skills

·         Speaks fluent English and Kiswahili


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