Supply Chain Strategy
- Identify key strategic vendors for D, C and E.
- Design or implement supply chains management.
- Implement new or improved supply chain processes.
- Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, others departments, or quality assurance.
Design or implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.
- Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.
- Manage activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, inventory control, warehousing, or receiving.
2. Supplier/vendor management
- Develop or implement procedures or systems to evaluate or select suppliers.
- Appraise supplier ability through on-site visits and measurements.
- Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
- Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback, or to discuss production forecasts or changes.
- Analyze information about supplier performance or procurement program success.
- Document physical supply chain processes, such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities, or system flows.
- Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities.
- Collaborate with other departments, such as accounting, quality assurance, to identify or qualify new suppliers.
3. Price management
- Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers.
4. Inventory management
- Design or implement plant warehousing strategies for goods
- Develop material costs forecasts or standard cost lists.
- Assess appropriate material and staffing levels to load, unload, move, or store goods.
- Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
- Conduct or oversee the conduct of life cycle analyses to determine the impacts of products, processes, or systems.
5. Delivery management
- Review or update supply chain practices in accordance with new or changing policies, standards, regulations, or laws.
- Evaluate and select information or other technology solutions to improve tracking and reporting of materials or products distribution, storage, or inventory.
- Identify opportunities to minimize waste
Desired Skills and Experience
- Strong interpersonal skills – good communicator & negogiator
- Good written skills and ability to present to senior management
- Strong leadership – can inspire high levels of performance and commitment from the supply chain team
- A good business sense and understands business operations
- Proven ability to work effectively in a political environment and establish effective working relationships with department heads and management, both at HQ and hospitals
- An expert in building internal and external relationships, with a demonstrated record of working successfully with a diverse range of stakeholders across a large organisation
- Can gain respect of employees and management; instills pride
- Can set a vision, drive high standards
- Enjoys working in a fast moving environment and can operate independently
- Has a practical, hands-on ‘can-do’ attitude
- Feels comfortable in a result driven environment
- Is genuinely interested in healthcare
- Is a true team player
- Minimum of 10 years work experience in supply chain management
- Previous leadership/management experience
- Bachelor Degree
- Previous experience in healthcare is preferred