Lagos, LA, Nigeria

Procurement Manager

 Job Description:

Lifestores is changing the face of healthcare in Nigeria by optimizing the role and effectiveness of pharmacies. They are providing access to quality healthcare and medication for the underserved in Nigeria. 
With the enablement of technology, they are providing personalized medical services to the Nigerian population at scale.
They have considerable experience in the healthcare sector due to being managed by seasoned pharmacists and professionals and backed by an international network of advisors and investors.
About The Role
Lifestores is looking to hire a Procurement Manager to lead and define the procurement strategy that will effectively optimize the procurement and delivery process. You will be responsible for finding solutions to challenges in the delivery process and managing vendor relationships.
What do you need to do to be considered Successful?
  • Define a procurement strategy that ensures that the right products arrive at the right time, quality, and price.
  • conduct pricing surveys and assess vendor performance.
  • Interact collaboratively with the store teams to identify product gaps in the stores & ensure the right product mix for each store.
  • Analyzing categories that are well-positioned to drive sales.
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.
  • leverage the IT system and identifying ways to reduce costs.
How Important Are you to the bottom line?
You'll be pivotal to the smoothness, quality, and speed of the process through which Lifestores sources products and delivers it to its stores. You basically have to own the end to end process of moving goods from vendors to stores.
Biggest Problem-Solving Duties on the Job
You'll have the exciting challenge of designing a foolproof logistics and procurement system that is responsive to short and long-term needs. You'll also manage relationships with vendors with an eye for maintaining quality and optimizing should be comfortable building & coaching a team
What do You need to Have done in your career?
  • Have direct experience procuring for at least 2 stores at a time and developing SOPs for procurement processes.
  • Have experience negotiating prices & payment terms with vendors and working with them on deliveries.
  • Have a strong knowledge of which products drive sales in the retail pharma space.
  • proficient in the use of MS Excel & Google Sheets.
  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers.
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data
  • demonstrate Lifestores’ core values: humility, initiative & hard work, customer centricity, trustworthiness, continual improvement, and data-driven.
What You Stand to Gain?
  •  competitive compensation
  • pension contributions, access to regular training, and ongoing feedback to boost your skills.
  • ample opportunities to work with and learn directly from world-class operators, including top pharmacists and leaders with backgrounds at Harvard and Stanford Business Schools. 

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