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Head of Materials Management (Hospital) – Nairobi, Kenya.

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

A reputable private hospital in Kenya, is looking to recruit a Head of Materials Management. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that supplies are purchased as well as controlled and managed in a manner that always ensures efficient Hospital operational within stipulated Hospital and applicable legal requirements. The ideal candidate Must have broad Supply Chain working experience in a Hospital.
Qualifications :
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Diploma or other postgraduate qualification in Supply Chain Management.
  • Proven track record in managing a busy medium/large size purchasing and warehousing department.
  • Purchasing and Warehouse experience in hospitals will be an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Track record of effective leadership of large and disparate teams.


  • Develop and implement policies and procedures that promote efficiency, transparency and accountability for Purchasing.
  • Set up and implement a supply chain system that ensures all purchasing for Hospital supplies and equipment are in accordance with hospital policies.
  • Responsible for developing and realizing the Capital equipment budget for the hospital, as well as realizing the operational supplies budgets set by the management.
  • Develop, manage and set up systems to monitor the day to day activities of the purchasing department staff.
  • Be a key player in the senior management team in advising on Hospital pricing structures to ensure the hospital retains a respectable surplus from all its purchases.
  • Participate in senior-level management activities including development and implementation of the institutional strategic plan.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures that ensure efficient stock levels and equipment are always maintained at the Hospital.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures that ensure safe receipt, storage and distribution of all Hospital purchases.
  • Develop and implement systems that ensure complete, accurate and efficient recording of all materials purchased and distributed in the hospital.
  • Develop and maintain systems that monitor the day to day activities of stock Management/Warehouse staff.
  • Discovering and supporting growth opportunities for the hospital.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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