Purchasing Specialist: FMCG – Kigali, Rwanda

Our client, the fastest growing pharmacy and health hub in East Africa is seeking to recruit a Purchasing Specialist FMCG to be based in Rwanda. The ideal candidate will be responsible for coordinating workflow and services related to FMCG procurement processes in the pharmacy and related business. He or she MUST have previous experience and knowledge of purchasing, inventory, distribution, and record keeping for FMCG and related goods for the Pharmacy.

Key Requirements:

  • Locate, evaluate, and select cost-effective supply sources for OTC, prescription and specialty medicines and products.
  • Update and maintain ordering and inventory control system, including purchasing and inventory records.
  • Set reorder points to maximize inventory turns while maintaining adequate supply and stock level.
  • Process invoices for payment in a timely manner including approval, reconcile product received against items billed, and match packing slips to invoices.
  • Process disposal and/or disposition of outdated, overstocked, or damaged merchandise, and obtain proper credits or exchanges.
  • Maintain supply chain integrity by managing, receiving, and storing ordered products, as well as preparing usage reports to track purchasing patterns and trends.
  • Assist pharmacist, COO, and others in analysis of drug purchases and monitoring formulary compliance.
  • Oversee pharmacy drug inventories, including fiscal and controlled substance inventories.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree in purchasing.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail.
  • Must be a strong team player with ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and always be professional and enthusiastic.
  • Ability to assimilate complex data from a variety of sources.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills at all with the ability to influence and build strong relationships both internally & externally.
  • Excellent systems skills & a good understanding of excel.
  • Should be prepared to work irregular or long hours at certain times of the year.

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  • Education:Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Type:Full Time
  • Location:Kigali, Rwanda
  • Career Level:Mid-Level
  • Salary:Monthly gross salary of Ksh.100,000 - Ksh. 200,000 (Approx. USD 1000-2000)
  • Deadline:25th May 2022