Purchasing Specialist: Pharmacy – Kigali, Rwanda

Our client, the fastest growing pharmacy and health hub in East Africa is seeking to recruit for a FMCG Purchasing Specialist to be based in Rwanda. The ideal candidate will be responsible for coordinating workflow and services related to drug and equipment/supplies procurement processes. He or she MUST have previous experience and knowledge of purchasing, inventory, distribution, and record keeping for medications 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  • Process disposal and/or disposition of outdated, overstocked, or damaged merchandise, and obtain proper credits or exchanges.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