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Supply & Distribution Manager At Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Date Posted: 18/Sep/2013
Deadline: 30/Sep/2013

 

CHAI is seeking a Supply & Distribution Manager to join the our team to provide support in the development and execution of end-to-end (manufacturer to private retailer and/or public health center) supply strategies to support the rapid scale up of zinc/ORS in four CHAI focal countries (India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda). This role will require close collaboration with key manufacturers, distributors/wholesalers, and other partner organizations (such as international donors). We are seeking a highly motivated individual with relevant experience in supplier relations and supply chain management; specifically in the private (pharmaceutical, FMCG) or public sector (health related commodities).

The manager will be responsible for guiding the development of our global and country specific distribution strategies; overseeing the successful execution of these strategies, and guide the management of relationships with key zinc/ORS suppliers in and across countries. The manager must have a detailed understanding of the challenges of in-country/national supply chains in both the public and private sectors in a developing country setting. In addition, the individual will provide overall support to country teams on all supply-related aspects of the broader zinc/ORS strategy development and implementation (particularly as teams are not yet fully staffed up). The Supply Chain Distribution Manager will spend ~30-50% of his/her time travelling both internationally and domestically to ensure the successful delivery of the programs. Preferred base location is Nigeria; alternative locations (such as the US) will be considered on a case by case basis for exceptionally qualified candidates.

Responsibilities:

• Provide support to country teams to develop detailed supply and distribution strategies in public and private sectors, to improve availability and affordability of zinc/ORS for target populations. • Support country teams in cultivating strong relationships with strategic partners – including local pharmaceutical companies, distributors/wholesalers, and other key stakeholders to identify and capitalize on opportunities to rationalize/streamline supply chains in a sustainable manner. • Support negotiations between suppliers and CHAI country teams/national governments on drug pricing and other supply terms and conditions, and manage ongoing contractual relationships with various parties. • Develop and present business analyses (both qualitative and quantitative) to inform CHAI’s work • Analyze and map end-to-end supply chains and their cost structures, identify key decision makers and potential inefficiencies. • Identify and implement key metrics to monitor the performance of the distribution systems • Engage CHAI’s scientific experts to provide technical support on matters related to optimizing drug formulations, sourcing of competitively priced raw materials/API, and matters related to drug quality • As needed, provide support to broader strategy development and implementation to country teams and ensure sharing of key information and insights across countries and partners. • Represent CHAI to the global health community, private-sector partners, and government officials to facilitate project development and implementation. • Build capacity as needed within the various stakeholders including CHAI country teams, Governments and Private Sector actors.

Qualifications:

• Minimum 5 years supply chain and specifically distribution related work experience, with a focus of working in Africa, ideally in the pharmaceutical or Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) fields. • Exceptional strategic development skills; ability to be a thought leader amidst substantial ambiguity and changing circumstances • Strong management skills, experience with managing complex projects with remote teams. • Exceptional analytical (quantitative and qualitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills, including the ability to communicative effectively with people of varied professional / cultural backgrounds • Demonstrated success in coordinating partners and developing strong relationships in order to drive a multi-stakeholder process • Entrepreneurial mindset and strong self-motivation • Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, high-pressure, multicultural environment • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities • Ability to rapidly absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, including technical information • Detail-oriented with strong organization skills • Plus: experience working in Nigeria; familiarity with Nigerian pharmaceutical/consumer markets.

How to apply:

CHAI is seeking a Supply & Distribution Manager to join the our team to provide support in the development and execution of end-to-end (manufacturer to private retailer and/or public health center) supply strategies to support the rapid scale up of zinc/ORS in four CHAI focal countries (India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda). This role will require close collaboration with key manufacturers, distributors/wholesalers, and other partner organizations (such as international donors). We are seeking a highly motivated individual with relevant experience in supplier relations and supply chain management; specifically in the private (pharmaceutical, FMCG) or public sector (health related commodities).

The manager will be responsible for guiding the development of our global and country specific distribution strategies; overseeing the successful execution of these strategies, and guide the management of relationships with key zinc/ORS suppliers in and across countries. The manager must have a detailed understanding of the challenges of in-country/national supply chains in both the public and private sectors in a developing country setting. In addition, the individual will provide overall support to country teams on all supply-related aspects of the broader zinc/ORS strategy development and implementation (particularly as teams are not yet fully staffed up). The Supply Chain Distribution Manager will spend ~30-50% of his/her time travelling both internationally and domestically to ensure the successful delivery of the programs. Preferred base location is Nigeria; alternative locations (such as the US) will be considered on a case by case basis for exceptionally qualified candidates.

Responsibilities:

• Provide support to country teams to develop detailed supply and distribution strategies in public and private sectors, to improve availability and affordability of zinc/ORS for target populations. • Support country teams in cultivating strong relationships with strategic partners – including local pharmaceutical companies, distributors/wholesalers, and other key stakeholders to identify and capitalize on opportunities to rationalize/streamline supply chains in a sustainable manner. • Support negotiations between suppliers and CHAI country teams/national governments on drug pricing and other supply terms and conditions, and manage ongoing contractual relationships with various parties. • Develop and present business analyses (both qualitative and quantitative) to inform CHAI’s work • Analyze and map end-to-end supply chains and their cost structures, identify key decision makers and potential inefficiencies. • Identify and implement key metrics to monitor the performance of the distribution systems • Engage CHAI’s scientific experts to provide technical support on matters related to optimizing drug formulations, sourcing of competitively priced raw materials/API, and matters related to drug quality • As needed, provide support to broader strategy development and implementation to country teams and ensure sharing of key information and insights across countries and partners. • Represent CHAI to the global health community, private-sector partners, and government officials to facilitate project development and implementation. • Build capacity as needed within the various stakeholders including CHAI country teams, Governments and Private Sector actors.

Qualifications:

• Minimum 5 years supply chain and specifically distribution related work experience, with a focus of working in Africa, ideally in the pharmaceutical or Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) fields. • Exceptional strategic development skills; ability to be a thought leader amidst substantial ambiguity and changing circumstances • Strong management skills, experience with managing complex projects with remote teams. • Exceptional analytical (quantitative and qualitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills, including the ability to communicative effectively with people of varied professional / cultural backgrounds • Demonstrated success in coordinating partners and developing strong relationships in order to drive a multi-stakeholder process • Entrepreneurial mindset and strong self-motivation • Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, high-pressure, multicultural environment • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities • Ability to rapidly absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, including technical information • Detail-oriented with strong organization skills • Plus: experience working in Nigeria; familiarity with Nigerian pharmaceutical/consumer markets.

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