HealthPlus Limited, Nigeria’s first integrative pharmacy, is the fastest-growing pharmacy chain in West Africa. We are committed to our mission of helping people achieve optimum health and vitality, while delivering superior value to stakeholders. Our vision is to be Africa’s #1 for pharmacy, wellness and beauty. Recently, we secured significant foreign investment from our partners to scale up our network of retail outlets and our online business. This strategy will give us unparalleled reach across the country and beyond.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Senior Procurement Officer (Pharmacist)Reference #: HP/PC/SPOLocation: LagosContract Type: PermanentIntroductionThe Senior Procurement Officer will be responsible for procuring products from vendors within and out of Nigeria. This person will ensure that stores do not run out of all products within her portfolio.As well as support the Category Management Manager in implementing the organisational strategy covering procurement processes, liaising with related internal and external customers as well as key suppliers on allotted business areasJob FunctionsAdministration, Data Analysis, Data Capturing, Data Management, Inventory, Procurement, Product Management, Purchasing, Retail, Sales, Strategic Communication, Strategy, Supply Chain, TradeIndustries: Banking / Finance & Investment, Consulting Services, Distribution, Warehousing & Freight, Ecommerce, Financial Services, Fmcg (Fast Moving Consumer Goods Sector), Food & Beverages, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logistics, Management Consulting, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical / Medical / Healthcare / Hygiene,Procurement & Purchasing, Retail.Specification Key Elements of the role:Support the Category Management Manager in implementing the organisational strategy covering procurement processes, liaising with related internal and external customers as well as key suppliers on allotted business areasIdentification of suitable suppliers by comparing prices, specifications, terms and service delivery qualityBuilding and maintaining strong relationships with suppliersEffective & proactive liaison with other retail outlets and departments as necessary to forecast and plan to meet purchasing deadlinesSupport demand planning in order to optimize inventory at the Distribution CenterCoordination of shipments from overseas and local suppliersEffective tracking of the status of various requisitions, contracts and orders, forward & escalate bills to the Procurement Manager for approval of supplier paymentsMonitoring inter-branch inventory transfer for accuracyAssist in sourcing for new potential suppliers, maintain the Supplier Database and regularly update the Approved Vendor ListNegotiate with local and international suppliers and prepare price comparisons to support cost-effective budgetingMonitor and analyze current trends in the marketplaceTimely preparation of purchasing records and management of purchasing information and the production of periodic management reports.