24 Feb 2021

Biomedical Procurement Officer at West Africa Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC)

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Job Description


Job Summary

• The candidate will be responsible for managing and processing all procurement requests from Postgraduate Fellows and project teams to advance the achievement of research and training goals of the Centre. The candidate will be required to have current knowledge of biomedical research reagents and to advise, and make recommendations based on current market data.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Receive and process procurement requests from Postgraduate Fellows and laboratories and provide frequent updates on status of requests
• Participate in procurement committee meetings and provide management with weekly reports on status of procurement requests
• Prepare quarterly procurement performance reports and market research reports for review by management
• Develop and maintain a list of approved suppliers to track quality of supplies/equipment, encourage competitive pricing and ensure timely awards and execution of contracts
• Develop and maintain strong professional relationships with suppliers to encourage prompt responses to requests, open dialogue and cooperation in identifying best options that add value to purchasing decisions
• Liaise with suppliers to ensure adherence to contract agreements and lead corrective action plans in the instance of breach of contract
• Receive and inspect items/consumables on delivery to ascertain compliance with stated specifications
• Take on any other related duties which may be assigned

Qualification Required & Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical/Health Sciences Minimum 3 years of experience in procurement/marketing/sales in the medical/related field
• Ability to collect and analyse information to make accurate input for negotiations and procurement decisions
• Sufficient knowledge and understanding of procurement laws in Ghana High proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word and intermediate Power Point skills
• Excellent communications and interpersonal skills including fluency in English, ability to communicate effectively with
• different groups, maintain respectful demeanour towards colleagues, suppliers and representatives of partner institutions, and have good report writing skills
• Good computer literacy skills, with competencies in spreadsheets, word processing power point, electronic communications applications, including teleconferencing

Location: Accra



Method of Application

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to: [email protected]

Closing Date: 21 March, 2021





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