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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Head of Stores and Operations - National Medical Stores

Job title Head of Stores and Operations - National Medical Stores

National Medical Stores is an autonomous Corporation that was
established by an Act of Parliament 1993. Our mandate is to procure,
store and distribute medicines and other medical supplies to public
health facilities.

Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
Job category: Medical/Health
Min. years of experience: 5 years
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: April 24, 2013 - 5pm
Purpose of the Job : To oversee all operations of the warehouse to
ensure that NMS trading stock is efficiently and
effectively received, stored and delivered to
Government Health Facilities.
1. Overseeing all operations of stores of NMS
2. Budgeting for stores and operations department
3. Preparing quarterly and annual departmental reports
4. Coordinating a cost effective execution of logistic function in
accordance with the business strategy
5. Establishing and implementing procedures and guidelines on
storage, storage, stock control, distribution and logistics
management in accordance with the corporate plan 3
6. To coordinate cost effective execution of stock control function
in line with the business strategy
7. Ensures that there is timely and efficient distribution of
medicines and medical supplies to our clients
8. Initiate, formulate and implement systems, procedures and
guidelines on storage and stock control management to achieve
strategic departmental/corporate objectives
9. Participating in forecasting requirements for drugs and medical
supplies to meet customer demands for all public health
facilities in the country and private sector
10. Planning and determining overall storage capacity
requirements and optimum locations for both NMS trading
stocks and third party procurements in advance, to avoid space
11. Categorizing products into unique product classifications in
the ware house Management Information Systems, to ensure
easy product tracking and reporting.
12. Co-coordinating and supervising the receipt of supplies in
the stores including allocation of space, equipment and
manpower in line with set NMS receiving procedures
13. Planning and managing stock placement locations for
received products to ensure quick order processing, and
controlling and operating a computerized warehouse
management system inventories through automated system
tracking of codes, movements, transfers and disposals
14. Planning for and organizing periodic cycle counts and
stocking exercises to provide accountability fro stock holding
15. scheduling the utilization, maintenance, repair and
replacement of warehouse equipment including their security
and safeguard 4
16. Coordinating and supervising order processing in the
warehouse, including planning and allocation of work schedules
in accordance with the stores management manual
17. Generating, analyzing and reporting on stock positions and
consumption patterns for the entire NMS product range and
Third party products
18. Supervising the safety and hygiene in storage and handling
of stocks in line with International Pharmaceutical storage
19. Supervising staff and participating in their recruitment,
training, appraisal and development and dealing with
disciplinary issues, so as to maximize their productivity
1) Bachelor of Pharmacy
2) Registration with the pharmacy Board
3) Masters Degree in Management, or Health Related field.
4) At least 5 years working experience at senior management
level in a Warehouse or Supply Chain Management.
5) Conversant with Computer packages like Excel, MS Word,
Power point, Access.
Contact/How to apply:
Head of Human Resource and Support Services,
National Medical Stores,
Plot 4-16 Nsamizi Road Entebbe.
P.O Box 4-12