County Sales & Marketing Officer at Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA)

Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA)

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Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) is a state corporation under the Ministry of Health established under the KEMSA Act 2013 whose mandate is:
Procure, warehouse and distribute drugs and medical supplies for prescribed public health programs, the national strategic stock reserve, prescribed essential health packages and national referral hospitals …

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County Sales & Marketing Officer

Job Type Full Time
Qualification BA/BSc/HND
Experience 2 years
Location Nairobi
Job Field Sales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development&nbsp

(REF. KEMSA/HRA/CSMO/HR/9/2024)
PURPOSE STATEMENT
Reporting to the Regional Sales & Marketing Executive or the Head SSD, the County Sales and Marketing Officer will be responsible for managing the sales and marketing function within specified/allocated Counties or other customers of the Supplementary Services Division (SSD). He/she will be responsible for ensuring that KEMSA’s client requirements and requests within the specified Counties are met and also market and sell commodities to the allocated counties or SSD Customers. The positions will be based in various County Locations across the Country.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES.
The jobholder will have the following principal accountabilities:

To develop, implement and execute sales and marketing strategies within the County.
To liaise with the respective County Administration, Health teams or SSD Customers on medical supply matters to ensure continued supply of commodities.
To follow up on payments for sales already made (debt collection).
To obtain and respond to feedback from Health Care personnel involved in drug management at County, Sub-County and Rural Health Facilities or SSD customers on product requirements/performances and service levels.
To conduct and obtain market intelligence and penetration of new/emerging markets
To relay relevant quality related information to the Quality Assurance Manager.
To obtain monthly receipts, usage and stock holding for the health facilities or SSD Customers.
To analyze and evaluate results on a monthly and quarterly basis, and take the necessary corrective action in order to achieve desired profit levels.
To provide the relevant accurate input into the sales forecasting process to ensure optimal inventory availability at all times.
To ensure that the correct mix of stock is maintained at customer facilities to meet patient needs.
To establish and maintain good relationships with the entire clientele
Conduct risk analysis, advise on key elements and mitigation measures within the function.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
The requisite qualifications for this position will be as follows:

Bachelors’ Degree from a recognized institution preferably with pharmaceutical, medical or biomedical background.
Diploma or equivalent qualifications in Sales and Marketing from a recognized institution.
Proficiency in use of MS Office applications and ERP platform.
Two (2) years’ experience in sales/marketing function.
Demonstrable understanding of how the public health sector supply chain operates.
Possess a clean, valid Driving Licence free from any endorsements. 

Method of Application

Successful candidates will be required to satisfy the following requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010:

Police Clearance Certificate from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority.
Higher Education Loans Board (for University Graduates)
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Clearance

Those interested and who meet the above requirements are invited to apply for the job.
The application should be accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials addressed as below should reach the Chief Executive Officer not later than 31st January 2024.
The applicant’s envelope should quote the Reference Number of the position they are applying for.
Ag. Chief Executive Officer,
Kenya Medical Supplies Authority,
13 Commercial Street Industrial Area,
P.O. Box 47715-0010,
NAIROBI
Attn. Director HR & Administration
‘The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity and Gender Equality’.
NOTE: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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