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E-DRUG: Vacancy: i+solutions is looking for a full time Procurement Specialist
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i+solutions is looking for a Procurement Specialist (full time, based in 
Woerden, the Netherlands).

The job description is specified below, is also available at 
http://www.iplussolutions.org/en/content/procurement-specialist-2. 

Interested candidates, please send your CV, along with a cover letter, 
detailing relevant experience, via e-mail 
to: hr@iplussolutions.org, 
subject 'Procurement Specialist'�, or to: i+solutions, 
attn. HR Department, Polanerbaan 11, 3447 GN Woerden.

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i+solutions is an independent international not-for-profit organization, 
specializing in pharmaceutical supply chain management for low and middle 
income countries. We offer high quality integrated supply chain and consultancy 
services for HIV/AIDS-, Malaria-, T.B.-treatment and for Reproductive Health 
activities through Innovation, Information Technology, creativity and effective 
execution. 
We help to meet the needs of countries and organizations by supporting them 
taking greater responsibility for their procurement, capacity building, and 
facilities and systems, to increase self-sufficiency in local pharmaceutical 
supply chain management. Our key areas of expertise include: 

• Procurement & Supply Services 
• Training & Consultancy Services 
• Innovative Projects 

i+solutions is a young and dynamic organization located in Woerden with a local 
office Washington DC. In Woerden we employ about 70 persons and work with 
sub-contractors across the globe. 

Our clients include international organizations such as WHO, UNFPA, Ministries 
of Health and of Foreign Affairs, USAID, the Global Fund, UNITAID, NGO's and 
private companies. We are the major pharmaceutical procurement partner in the 
US Government-funded PEPFAR program and the Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM) 
for the Global Fund, with a total yearly procurement volume over 300 million 
USD. 

As a result of our growing international activities we are looking for a: 
Procurement Specialist (fulltime, Woerden).

The Procurement Specialist is responsible for accurate purchase order 
processing, either within the framework of established long-term contracts with 
suppliers or by utilizing tender or direct negotiation procedures in compliance 
with the applicable procurement and quality assurance policies such as the US 
Government Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) or the Global Fund Procurement 
and Quality policies. Procurement activities are carried out as per standard 
operating procedures, either in-house procedures or those determined by 
specific client organizations. 

Key Responsibilities
Administration:
• Accurate data entry and maintenance of all order process steps.
• Documentation of all relevant information.

Managing Requests for Quotations: 
• Evaluation of client requirements and eligible sources, evaluation of bids.
• Solicitation of quotation for pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. 
• Negotiation on pricing and other terms.
• Awarding of orders.

Order Processing:
• Creation of purchase orders as per requested specifications and negotiated 
offers.
• Obtaining required procurement approvals from client organisations / donors.
• Liaison with Supply Coordinators on smooth progression of orders through to 
completion.
• Liaison with suppliers on non-successful bids.

Relationship management:
• Ongoing development of relationships with existing and new suppliers.
• Liaison with Inventory Manager on supply plans of Regional Distribution 
Centres.
• Liaison with customers and in-country teams on products specifications and 
supply plans and handling of all order-related complaints with vendors in 
collaboration with Operations Managers.

Other miscellaneous tasks as and when required.

Qualifications
• Approximately 5 years of work experience in procurement, out of which a 
minimum of 2-3 years in a pharmaceutical procurement environment desired.
• Educational level at least HBO (3rd level education), or a dedicated 
procurement education (i.e. NEVI 1).
• Strong organizational skills and ability to perform multiple tasks 
simultaneously, set priorities and work in a team with diverse cultural 
backgrounds.
• Self driven with a high sense of quality, accuracy, efficiency and meeting 
tight deadlines.
• Fluency in oral and written English is a must, French is a preference, 
knowledge of Spanish is a plus.
• Excellent communicative and social skills.
• Strong computer skills, including sound knowledge of Windows and Microsoft 
Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
• Experience in and knowledge of international logistics (preferred).
• Experience with donor funded projects is considered an advantage.
• Analytical capacity and insight into business processes, both in the industry 
and in the business policy arena.

Conditions of Employment 
The positions are for a fulltime workweek (40 hours). We offer a dynamic and 
pleasant working environment, attractive salary and secondary benefits. 

Your response
Interested candidates, please send your CV, along with a cover letter, 
detailing relevant experience, via e-mail 
to: hr@iplussolutions.org, 
subject 'Procurement Specialist', or 
to: i+solutions, attn. HR Department, Polanerbaan 11, 3447 GN Woerden.

For further general and/or detailed information on the vacancy, 
please contact Mr. A. van Dongen, Director Procurement & Supply Services, 
or Mr. W. Kreft, Operational Manager PPM, at +31(0)348 489630.

Only short-listed candidates meeting the required qualifications will be 
contacted.

No agencies please.
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(Ms.) Maaike Jansen
HR Officer
i+solutions
phone +31 0348 489 652
Email: mjansen@iplussolutions.org
Website: www.iplussolutions.org
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