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Category Management Support-Officer

Woerden, The Netherlands

Job Title:                     Category Management Support-Officer

Location:                    Woerden, The Netherlands

Position:                     36-40 hours per week

Start date:                 As soon as possible


We dream of a world where no medical need goes unmet. Suffering or dying because of a lack of medicines is inhumane. That’s why we do whatever it takes to create better access to medicine for people around the globe. Our job is done when every person on this planet has access to the right medication & medical supplies. And we know how.
Since 2005, i+solutions has set the industry standard for health procurement. We drive an innovative agenda to improve global health supply chains. We combine procurement, training, project management, quality assurance and technical expertise to make a difference from the first to the last mile, closing the gap between patients and medicine.

Big dreams ask for big solutions. That’s why we work with global donors, countries and partners to make a difference daily. These partnerships enable us to scale our solutions, drive industry innovation, and conquer new challenges. Together, we combine big hearts with big data to improve supply chains that secure accessibility and care.

Our core values

The Category Management Unit and Role description:

The Category Management (CM) department is responsible for developing a deep understanding of the market dynamics for a given product category and the most appropriate strategy to maximize value in terms of cost savings/avoidance, demand management, risk reduction, supplier performance, and contract management.

The CM team is responsible for the sourcing and procurement activities of the organization. The CM unit implements global sourcing and procurement strategies to deliver quality assured health commodities to clients at the best value for money. Currently, the team is actively sourcing and procuring a range of product categories that include among others Essential Medicines, Personal Protective Equipment, Oxygen Therapy Equipment and Devices and COVID therapeutics. The CM unit is looking for a Team member to support the department administratively. The Support-Officer we are looking for, is an energetic, flexible team player to successfully support the department to achieve desired outcomes.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Issuing tenders i.e. Requests for Quotation
  • Coordination of the administration of the tender process
  • Evaluating bids and managing awards
  • Supporting the team administratively during the biding process and evaluation
  • Product prequalification activities in close collaboration with the i+ Quality Assurance (QA) department and suppliers
  • Coordination and setting up supplier performance calls with vendors
  • Managing internal and external supplier communication
  • Assisting with requisition/sales order/purchase order management when required.
  • Follow up on supplier pre-payments and any due payments with finance
  • Coordinate Quality Control (QC) testing activities for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in close collaboration with i+ QA, SGS and the suppliers
  • As required, work with the supply chain team on regular communication with PPE suppliers to eliminate any supply chain bottlenecks to allow smooth movement of goods
  • Administrative activities including but not limited to filing mailboxes, document storage folders etc.

Education, Skills & Competencies:

  • Higher vocational level (HBO) education in Management Support
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in working as a Management Support Officer
  • Strong sense of responsibility and ability to complete work with minimal supervision à Ownership and pro-activity towards task achievement
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English language is required
  • Well-developed time management skills and ability to handle multiple levels of advanced administrative work
  • Strong planning and organizational skills while organizational sensitive
  • Excellent working knowledge of Office 365 applications, AFAS knowledge is a plus
  • Strong affinity with the purpose and impact of i+ solutions
  • Knowledge in the field of NGO’s and preferably international development or the humanitarian world is a plus
  • Available for at least 36 hours a week
  • Eligible to work in the Netherlands and currently living in The Netherlands.

What we offer:

  • Working in a great team and in a pleasant atmosphere
  • A drive for purpose and a multicultural environment
  • Teaming with professionals that put passion into our mission
  • Good compensation package and opportunities for personal development
  • 30 vacation days (on full time basis)
  • 7 months contract with a possible renewal

Values and background check

i+solutions has a zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation and abuse.

i+solutions may conduct background and reference checks on applicants who accept job employment offers.

Please apply with your CV and cover letter telling us why you think you would be a great fit for this position