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Supply Chain Manager

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
October 09, 2019

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Wakweya Banja Health Supply Chain Specialist 240-***-**** Silver Spring, MD 20904

Innovative and hard-working health commodity expert dedicated to design and implementation of innovative supply chain solutions. High-performing manager with a long track record of recognition for outstanding job performance in every professional role. Trusted and honest supply chain specialist with a commitment to process optimization. Talent for collaborating efficiently on complex problems and addressing challenges independently. Capable communicator, able to cooperate with international organizations as well as government entities. Areas of Expertise include:

Strategic Planning & Forecasting

Warehouse Management

Health Commodity Management

Cost Analysis & Reduction

Government Relations & Compliance

Project Management

Inventory & Logistics Control

Team Training & Leadership

Creative Problem Resolution

Order & Fulfillment Processing

Procurement & Purchasing

Process Optimization

Professional Experience

IBM/USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management Arlington, VA 2018-Present

Organization engaging with key partners to advance availability and quality of health commodities.

Procurement specialist

Manage the end to end procurement of laboratory reagents, consumables, general medical supplies and equipment Prepare and issue Request for quotations to suppliers, manufacturers and wholesalers, conduct the bid evaluation and award to the winners.

Key Accomplishments:

Handle tender process, awarding contract, prepare procurement technical package and implementation of the contract for laboratory commodities valued at tens of millions of Dollars.

Execute and lead the communication between clients (Field office team-Country), suppliers, freight and logistics and internal departments successfully achieving an on-time delivery target of over 80%.

Process all orders in ERP, manage suppliers, work closely with the team and also play key role in process improvements.

IBM/USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management Arlington, VA 2016-2018

Organization engaging with key partners to advance availability and quality of health commodities.

Supply Planning Analyst

Analyze, update, and monitor national supply plans for Antiretrovirals (ARVs) to maintain accurate estimates of need in each of the Regional Distribution Centers (RDC). Spearhead design of inventory management systems, taking into account batch control, order processing, and distribution for complete RDC pharmaceutical product inventory. Troubleshoot and address any issues with quantity or batch mismatches in three separate but integrated ERP systems. Manage sourcing of ARVs to be distributed from RDCs.

Key Accomplishments:

Handle supply and inventory planning and execution for system that distributes $150M of ARVs annually to warehouses in Dubai, South Africa, and Belgium RDCs under a multibillion USD government contract to procure and supply ARVs.

Distribute and fulfill orders for ARVs totaling $500M in more than 20 countries worldwide.

Design, implement, and operate highly complex supply and distribution systems at the international level on multiple continents, eventually serving the needs of numerous countries.

Management Sciences for Health/Supply Chain Management System Arlington, VA 2011-2016

A USAID-PEPFAR funded project.

Senior Technical Advisor

Advise on operation of entire ordering and delivery infrastructure for HIV/AIDS commodities for nations in Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Liaise regularly with national field offices, the Project Management Office, procurement team, logistics partners, and warehouse teams. Focus on delivering product on-time and bettering key performance indicators. Utilize Orion ERP to streamline warehousing, shipping, and handling of HIV/AIDS commodities in Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa. Facilitate dispatch of emergency orders to redress out-of-stocks in multiple Global Fund and PEPFAR funded countries.

Key Accomplishments:

Executed demand and supply planning for HIV/AIDS commodities for 15 countries, totalling hundreds of millions of dollars.

Achieved on-time delivery rate of over 80% through efficient order processing, warehouse monitoring, and inventory management.

Management Sciences for Health/Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) Ethiopia 2008-2010

A nonprofit dedicated to creating resilient and sustainable health systems.

Distribution Manager

Founded SCMS presence in West Ethiopia, eventually contributing significantly to the region. Developed new training regime to better utilize and monitor ARV-Logistic Management Information System (LMIS), facilitating much higher performance rates. Maintained productive and cordial working relationship with government Health Bureau and non-governmental partners.

Key Accomplishments:

Devised and implemented optimized standard operating procedures for warehousing.

Established combined SCMS and Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA) technical committee to streamline technical activity oversight, becoming a model for hubs across the country.

Built model distribution hub for all essential drugs, including HIV/AIDS medication, serving more than 60 facilities and reducing ARVs essential drug out-of-stock rate to nearly zero.

Adventist Health International (Gimbie Adventist Hospital) Ethiopia 2005-2008

A not for profit hospital serving the needs of Gimbie Town and the surrounding areas.

Hospital Pharmacy Manager/Senior Pharmacist

Supervised staff and led pharmacy operations for entire hospital. Offered instructions for patients concerning dosing, adverse effects (Pharmacovigilance), and general high-level care, significantly improving quality-of-life among patients and loved ones. Executed detail-oriented pharmaceutical inventory management, ensuring necessary drugs, laboratory reagents, chemicals, test kits, medical devices, and supplies were in-stock and forecasting for future needs was accurate. Collaborated with physicians and nurses on morning rounds to create most effective treatment plans for patients with acute and chronic conditions.

Key Accomplishments:

Department recognized as a model by senior clinicians and hospital management.

Participated extensively in hospital management through committee and subcommittee roles concerning infection control, clinical services, quality management, and created the Pharmacy and Therapeutic committees.

Dispensed prescriptions and monitored adherence to treatment regime as HIV/AIDS adherence counselor.

Served as Deputy Medical Director and on critical decision-making committees.

Additional Experience

Gimbie Adventist Hospital Ethiopia

A not for profit hospital serving the needs of Gimbie Town and the surrounding areas.

Director of Outer Clinics and Hospital Pharmacy Manager

Performed all pharmaceutical duties from dispensing to inpatients and outpatients to providing drug information and collaborating with other hospital staff on patient treatment. Designed and implemented management processes so effective that they remain in use. Cooperated with local, zonal, and regional Health Department Officials on licensing, work planning, and issues concerning six rural clinics.

Key Accomplishments:

Controlled operation of six rural clinics in the area surrounding the hospital.

Oversaw more than 30 hospital and rural clinic staff.

Served on Hospital Administrative Committee and headed the Clinical Services Committee.

Education & Training

Master of Arts in Health and welfare Management


Bachelor of Pharmacy


Associate Degree in Pharmacy


Certified Supply Chain professional(CSCP) /APICS/2016

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