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Job id : 114160
General Manager- Drugs Procurement
Uttar Pradesh Medical Supplies Corporation Ltd. (UPMSCL)
Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Posted on Apply by: 29 Mar 2019
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General Manager- Drugs Procurement, Uttar Pradesh Medical Supplies Corporation Ltd. (UPMSCL), Lucknow

1. POSITION VACANT: General Manager- Drugs Procurement, Uttar Pradesh Medical Supplies Corporation Ltd. (UPMSCL), Lucknow


Headquartered in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Medical Supplies Corporation Ltd (UPMSCL) is registered under the Companies Act 2013 and set up with a seed capital of Rs. 20 Crores from the state exchequer. It is headed by an IAS officer and acts as the nodal organization for centralized procurement and distribution of drugs and equipment to Government Health Facilities in Uttar Pradesh.

UPMSCL’ vision is to ensure availability of quality drugs, medical equipment at lowest cost at all public health facilities

Besides procuring medicines and equipment, UPMSCL will also enter into private-public partnerships for bringing changes in the health sector.

Basic Objective of UPMSCL:

1) Ensuring coverage of all the essential drugs under Rate Contract;
2) Facilitating supplier selection, contract negotiation and share of business allocation;
3) Establishment and execution of Centralized procurement systems for the procurement of drugs, consumables and medical equipment in Uttar Pradesh;
4) Ensuring quality control and availability of all the drugs & consumables and medical equipment at district drug warehouses, procured through UPMSCL;
5) Ensuring timely payments to the suppliers against the procurement of drugs, consumables and medical equipment by UPMSCL;
6) Maintaining records related to indents/ requirements, purchase orders, supply and consumption of drugs, consumables and medical equipment and support in preparation of annual forecasting and budgeting process;
7) Reconciliation of indents vs budgetary allocations and budget variance analysis for procurement of drugs, consumables and medical equipment;
8) Procurement of medical equipment or other materials based on purchase requests received from others department/ organization of Government of Uttar Pradesh.

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Reporting to the Managing Director, UPMSCL, the General Manager- Drugs Procurement shall be responsible for managing the rate contracting and monitoring the vendor performance for drugs in Uttar Pradesh.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

1) Developing and maintaining the necessary procurement system to ensure that all drugs purchased by the organization meet all internal and external requirements and achieve superior quality and reliability levels;
2) Ensuring that proper Bidding and contracting process is followed to identify the most suitable drugs suppliers based on their quality parameters, historical performance, capacity assessment and manufacturing footprint;
3) Preparing RFP document for inviting bids to address the estimated requirement for drugs in the state of Uttar Pradesh;
4) Selecting vendors for supply of drugs based on the complete 3-stage tendering process- Prequalification, Technical and Commercial Bidding; Coordinating with relevant committees and authorities to ensure timely completion of the process;
5) Ensuring all the steps listed down for the drugs procurement are followed and all timelines are strictly adhered to;
6) Undertaking price negotiations with suppliers to finalize a competitive price for the drugs being procured;
7) Continuously evaluating performance of all the suppliers delivering drugs to UPMSCL and ensuring fulfillment of pre-defined quality norms;
8) Overseeing adherence to all the defined norms in rate contracts by all the enrolled suppliers under UPMSCL.




Applicants must have full time B.Pharma. degree from a recognized institution/University.


1) Post graduate degree or diploma in Business Management from a recognized institution/University.
2) Certificate/Diploma in Procurement/Supply Chain Management or related fields.



Applicants must have:

1) Minimum 8 years of post-qualification experience of which at least 5 years in procurement of drugs or related supplies for public agencies;
2) Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience.

Skills and Attitude:

1) Good knowledge of public procurement rules and practices;
2) In depth knowledge of drug procurement processes, including regulatory requirement and QA protocols;
3) Sound knowledge about bidding in e-procurement environment,
4) Ability to develop and institutionalize procurement processes and controls;
5) People Management skills.

5. Age: Maximum age limit 45 years

6. VACANCY DETAILS: 1 Vacancy (UR)

7. RESERVATION: State Reservation Policy will be applicable with respect to vacancies.

(Note: All applicants from other states, irrespective of their category, shall be categorized under unreserved category and will not get privileges of State Reservation Policy whatsoever.)


The position is on offer on a contractual basis, initially for a period of three years, extendable thereafter, based on performance and subject to further approval by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.


From the date of joining the employee shall remain on probation for a period of two months and the performance shall be assessed by a Committee constituted by the Managing Director, UPMSCL. If the performance is found unsatisfactory, the services may be terminated after one month of receipt of notice in this respect.


Maximum Honoraria for the position is approx. Rs. 1,40,000 per month.

11. LOCATION: Lucknow



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1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612


Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply online at by or before March 29, 2019, 11:59:59 PM.

Online Application Link:

Please Note: Only online application submitted by the candidates shall be considered valid. Applications received through other sources shall be deemed invalid.

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Posted on Apply by: 29 Mar 2019

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