Operational excellence specialist, GHSC-PSM

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 19 August 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks an Operational Excellence Specialist on the Global Supply Chain team in support of the Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. The Operational Excellence Specialist supports the Supply Chain Optimization and Excellence Team of the GHSC-PSM project to drive efficiencies across the entire supply chain process, from procurement to payment. GHSC-PSM is the primary vehicle through which USAID: 1) procures and provides health commodities; 2) provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain; and, 3) collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include:
  • Analyze and benchmark various supply chain processes
  • Ensure that supply chain processes are accurately mapped
  • Identify process inefficiencies across the supply chain
  • Analyze system deficiencies and recommend changes for improved performance
  • Create dashboards and reports that depict GHSC-PSM supply chain performance
  • Develop tools that support existing and/or new processes
  • Develop SOPs and work instructions for new and/or improved processes
  • Develop training material and assist with training where required
  • Research industry standards and best practices for various supply chain processes
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in supply chain or business-related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in process improvement and/or operations management
  • Experience working with USAID projects and/or other international organizations working on public health related projects preferred
  • Advanced knowledge and ability to analyze and synthesize data across multiple data sources
  • Proven application of analytical and critical reasoning skills
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills, one-on-one and in groups
  • Must be highly organized self-starter and proficient in use of PC/MS office suite (specifically in MS Excel and/or MS Access) or data tabulation software
  • Understanding of end-to-end Supply Chain Management processes and functions
  • Ability to link and articulate process change to multiple levels within the organization as well as customer groups
  • Ability to manage projects
  • Able to meet objectives with minimal direction from supervision
  • Ability to understand integration of complex business applications with demonstrable project/customer focused accomplishments
  • Ability to analyze and effectively communicate technical and business impacts
  • Ability to travel and work abroad in less developed countries for at least 4 to 8 weeks a year
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in ambiguity
  • Ability to manage process improvement projects across its lifecycle
  • Ability to resolve customer issues
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity
Application instructions: Apply through our Career Center at https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1&rid=3355 by September 30, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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