Procurement and Logistics Director, Global Health Supply Chain - Procurement Supply Management

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 8 May 2021

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Procurement and Logistics Director in support of the Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project based in Arlington, VA. The Procurement and Logistics Director oversees requisition order execution for all Task Orders across Procurement, Sourcing/Contracts, and Deliver/Return functions with the Global Supply Chain organization. The position is responsible for driving towards 95% On Time Delivery (OTD) and On Time In Full (OTIF) delivery, by minimizing supply chain cycle times and closely monitoring the timely execution of all orders. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world!

GHSC-PSM is the primary vehicle through which the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) procures and provides health commodities for countries receiving U.S. government foreign assistance. GHSC-PSM also provides technical assistance to improve the efficiency, reach, and sustainability of in-country supply chains and is supported with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program, and USAID’s maternal and child health program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Direct performance of TO-specific Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) Managers, and team of functional managers and supervisors responsible for the Procurement, Sourcing/Contracts, and Deliver/Return functions.
  • Utilize ARTMIS exceptions reports and other tools to monitor execution of requisition orders, taking action as necessary to ensure a minimum of 95% OTD/OTIF.
  • Monitor and continuously improve individual performance of ISC Managers, Procurement, Sourcing/Contracts, and Deliver/Return staff.
  • Negotiate contractual terms and conditions with suppliers and 3PLs in order to ensure program and Chemonics objectives are met.
  • Collaborate with key subcontractors, including IDA, IBM, PSI and Kuehne + Nagel, to ensure outstanding personnel are assigned to GSC team and in turn, those resource provide outstanding service.
  • Assist in developing policies, procedures, work instructions and guidance documents across Procurement functions, contracts and deliver/return functions.
  • Ensure supplier and 3PL invoices are processed and paid on-time.
  • Develop data analytics, briefings, and reports in response to USAID requests.
  • Create and submit monthly COR and Covid tracker for management review and submission.
  • Serve as executive sponsor for critical GHSC-PSM suppliers.
  • Serve as an escalation point for critical supply chain and logistics issues.
  • Continuously identify emergency, or critical performance issues that require management intervention, collaborating with USAID, Country Programs, 3PLs, and suppliers as required.
  • Support continuous improvement of GSC business processes, and initiate and/or support process improvement projects in collaboration with GSC teams.
  • Collaborate with other GSC sub-teams, including Plan, Quality, Strategy and Operational Excellence, to achieve target GSC goals.
  • Coordinate training on ARTMIS/ ARTMIS X for all Procurement staff.
  • Collaborate with MIS team on continuous improvement of GSC systems and tools.
  • Provide short term technical assistance and/or capacity building to field offices, as necessary.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years of experience in procurement and/or supply chain; alternatively Master’s degree plus 8 years of experience in procurement and/or supply chain.
  • Minimum of 5 year of direct procurement function supervisory or managerial responsibility
  • Minimum 5 years of continuous improvement, Lean Six Sigma and/or ISO 9001 experience.
  • Experience living or working in developing countries preferred.
  • Willingness to work overseas for up to 4-8 weeks per year and to consider long-term overseas assignments.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated integrity, independent thinking, judgment, and respect for others.
  • Foreign language fluency desired.

Application Instructions:

Apply by May 21st, 2021.

About the Organization

Founded in 1975, Chemonics is an international development consulting firm. In more than 70 countries around the globe, our network of 5,000 specialists share a simple belief: that the challenges we face today are best solved through the right partnerships — sharing knowledge, expertise, and experience to deliver results. As part of our culture and values, Chemonics is proud to be named a “Best Place to Work” in the Human Rights campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index. Where Chemonics works, development works. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or visit us at www.chemonics.com.

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