As a leading international development organization, CRS administers the procurement and distribution of hundreds of millions of dollars of goods per year, including food, medical supplies, vehicles, and equipment; often in some of the most complex and complicated places on earth. We are seeking an experienced professional to help us lead, manage, and streamline this critical worldwide function.
The Senior Director of Supply Chain
CRS is looking for a leader and team player, with international experience dealing with all aspects of supply chain. The Senior Director of Supply Chain provides leadership, vision, direction and structure to the CRS procurement and logistics functions at global, regional and country levels, ensuring that it is aligned with the overarching CRS strategic priorities and agency needs.
S/he will lead the integration of the procurement and logistics functions, with a vision for proactively serving the need for higher visibility, efficiency and stewardship, developing the agency’s global capabilities for the delivery of goods and services with strong control and accountability oversight. The director will lead in creating an enabling environment where CRS can achieve industry leadership in supply chain management.
S/he will define and enforce the framework and process for proactive procurement and logistics planning at country, regional and global levels. They will also initiate stronger processes for strategic sourcing through multiple modalities, international and local logistics and inventory management activities, and proactive suppliers and contract management. In addition to processes and strategies, s/he will improve our data analytics to improve spend and opportunity analysis as well as performance and compliance.
This position is critical to CRS’ achieving operational excellence through the appropriate stewardship of resources.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
* At least 10 years of senior global procurement or supply chain management experience, operational management experience, or experience in relevant service delivery, with at least 5 years within international organizations. Experience working in or with clients in developing countries preferred.
* Post graduate degree in a relevant field, such as economics, finance, business, procurement, or a related discipline. Bachelor’s degree with commensurate relevant experience may be considered.
* Industry recognized certification such as the APICS’ CSCM; the Institute for Supply - ISM Management’s CPSM, or equivalent, will be highly regarded.
* In-depth knowledge of modern sourcing and procurement principles and demonstrated experience in implementing appropriate systems for the management of international procurement services. Strong negotiation skills, especially for large and complex international procurement contracts.
* Strong people leadership skills, with proven ability to lead teams to deliver world class customer-focused excellence, within complex international environments.
* Willingness and ability to travel overseas up to 25%, including remote and/or difficult environments, for assessments and technical assistance to field programs
* Fluency in English required; working ability in French, Spanish or Arabic a plus.
* Working fluency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook, SharePoint, and Internet Explorer) required.
* Proactive and innovative leader with excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, oral and written communication, presentation, and analytical skills.
* Strong relationship skills, track record of building high performing teams and able to collaborate well.
* Pragmatic business attitude, balanced with a solid understanding and appreciation of the international not-for-profit industry and a proven track record of delivering large savings and other value to large swaths of spend.
* Familiarity with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements, as well as understanding of standard contractual terms and conditions to mitigate legal risk.
* This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
* CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
* Internal candidates are encouraged to apply within the first 10 days of posting.
NOTE: All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.
Catholic Relief Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.