Senior Procurement Manager

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 3 July 2019

Job Description


The Senior Procurement Manager oversees the Supply Chain team leading efficiency and integrity of the processes for procurement of commercial goods and commercial services at MSH. The position supervises and trains procurement staff in the US and on direct projects in MSH’s field offices.

Specific Responsibilities

Management of Procurement of Goods and Commerical Services

  • Establish an overall Procurement Department and strategy which identifies, prioritizes, evaluates, and manages procurement needs and opportunities.
  • Manage the daily operation of the Supply Chain Team as well as procurement managers on field projects.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring for staff delegated authority to perform procurement functions.
  • Perform procurement functions for goods and services.
  • Maintain knowledge of Federal Import/Export regulations, Federal Acquisition Regulations and MSH’s compliance with the regulations to coach/train staff and ensure compliance
  • Manage and oversee completion of tasks performed by Procurement staff.
  • Maintain primary responsibility for the procurement of restricted commodities in assigned countries.

Compliance Management

  • Set the standard for compliance with US Government and MSH procurement regulations and standards.
  • Lead business review meetings with all project procurement staff to review compliance and implement improvements and best practices.
  • Develop compliance indicators for field project procurement. Track and report against performance.
  • Coordinate with the Regional Finance and Accounting Director (Nigeria) to identify areas of improvement for field project procurement compliance.
  • Collaborate with Internal Audit to identify areas of weakness and ensure procurement controls are put in place.

Strategic Sourcing

  • Develop sourcing and procurement activities that support key business objectives.
  • Establish and enhance supplier relationships to drive sourcing & supplier initiatives to meet or exceed product quality, service & deliver sustainable cost reductions, while reducing or mitigating risk in the Supply Chain.

Policies, SOPs, Business Systems

  • Act as the main subject matter expert (SME) for Supply Chain Management, develop policies and procedures related to procurement, property management and fleet management.
  • Oversee MSH’s purchasing system, Costpoint, and provide strategic direction on procurement actions, approval workflows and thresholds, and tracking related to Purchase Requests and Purchase Orders.
  • Collaborate with the Regional Finance and Accounting Director (Nigeria) to ensure QB systems for procurement management are aligned with corporate standards.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent related experience
  • 8+ years’ experience in procurement required; in USAID- funded procurement preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience with US Government acquisition management.

  • Knowledge of global sourcing and procurement strategies, tactics, processes, procedures, and systems.
  • Experience in development of policies and procedures
  • In-depth knowledge of federal procurement regulations and USAID regulations
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Negotiation skills
  • Adaptable, creative, collaborative and able to think strategically.
  • Ability to lead in the face of complexity in a fast-paced and time-sensitive environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Able to work under pressure, take initiative and manage and prioritize work independently.
  • Ability to travel to and work in countries in which MSH operates.

About the Organization

Management Sciences for Health, an international nonprofit organization, is dedicated to closing the gap between what is known and what is done about public health problems. MSH saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 30 country offices and our US headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization composed of more than 2,000 people from 73 nations. Their mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Together with their partners, they are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.


MSH takes an integrated approach to building high-impact sustainable programs that address critical challenges in leadership, health systems management, human resources, and medicines. Simply put, they support stronger health systems for greater health impact.

Their expertise in these areas falls into the broad categories of management functions—for example, leadership and governance or pharmaceutical management—and health areas like tuberculosis or maternal, newborn, and child health. They apply their expertise by

  • Partnering with governments, local organizations, and communities in developing nations to build their own capacity for long-term health impact;
  • Providing global leadership in critical areas of health management and health care delivery;
  • Bringing the best of MSH from around the globe to the people we serve, working as One MSH with a focus on lasting health system improvements.



Leadership, Governance, & Management

They work with in-country partners to build stronger health systems to improve:

    • the management and leadership of priority health programs, health organizations, and multisectoral partnerships such as The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, developing a critical mass of managers at all levels of the health system who can lead and inspire teams to achieve results;
    • the management systems of health organizations in the public and private sector, transferring practical approaches and skills to ensure that management structures contribute to sustainable organizational success;
    • the governance and management of health organizations and multisectoral partnerships, facilitating change and transferring knowledge to enable organizations to administer their resources efficiently and scale up their services.


Health Service Delivery

MSH combines extensive public health expertise, proven service delivery approaches, and evidence-based interventions in five critical areas:

    • HIV & AIDS
    • Tuberculosis
    • Maternal, newborn, and child health
    • Family planning and reproductive health
    • Other communicable diseases, including malaria and pandemic and avian influenza

Human Resources for Health

MSH helps governments develop multisectoral strategies and policies to plan and manage their health workforces. We use a comprehensive approach that addresses all the facets of human resources for health needed to achieve an adequate supply of well-trained and motivated health workers. MSH offers capabilities in leadership, human resource management, education, partnerships, policy, and finance to achieve these goals.

Pharmaceutical Management

Vital to our success is a participatory approach to project design and implementation, which cultivates broad-based support from all stakeholders. We also build and improve infrastructure and local capacity to effectively purchase, store, deliver, and use quality essential medicines.

Health Care Financing

MSH helps governments and NGOs assess their current financial situation and systems, understand service costs, and develop initiatives to use existing funds more effectively and generate additional revenue—all with the goal of supporting a nation’s health priorities.

Health Information

MSH has developed proven methods for rapidly strengthening the analysis and use of existing health data—normally at the province, district, and facility levels—without revising existing recording and reporting requirements. With an emphasis on learning through action, district teams undertake assessments of health services, identify gaps in performance, and design solutions to support better decision-making and, therefore, better management of improved services.

MSH has worked closely with the Health Metrics Network of the WHO to develop a comprehensive approach for enhancing the performance of health information systems and data by employing a practical, strategic planning process that can be carried out by national working groups.

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