Supply Chain Management Specialist at World Vision

On Friday, November 14th, 2014
This is your opportunity to use your talents in supply chain management to help improve the lives and futures of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

You can do this by joining World Vision (WV) – a global network of people committed to enhance the well-being and protection of children everywhere by empowering them, their families and communities to overcome the challenges of poverty and injustice.

The Supply Chain Management Specialist will lead the establishment and management of procurement planning, source to pay (S2P) or procure to pay (P2P) processes that include spend analysis; strategic sourcing; management of framework agreements, contracts and distribution of goods at World Vision International locations at regional and national levels; transfer of knowledge; and consultation with stakeholders, including supply chain managers, procurement officers and suppliers. 
The specialist will advise, support, and mentor Supply Chain Managers, and build the capacity of Supply Management Staff through training, mentoring, and technical assistance by leveraging experience with acquisition of goods, works, and services at the Regional and National Offices (ROs and NOs). 

The specialist will assist with establishing procurement policies, procedures, internal controls, process improvement and guidance based on Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM), regional policies and local practices.

As a Christian organisation, we believe that every child is a precious gift to the entire world and that their well-being concerns us all.

We will not rest while children suffer in situations that can be changed. We are looking for people who share our beliefs and our passion.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Assist with the development of Procurement and Supply Chain Systems especially in P2P or S2P System
  • Assist and support National Offices with development of methodologies to identify opportunities for procurement savings from spend analysis
  • Assist and support National Offices to make assessment of market factors such as industry dynamics and pricing behaviour, financial data on suppliers and market demand and supply factors in the development of a strategic sourcing or category management process
  • Assist and support National Offices to develop mechanisms to review contracts and recommend appropriate actions to be taken in the event of any default or breach of any contract or framework agreement.
  • Assist and support National Offices to establish sound receiving, storage, and issuing controls of materials.
  • Interface between Customs Operations, Suppliers, Transporters and Customers for product order, purchase, clearance and delivery.
  • Assist and support National Offices to develop risk evaluation tools including risk assessments, registers and other tools and assessing contractual risks for procurements of goods, works or service
Required Skills Include
  • University degree in business, science, engineering, and technology or supply chain management.
  • Knowledge of contract management and supplier relationship management.
  • Knowledge of bidding processes and evaluation for supplier selection.
  • Knowledge of international trade, INCOTERMS, transport, warehousing and distribution management.
  • Current knowledge of the latest developments and technology in the supply chain management field, preferably in various global industries.
  • 5 years of experience in supply chain management (that includes practice procurement and logistics) field.
  • Membership of Recognised Professional Body is preferred [e.g. The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)]
  • Experience overseeing daily internal/external warehouse and transport operations, inventory management and logistics support. 
  • Familiarity with basics of fleet management and customs clearance.
  • 60% Domestic/international travel is required.
If you believe you have the skills and experience to fulfil this vital and challenging role that will enhance the lives of vulnerable children in the East Africa region, we’d love to hear from you.

Find the full description and apply online at by the closing date 29 Nov 2014.

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