Senior Procurement Manager at Mercy Corps

On Friday, August 25th, 2017
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. 
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action – helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya or Beirut, Lebanon
Program / Department Summary: The Global Procurement group is a new team at Mercy Corps, bringing together functions which are currently handled by Operations, Finance, Compliance and Legal departments. 

Procurement at Mercy Corps is currently decentralized with the majority of the agency’s procurement spending occurring at the field level.

General Position Summary: The Senior Procurement Manager will be responsible for the development and maintenance of strategic initiatives within all sourcing categories of responsibility including NFI’s, vehicles, communications, water and sanitation, food, health and cash assistance.

Specific responsibilities include development of category strategies, supplier negotiations, identification of cost saving opportunities and overall management of supplier relationships.  
A good proportion of the total category spend and suppliers will not be managed directly; however, the Senior Procurement Manager will need to consider the total spend within the category and provide support and oversight.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Develop tailored supply strategies and plans for each assigned category;
  • Expertly negotiate and administer contracts and cost management;
  • Provide training and guidance to internal stakeholders on updated procurement processes;
  • Manage strategic sourcing and procurement processes (RFX, RFP);
  • Cultivate and maintain supplier relationships;
  • Lead strategic supplier relationship management to continually identify process improvements and cost reduction opportunities;
  • Maintain relationships with, and provide service to various business functions across the organization including legal, regional/country offices, marketing;
  • Analyze spend data and cost models for continuous improvement;
  • Manage procurement related projects and programs through internal and external changes;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
Reports Directly To: Senior Director, Global Procurement

Works Directly With: HQ Departments, Country Programs, Compliance, Finance, GSC

How to Apply

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