Senior Manager, Procurement and Logistics

Population Services International, DC, United States

Job Description

Senior Manager, Procurement and Logistics

Capacity Building and Compliance

Based in: Washington, DC

Up to: 20% international travel

Reports to: the Director of Procurement

Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

Join us!

PSI seeks a Senior Manager to provide leadership of PSI’s Procurement and Logistics Capacity Building and Compliance Team. The team sets PSI’s global procurement and logistics policies and procedural requirements and provides capacity building, training including the development of training materials, compliance monitoring and networking at HQ and network member levels. Intrinsic to our procurement operations, the team will also have responsibility for reporting and data analysis and customer service focus to support the activities of the DC based Global Commodities Team and network members. This full-time position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Director of Procurement, may require travel of up to 35% to field offices and attendance at international trainings.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

  • Support the Director of Procurement and Logistics in reviewing and revising the global procurement and logistics policies and procedures, to ensure that key donor requirements and internal controls are met.
  • Develop and roll out tools and training to support the implementation of the global policies and procedures.
  • Review, revise and supervise regular monitoring activities to assess compliance with PSI’s global and donor requirements across PSI’s country offices and in HQ.
  • Escalate issues to ensure that appropriate attention and actions are taken where there are issues of potential non-compliance.
  • Promote and find opportunities for improved collaboration between the Procurement Departments and the requesting departments.
  • Identify the training needs of Network Member Procurement staff to improve understanding of the procurement processes and procedures. Identify gaps in understanding in terms of procurement procedures, compliance with the funders' requirements, and roles and responsibilities and internal controls.
  • Perform visits to PSI country offices and / or regional trainings to provide face to face support to address capacity building needs to improve the effectiveness of the local procurement practices.
  • Provide direction across PSI to build a community of practice for those engaged in procurement in our field offices and DC.
  • Provide leadership to field based Procurement Departments by disseminating the scope of strategic HQ procurements in partnership with the Global Commodities Team

Our needs

  • BA/BS degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of professional procurement experience in an international development setting, ideally with in country procurement experience
  • Experience in delivering training and capacity building preferred
  • Demonstrated procurement compliance and organizational skills
  • Ability to compose in a creative, logical, and concise manner reports, presentations, training modules or other written documents based on analysis of information.
  • Demonstrated expertise with researching, interpreting, and applying multi- and bi-lateral donor regulations, preferably USG, DFID, KfW, the Global Fund.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
  • Experience working with Infor Lawson or similar ERP system
  • Highly developed collaboration, management, and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in exercising discretion and judgment.
  • French foreign language ability in speaking, reading and writing preferred
  • Knowledge of international development health programs a plus
  • References will be required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship and relocation expenses will not be covered for this position.

STATUS: Exempt

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PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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