Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a global organisation providing personalised contraception services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services we provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she is free to pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.
The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI's Goal: The Prevention of Unwanted Births and its mission of ensuring the individual's right to: Children by Choice Not Chance.
The Social Marketing Supply Chain Manager is responsible for ensuring the social marketing programme selects suppliers (including distributors) which are providing quality product and value for money, there are robust supply chains are in place to support the sales growth of the existing social marketing product portfolio, management of product suppliers and contracts, leading product quantification processes by country and overseeing all the activities of registration and supply planning for new product introductions, including product registration processes.
Current spend on Social Marketing is Â£4 million, with a supplier base mainly in the Far East.
Since this is a new role, it will focus on the development and roll out of new procurement and supply chain systems, as well as building the capability of the organisation in supply chain management for social marketing.
As the supplier and customer base are located overseas, there will be travel required of the role, (approx. 10-20%). There will close collaboration and liaison though MSI team based in India to ensure effective contract and negotiation management
KPIs for success:
Delivery of Global Social Marketing agreed performance targets 2 New product launches on time and achieving agreed performance targets 3 Forecast accuracy 4 Achieving NPD product cost of goods targets 5 Orders delivered on time and in full 6 Availability of social marketing products 7 Supply Chain savings
To succeed in this role, you must have:
Sound supply chain management experience including strategic procurement, forecasting, and exporting (essential)
Project Management (essential)
Has worked extensively with MS Excel and other project management packages (essential)
Solid experience in developing and improving systems, including scorecards (essential).
Demonstrated organisational and co-ordination skills with experience working in a busy environment and juggling fluctuating priorities (essential)
Experience in pharmaceutical/healthcare/medical sector (desirable)