4 – either the role holder will have access to personal data about
children and/or young people as part of their work; or they will be
working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor,
legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at
‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).
Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity.
Role Purpose: The Regional Procurement Officer will be responsible for Procurement, managing and developing the supplier base, and ensuring the efficient delivery of high quality goods and services to our country programmes.
The role holder will be expected to respond to Procurement requirements, implement the regional procurement strategy which will effectively deliver business needs.
Reports to: Regional Procurement Manager
- Carry out Procurement, ensure FWAs are in place, procurement is done in line with SCI procedures and compliant with all donor rules.
- Support the RPM to conduct a review of the regional Procurement requirements and agree a procurement strategy in line with business needs through proactive stakeholder engagement.
- Carry out Procurement for the RPU, delivering excellence through best practice, defined roles and responsibilities and performance management.
- Build on and develop the supply base to ensure the capacity and flexibility to meet all of the regional requirements – both in “steady state” and “emergency response” situations.
- Ensure good supplier relationship and proactively to ensure a high level of supplier performance.
- Create a culture of continuous learning where staff are encouraged and supported to grow and develop and are willing to be held accountable for their commitments.
- Role model and support the development of a dual mandate organisational culture that reflects our values, promotes accountability and high performance and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our members and donors.
- Identify and support the creation of learning and development programmes for building capacity of procurement staff involved in supply chain management at all levels.
- Work with country offices to develop strategic relationships and partnerships with companies and organisations which can support the improvement and enhancement of Save the Children procurement.
- holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
- sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
- widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
- builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
- values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
- approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
- develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- willing to take disciplined risks.
- honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
Experience and Skills:
- 3 years’ buyer experience in international procurement, with cross boarder logistics experience and contract/Framework management in complex situations.
- Experience of implementing / significant knowledge of Procurement processes.
- Proven ability to review demands and trends; to develop strategies to fill identified gaps.
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing and negotiation.
- Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
- Commitment to Save the Children values.
- Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time.
- Knowledge of key institutional donors and their compliance requirements in respect of Logistics and Procurement.
- Medical Procurement knowledge / experience
- Working knowledge of French is an advantage
If you are interested in this position, please email a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document to EA.firstname.lastname@example.org with clear Subject heading for the position.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Application closes 2nd August 2016
We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.
Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents