Senior Manager, Procurement; Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme


Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Develop and communicate procurement strategy, business plan; establish, communicate and implement long-term goals in order to promote effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Creation and improvement of best-practice based processes (e.g., the leadership of high-value/strategic sourcing efforts).

  • Management of business process outsourcing activities.

  • Identification and realisation of cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunities.

  • Selection and management of procurement systems.

  • Lead the team for taking challenges of procurement in humanitarian and emergency situation.

  • Ensure maximum satisfaction of the stakeholders by providing right products at the right time at the right place at right cost.

  • Ongoing supplier contract & relationship management including monitoring of SLAs and liaison with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Management of procurement staff in (and across) sourcing, contracting, transactional purchasing, supplier management, and miscellaneous internal procurement support activities.

  • Managing the skills and competency development of procurement staff, including training development and knowledge management capabilities.

  • Leadership of cross-functional teaming across other business functions and initiatives.

  • Budget management for categories under management – and for procurement itself.

  • Development of benchmarks and scorecards to be used for continuous improvement.

  • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation.

  • Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment

  • Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action

  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so

  • Requirements

  • Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s in any discipline from any recognised University or Institution.

  • Applicants having professional degree/ certification in procurement/ supply chain management will get preference

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s in any discipline from any recognised University or Institution.

  • Experience Requirement:

Minimum 07 years of experience in the relevant field.

Additional Requirements:

  • Team player at executive levels to collaborate with business units and functional partners like IT, finance, HR, legal, etc.

  • Solid operational management and general business skills.

  • Working knowledge of finance and/or accounting in terms of budgeting, cost management, financial accounting, treasury, risk management, etc.

  • Ability to “sell” procurement’s value and to run procurement as a services business.

  • In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles and best practices, but doesn’t have to come from within the procurement ranks.

  • Strong negotiation skills to use for large deals.

  • Experience with modern sourcing and procurement systems.

  • Familiarity with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements, as well as understanding of standard contractual terms and conditions to mitigate legal risk.

  • Strategic mindset and problem-solving skills.

  • Change management skills and self-awareness to take varying approaches with a dynamic set of stakeholders (e.g., expert model vs. facilitative model).

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Salary and benefits

Salary: Negotiable

Other Benefits: As per organisation policy

Job Location: Cox’s Bazar

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Last Apply Date: 20/May/2020

BRAC believes every one of its employees, suppliers, downstream partners, visitors, clients and community including children, youth and vulnerable adults that come into contact regardless of age, race, religion, gender, disability or ethnic origin has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation. We guarantee assessment of candidates with disabilities who meet the essential requirements. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will do everything possible to ensure that those who are suitable to work within our values and beliefs are recruited to work for us. Any personal persuasion will result in disqualification of candidature.

Career Opportunity

BRAC’s vision is a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. The organisation was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 and acts as a catalyst, creating opportunities for people to transform their lives. BRAC believes in integrity, inclusiveness, effectiveness, and innovation in all areas of work. BRAC uses an integrated model to change systems of inequity, through social development programmes, humanitarian response, social enterprises, socially responsible investments and a university. It operates in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings in 11 countries across Asia and Africa.

BRAC is a global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based programmes, and has been ranked the #1 NGO in the world for the last five years consecutively by NGO Advisor