LAC Regional Procurement Coordinator

The Opportunity

 

This position can be based in: Panama (is desirable), Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua or Peru

 

LAC Regional Procurement Coordinator

 

ROLE PURPOSE

The postholder will have technical responsibility for procurement in the region, the management of Regional Procurement Unit (RPU), strategic sourcing and all procurement transformation/capacity building initiatives in LAC. The incumbent will also be responsible for supporting the development and execution of global and regional sourcing strategies and ensuring efficiency and effectiveness of the Regional Procurement Unit in processing and providing technical assistance for international procurement transactions for country offices in the LAC region. The role will also include taking a lead role in advising country offices to achieve improved quality assurance of their procurement processes.

 

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

 

  • A Degree in in related area, Master level degree will be an advantage. Logistics certification desirable
  • At least 5 years in a leading position in procurement. Having experience in the INGO sector and in handling pharmaceutical procurement and construction contracting will be an advantage. International experience is desirable, preferably having extensive knowledge of the LAC market. Having previous regional procurement management level is a strong advantage, experience in running complex and high volume procurement processes and in high volume contracts negotiation (>USD 1 million)
  • Proven ability to review supply demands and trends; to develop strategies to fill identified gaps
  • Experience working with large institutional donors and knowledge of their rules and regulations
  • Ability to synthesize and analyse information, and make clear, informed decisions, to build relationships quickly with a wide range of people, both internally and externally
  • Strong planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Excellent written and spoken communication in Spanish, English and interpersonal skills. French is desirable.
  • Excellent ability with MS-Office applications particularly Excel
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the region to support country offices, resilient to stress, sense of diplomacy and negotiation skills, experienced in managing people is a must, able to prioritize and work with limited supervision, self-motivated. Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity, commitment to Save the Children values.

 

 

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

 

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

 

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

 

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children | LAC Regional Procurement Coordinator | Latin America and the Caribbean

Job description:

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Date advertised: 7 Sep 2021

Closing date: 29 Sep 2021 - 23:59 CST

Location: Panama City, Panama

Department: Supply Chain

Type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-time

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