Monday, March 11, 2019

Jobs: Senior Director Global Supply Chain Field Operations at World Vision March 2019

Jobs: Senior Director Global Supply Chain Field Operations at World Vision March 2019

Supply Chain related expenses are the second largest expense category in World Vision following people expenses. For every $1 we spend on programmes that include food-aid and gifts-in-kind, approximately $0.75 is potentially touched by Supply Chain Management. World Vision’s supply chain staff are accountable for full transactional compliance from the forecasted field requirement to accounts payable, and working with senior leadership to ensure compliance with WVI standards and mitigation of Supply Chain risks. Nafasi za kazi 2019

Some humanitarian industry thought leaders state that Supply Chain Management is the business. Supply Chain is integral to the functioning of World Vision’s ministry and is being developed as a core support function as integral as People & Culture, Finance, IT and Marketing. Nafasi za ajira 2019

This position is tasked to encompass all Field Offices in the World Vision (WV) Partnership with the appropriate level of engagement to leverage functional, geographic, and category spending and optimize vendor terms and performance, working capital management as it relates to spend, and logistics for all categories of spend as well as specific commodity logistics for Food aid and gifts-in-kind (GIK) aid to beneficiaries.

In addition, the incumbent is tasked with ensuring logistical support for all entities in the WV Partnership including disaster relief efforts as deemed appropriate, as well as appropriate risk monitoring and mitigation activities to help ensure the integrity of global supply chain and spending practices and compliance with applicable local laws and regulations.

Master of Business Administration degree and /or equivalent work experience.
Extensive process improvement, strategic sourcing, and systems implementation experience.
Minimum of 15 years of senior management experience in the field of strategy and operations, logistics and supply chain management with experience in developing, implementing, training, knowledge management and capacity development programmes.

Past experience in organisation(s) where Best Practices have been successfully introduced and led in a global organisation.
Delivered significant qualitative and quantitative (including financial) benefits through supply chain management which has positively impacted organisational performance.
ISM, CPM or CIP’s certification is a plus.
Lean-Six Sigma training or certification. Ajira mpya

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Suitable experience in humanitarian industry or the corporate sector with an emphasis on measurable performance in terms of Strategic Sourcing, savings realized and key performance indicators (KPIs) on processes improved.
Clear conceptual thinker who can convert supply chain management concepts into operational outcomes.
Demonstrated leadership skills in complex and multi-faceted work environments, being able to lead virtual and/or matrixed teams effectively.

Strong organisational skills and ability to manage integrated supply chain processes where members are geographically dispersed.
High level of independence shows initiative, and highly motivated team oriented and process oriented leadership style.
Extensive experience in leading cross cultural teams in developing countries.

Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts.
Capacity in strategic thinking, analytical problem solving, financial management and decision making.
Capacity to act as a servant leader and follow the example of Jesus Christ.
Strong relational, negotiating and cross-cultural skills that develop trust and enable achievement of job objectives.
Demonstrated success in achieving financial targets and improving operating performance.

Strength to translate technical information into common language so that non-technical individuals can readily understand the information.
Excellent knowledge and understanding of project management and supply chain transformation processes
Strong knowledge and understanding of business operational and financial concepts.
Experience having led and/or executed supply chain transition projects. ajira/kazi

Work Environment/Travel:
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 75% of the time, but targeting 50% on an ongoing basis.

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