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Global Direct Categories Leader at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

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Médecins sans frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization (NGO) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases.

Summary

The objective of the Global direct categories leader is to steer and organize at best the Procurement activities for the Direct Procurement Spend, as a way to bring the most value for MSF.

As a follow-up to the Category Management Pilot, the Global direct categories leader should ensure that the challenges identified in the frame of the Pilot is addressed to ensure a smooth running of the category management model allowing a successful roll-out.

Specific Objectives

Manage a team of 3 Category Buyers Drive Category & Strategic Sourcing Performance Further support and develop mutualized activities for Direct Spend to ensure the most efficient use of the Procurement resources Develop and implement systems & processes to enable efficient and effective management of the direct spend Stakeholders Management

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage a team of 3 Category Buyers

Mentor and coach the Category Buyers Prioritize and assign effective resources to manage properly category strategy, effective negotiations, contract establishment, and supply base management in line with the movement’s priorities First level escalation for Category Buyers

Drive Category & Strategic Sourcing Performance

Develop and define KPIs and Targets in line with Operational Priorities Monitor the advances against those KPIs for the Direct Spend Ensure the value delivered by strategic sourcing activities is maximized

Further support and develop mutualized activities for Direct Spend to ensure the most efficient use of the Procurement resources

Lead the activities to tackle the Challenges identified in the frame of the Category Management Pilot Ensure a smooth and efficient coordination of the direct procurement activities across the 3 ESCs Foster an integrated view of Global, Regional and Local requirements and Opportunities

Job requirements

Qualifications

7+ years of experience in Procurement or Supply-related function, of which 5+ years of experience in strategic procurement including vendor management. Proven experience with people management Direct work experience in a complex multi-entities organization Direct work experience in MSF is an asset Experience in global contracting and negotiations

Knowledge and Skills:

Excellent communication skills, assertiveness and negotiation skills Team player with strong customer orientation Ability to work in a cross-cultural and cross-functional environment Drive for change, improvement and innovation Strong organizational skills, ability to handle multiple priorities at one time Excellent analytical skills and strategic thinking Proficiency in standard office tools including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and data management

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