Procurement and Logistics Officer (*French and English speaking)
GCS - Washington, DC

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RESPONSIBILITIES :
  • Liaise with field offices to determine procurement needs and appropriate delivery schedules;
  • Manage bids for commodity purchases in accordance with appropriate donor government regulations;
  • Receive and open bids as per funder and company established processes and procedures;
  • Prepare bid evaluation forms for field and/or funder review;
  • Liaise with global staff to provide regular status reports to field offices, and coordinate scheduling and share information on orders;
  • Draft and/ contribute to the the waiver request process,if any, prior to contracting or raising of Purchase Order/Contract;
  • Develop and implement the process for quality checks at the field and HQ levels. Ensure that all items procured meet appropriate quality standards;
  • Be responsible for “Procure to Pay” cycle for procurement activity;
  • Provide short term technical assistance and capacity building to field offices and HQ staff
  • May supervise and mentor associate procurement officers
  • Provide regular status reports to field offices, and other customers
  • Other duties as necessary to support companies global health impact
  • Must be willing to obtain professional procurement certification

QUALIFICATIONS :
  • BA/BS degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Logistics or related field or equivalent experience
  • At least 5-7 years experience in procurement, preferably in Pharmaceutical Procurement
  • *Fluency in English and French is required
  • Working knowledge of public procurement regulations, including FAR and AIDAR, some USAID experience is preferred
  • Have experience with developing systems for Vendor Development and Vendor Evaluation
  • Must possess time bound “Key Performance Indicators” for self and team to monitor multiple requisitions
  • Basic understanding of strategic sourcing
  • Basic overall understanding of supply chain including forecasting, planning and inventory
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, experience with Excel and Access desirable
  • Interest in international development and working with multiple countries across timezones and culture, intellectually curious individual encouraged to apply
  • CIPS or CPSM certification desired, but not mandatory

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