Supply Chain Management Specialist


Responsible for supporting the Business Support Services Associate Director in organizing, leading, contributing to and facilitating supply chain management (SCM) assessment and implementation programmes within each of the National Offices that will have the greatest impact on process improvement, simplification, standardization and cost containment. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing supply chain expertise to ensure adequate integration of supply chain management in programme planning, design, and implementation.
  • Leading programme-supply chain integration and collaboration, providing the provision of technical advice and assistance to countries for product and service delivery innovation.
  • Ability to complete project-level SCM strategic activities in a timely and professional manner with sufficient attention to detail in deliverables, and regular and thorough reporting and project communications.
  • Facilitate exchanges of best practices and work with partners and counterparts in the specific field and programme areas on supply chain issues for relief, development, and advocacy.
  • Development of supply chain planning, procurement (sourcing and buying), vendor management, cost containment, transport, warehousing, inventory management, materials handling and packaging, reverse logistics, metrics and KPIs, risk management information & systems, and vehicle fleet management.


  • Build capacity for Supply Chain Manager, Staff, Procurement Committees and other stakeholders for NOs through identification of training gaps, provision of training, recommending training or facilitating training whether in-house or outsourced.
  • Implement supply chain management process flows and roles & responsibilities for each supply chain process step. Set overall direction for National Office SCM process team; advise on team functions and performance. Drive development of procurement plans for National Office.
  • Strategic sourcing, effective contract management, supplier- relationship management, elimination of variation and wastes and focusing on continuous process improvement to create procurement process improvement.
  • Co-manage significant standardization and categorization of WV supplies and commodity-specific projects towards achieving strategic buying within each of the country programs and looking for ways to collaborate at regional and global levels.
  • Implement key performance metrics process which include savings and procurement tracking and analysis which should be consolidated from NO reports. Create and prioritize areas to be improved upon to drive National Office supply chain management into world-class performance and communication and external SCM reports and engagements.
  • Support ProVision full adoption in NOs and liaise with National Office Directors and Senior Management Teams to accept other developed SCM projects and drive their implementation as well as manage change.
  • Manage the key strategic supply chain processes of supplier prequalification and framework contracts development for World Vision to get best value for money from its suppliers.
  • Guide and lead WVM in Supplier Relationship Management and Supplier Performance Appraisal Including travel processes.



  • University degree in business, science, engineering, technology or supply chain management or equivalent experience and professional qualification in supply chain management.
  • Minimum eight (8) years professional work experience with progressively more responsibility relevant to supply chain issues.
  • Minimum two (2) years working in cross-cultural environments and demonstrated ability to adapt to international project work.
  • Extended operational experience in global supply chain management, business process improvement, project management and team based organizational change management.
  • Fluency in spoken and written French is a requirement.
  • System implementation desirable.
  • Vocational or professional society membership (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport or Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) and certification desired.
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.
  • Experience in business and program analysis and possessing good analytical and negotiating skills.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas as well as transfer knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written and oral form.

Demonstrated SCM technical skills required:

  • Current knowledge of the latest developments and technology in the supply chain management field, preferably in various global industries.
  • Experience with sourcing, material planning & forecasting, procurement, vendor management, contract negotiations and administration.
  • Experience overseeing daily internal/external warehouse and transport operations, inventory management and logistics support. Familiarity with basics of fleet management, customs clearance and third party logistics preferred.
  • Comprehension of supply chain performance measures in finance, operations and customer performance. Balanced scorecard experience preferred.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 60% of the time.

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