World Vision hiring Regional Supply Chain Director.
Purpose of the position
Supply Chain related expenses are the second largest expense category in World Vision following people expenses. When combining development and relief programs, between $.60 to $0.70 for every $1passes through our supply chain, Reputational risk and exposure to fraud is greatest amongst Supply Chain Management (SCM) staff as they are the most exposed of all World Vision staff to graft, corruption, fraud, nepotism and poor governance. Instances of poor management and lack of risk mitigation in challenging contexts give full voice to challenges to fulfilling our donor’s promises to the communities that the Partnership serves.
The West Africa Region is comprised of emergency and fragile context and in some countries a mixture of all three. The countries geographic size and market complexity, make it the most challenging region in the partnership.
This position is unique in that it reports directly to the Global Center Senior Director of SCM Field Operations and is strongly matrixed to the Regional Office as a core member of the Regional leadership team. This position will provide overall leadership; matrixed oversight and management support for all aspects of Supply Chain Management at the Regional and Field Office level in the West Africa Region. This position is part of the Regional Office (RO) Leadership team with a focus on ensuring stewardship, accountability, risk reduction and management strategies, leading the planning and sourcing of all key program spend that best serves the strategic and program objectives of the Field Offices (FO’s) while ensuring best value for $. In addition this position is responsible for establishing supply chain management as a core partnership function for both emergency, fragile and development context, Supply Chain staff capacity strengthening, the development and implementation of systems, processes and controls to drive efficient and effective delivery of FO programs while mitigating risk.
- Master of Business Administration and or Supply Chain Management degree and /or equivalent work experience.
- Extensive process improvement, strategic sourcing, and systems implementation experience.
- Minimum of 10 – 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 Practice has been successfully introduced and lead 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.
- Fluent English and French language skills required.
- Suitable experience in humanitarian industry or the corporate sector with an emphasis on measurable performance in terms of amounts strategically sourced, saved or 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-facet work environment, being able to lead virtual and/or matrix teams effectively.
- Strong organisational skills and ability to manage an integrated supply chain process where members are geographically dispersed.
- High level of independence shows initiative, and highly motivated team oriented and process oriented leadership style.
- Experience in leading cross cultural teams in developing countries.
- 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.
- 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.
- Delivered significant qualitative and quantitative (including financial) benefits through supply chain management which have positively impacted organizational and operational performance and impact.
- The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.Application deadline: 11 Feb 2021.