Clinics For All Zambia
Posted Job
over 1 year ago

Procurement & Supply Chain – Coordinator

The Procurement & Supply Chain Coordinator will be responsible for leading the team that sources and obtains strong pricing across the various areas that we need items for – chiefly our Clinical Sites, as well as for Support Office operations and functions. Quick turnaround times, least cost budgets are one-of-a-kind requirements that make this role unlike most others you will encounter. You uphold the highest standard of conduct, and you expect the same from your team. In providing Clinics4All with higher-quality goods and Services, you will inspire confidence and discipline in staff’ self-confidence and ensure their safety in operational sites.

What You Will Do:

  • Determine appropriate equipment and staffing levels to load, unload, move, or store materials.
  • Manage activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, controlling inventory, warehousing, or receiving.
  • Select transportation routes to maximize economy by combining shipments or consolidating warehousing and distribution.
  • Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.
  • Implement new or improved supply chain processes to improve efficiency or performance.
  • Work with various internal and external stakeholders to oversee timely and cost-effective delivery of goods and services.
  • Create a detailed Materials Requirement Plan based on demand and budget provision.
  • Accurately and consistently forecast what will be needed, and when, and then own the responsibility of seeing that our offices and clinics are adequately supplied with requisites.
  • Work with various departments to identify, evaluate, and build strong relationships with the best, most trustworthy, most cost-effective vendors available.
  • Be tough enough to hold vendors to their promises – price, quality, deadlines, etc.
  • Arrange/ negotiate multi-year contracts with our customers’ financial interests in mind.
  • Find creative solutions to reduce delivery times.
  • Work with supply chain staff to implement best-practice and standards from warehouse management, to inventory management at our academies.
  • Become the company expert – know our products backwards and forwards, keeping up with changes and updates, and factoring all this into decision making.
  • You will also be required to facilitate the production and distribution of uniforms. This will include working with our designer to finalize designs, negotiating cost and quality with factories, ensuring safe and timely delivery to our operating countries.
  • Follow-through on all the documentations required in Import / export of uniform shipments from country of origin (exporter / vendor country) to destination countries (Bridge Operating Countries or importer countries).
  • It’s imperative that you monitor cost as much as quality throughout all of these processes. The families we serve live on less than $2 a day per person. We need the person in this role to be able to think with a very clear, and very low, budget in mind as it’s essential that our uniforms are affordable for all of our families. The quantities we’ll be ordering should help drive down costs.
  • Develop accounting documentation for the supply and procurement processes.

What You Should Have:

  • A Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Procurement & Logistics and Development studies respectively from a recognized college and university.
  • At least 3 – 5 years’ experience in Supply Chain and/or Procurement.
  • Deep knowledge of supply chain, procurement, warehousing, logistics best practices.
  • Passion for Clinics4All’s vision of democratizing the right for all vulnerable children to succeed.
  • Significant and meaningful leadership experience leading Supply
  • Chain teams in fast-growth multi-unit environments.
  • Experience working with USAID, UNICEF, DFID or SIDA is a big plus.
  • High integrity with zero tolerance for any unethical business practices.
  • Analytical and critical thinker.
  • Self-starter; highly driven individual that will take ownership from the get-go and proactively look for improvement.
  • Strong leadership skills and has demonstrated ability to work with a very diverse workforce.

You’re also:

  • A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive.
  • You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
  • A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges.
  • On top of that, Bridge works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
  • A relentless advocate – The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like.
  • Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience, and value.
  • A malleable learner – You believe you can always do better.
  • You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
  • A data-driven decision-maker – When making decisions, you don’t rely your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.
  • A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different.
  • You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust

How to Apply

Interested persons with above detailed skills and good performance background should submit their CV’s, application letter, 3 reference letters and copies of certified academic qualifications to the email below: CV‘s received after this date will not be accepted. Clinics4All is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on Gender.

To apply please send resumes in English to and use the subject “Coordinator- Procurement, Logistics & Supply Chain”

NOTE: Clinics For All is an equal opportunities employer.

The deadline for applications is 28th February 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Recruitment Committee

Clinics4all Zambia

100/655 Off Lake Road,

PO Box 320320,

Lusaka.

Application deadline
28 Feb 15:00
Email applications to
recruitment@clinicsforall.org

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