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Global Direct Categories Leader at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). Nairobi

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Job Description

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

  • 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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