Supply Chain Manager at Save the Children

Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.Job Title: Supply Chain ManagerRole PurposeThe Supply Chain (SCM) Manager is a key position in the Logistics Department, reporting to the Country Logistics Manager.S/he is responsible for the procurement in coordination with the Regional/International Procurement Unit and onward supply to the field areas.S/he will have the task to manage the Abuja Central Procurement Unit (CPU) under the supervision of the Country Logistics Manager.S/he ensures that SCI and Donor’s policies and procedures are fully implemented, will set up and/or strengthen internal control mechanisms and provide support and capacity building to Abuja staff, field bases staff and coordination staff to ensure successful activities under the Central Supply Unit and compliance to SCI and Donor’s standards.Scope of Role:Reports to: Country Logistics ManagerStaff directly reporting to this post: Procurement Team (4) and in dotted line Procurement team from the Field OfficesKey Areas of AccountabilityEnsure that all procurements are compliant to SCI and Donor standards, and that policies and procedures are institutionalized at all levelsSet up and manage a country procurement unit in Abuja that will serve as procurement HubEnsure that internal control mechanism are in place and followedDevelop Strategic and tactical procurement in Nigeria Country Office to avoid ad hoc procurement and to have a pro-active procurement department anticipating needs and consolidating purchases via contracting strategy or bulk purchases.Put in place framework agreements and Preferred Supplier Lists for key purchases according to the Country strategyRun periodically market surveys and market analysis to monitor the prices and availability of key items.Capacity building of field and coordination staff on procurement and stock managementCoordinate with field offices to ensure the regular and timely shipment of required supplies; coordinate with pharmacist to put in place medical delivery scheduleCoordinate with RPU-IPU for international orders, ensuring that orders are placed in a timely manner, discrepancies are proactively resolved, and invoices paid during project periodCoordinate customs processes for international purchasesOversee stock management is done accordingly to SCI standards and support TIM (Total Inventory Management) implementation and usage. 

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