Job Vacancies Crown Agents USA
Position: Procurement Manager, Health Systems
Location: Arlington, United States
Closing Date: Monday, 31 December 2012
Crown Agents Group (CA Group) is an international development company with offices in more than 30 countries, employing over 700 personnel worldwide. CA Group provides direct assistance, management consulting, and training for public and private sector clients, particularly in health systems strengthening, public financial management, procurement, and logistics. CA Group currently operates in more than 85 countries on projects with an annual value of more than $ 136m.
Crown Agents USA (CA-USA), the U.S. incorporated subsidiary of CA Group, provides direct procurement services, technical assistance, and training to improve health outcomes, establish good governance, and stimulate economic growth across the developing world. Since its incorporation in the United States in 1998, CA-USA has provided technical assistance services and support to U.S. Government agencies and international organizations such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), and the World Bank Group.
Role & Responsibilities
The Procurement Manager will be required to solve daily issues relating to global procurement and supply chain management. The Procurement Manager will organize and plan the staffs’ workload to ensure that deliverables are carried out efficiently within respective deadlines.
To provide senior procurement operations management for a major, multi-million dollar health project by:
Managing procurement workflow and instituting continuous improvement processes to increase on-time delivery;
Identifying and communicating strategic issues affecting procurement to the senior project management team;
Establishing streamlined procurement mechanisms and processes;
Serving as primary procurement interface with project directors and communicating constraints and opportunities;
Supervising CA-USA procurement staff assigned to the project and ensuring that staff receive necessary guidance and training;
Managing day-to-day procurement processes of the health project with a focus on continuous improvement programs and compliance tracking;
Providing operational and strategic advice to project’s leadership to improve service delivery and to increase client satisfaction;
Supervising CA-USA project procurement staff, including ensure that career development and training needs are met;
Serving as senior procurement counterpart to the client.
Bachelor Degree in a related field; Post graduate degree or training in business, supply chain, or related field desired.
15 + years of progressively responsible track record in procurement, supply chain and contract management, including staff supervision, preferably in the health sector.
Hands-on buying experience desired.
In-depth knowledge of USG procurement and contract regulations, rules and procedures.
How to apply:
To apply to this position, please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, along with the title of the position you are applying for, in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D / V.
Candidate must be able to demonstrate legal right to work in the United States.
Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department at ADArequests@crownagents.com. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
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