Location: United States of America (the) – Watertown, MA
The International Procurement Manager is responsible for the worldwide purchasing and shipping function, including procurement planning, training of field staff, and compliance of specific purchasing actions with Pathfinder’s procurement policy, federal procurement regulations, and terms of specific grants and contracts.
- Provides guidance on procurement actions to ensure adherence to policy, including but not limited to: geographic code requirements for source, origin, and nationality; local cost financing limitations; competitive bidding requirements; and file documentation requirements.
- Identifies suppliers; prepares requests for vendor proposals (RFP’s) or requests for quotations and determines the appropriate type of request; establishes vendor section criteria and selects vendor; prepares justifications for sole source procurement actions; prepares waiver requests for restricted goods and/or source/origin/nationality exceptions; prepares procurement checklists; and documents reasons for vendor selection via the procurement checklist and/or negotiation memorandum.
- Prepares shipping orders and all related documents for shipment via freight forwarder or other means. Ensures complete and appropriate documentation for release from customs. Monitors all phases of shipment process to final destination. Manages relationship with freight forwarder or shipping company.
- Participates in the development of Pathfinder proposals (agreements, contracts, etc.) which may result in major procurements. Develops and implements procurement plans for major procurement actions under government contracts, ensuring necessary concurrence are obtained. Also, prepares subcontracts for major procurement actions under government contracts. Works closely with the Contracts Officer to coordinate contractual procurements.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other related field.
- Minimum of five years of experience as a purchasing/procurement professional with U.S. Government agency, contractor, or non-profit recipient of federal awards.
- Thorough understanding of USAID financial guidance and regulations and sound judgement in applying them to diverse, field-based operations.
- Previous experience with international procurement, particularly in developing countries.
- Position requires up to 40% international travel depending upon project needs.
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