Location: London, Worldwide

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Sunday 10 June 2018

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

The Opportunity

We are currently recruiting for a Supply Chain Lead to join the PPM PRIME project team who can be based in London, or any existing Save the Children location. In this role you will provide your Supply Chain expertise to support one of the key strategic initiatives for Save the Children that will improve field level project/program management capability and delivery; and will also significantly increase the accessibility of information about our program achievements, resulting in a culture of evidence-based knowledge, learning and action on what works best for children.

Supply Chain is integral to the successful delivery of international programmes in Save the Children. As PPM PRIME aims to improve the design & delivery of projects, it is critical that the relevant supply chain functions tools and processes are captured within the project management methodology, and the project management system (PRIME), and that Project Managers are equipped to work with Supply Chain.

In order to be successful you will bring:

  • Substantial Supply Chain management experience, including working within a complex matrixed organisation ideally in both development and emergency contexts.
  • A track record of delivering results in a complex organisation, with a proven ability to forge consensus and drive action
  • Knowledge of, and success in, change management evidenced through developing and rolling out new Supply Chain tools/processes within a country office environment
  • Experience in developing and negotiating core business processes.
  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to build credibility and internal networks quickly, and gain change acceptance across the country offices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence.
  • Experience managing a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable success in delivering trainings and workshops
  • Training and capacity building experience
  • Cultural awareness, with highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Willingness to travel in developing countries (varying, but expected to be 20% of time)

The role offers a competitive salary in the context of the sector.

The organization

We employ approximately 17,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 60 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application information

Please apply online via our e-recruitment system, including details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


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