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Senior Director Global Supply Chain Field Operations

at World Vision
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted March 14, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency UGX


Senior Director Global Supply Chain Field Operations


Supply Chain related expenses are the second largest expense category in World Vision following people expenses. For every $1 we spend on programmes that include food-aid and gifts-in-kind, approximately $0.75 is potentially touched by Supply Chain Management. World Vision’s supply chain staff are accountable for full transactional compliance from the forecasted field requirement to accounts payable, and working with senior leadership to ensure compliance with WVI standards and mitigation of Supply Chain risks. Some humanitarian industry thought leaders state that Supply Chain Management is the business. Supply Chain is integral to the functioning of World Vision’s ministry and is being developed as a core support function as integral as People & Culture, Finance, IT and Marketing.

This position is tasked to encompass all Field Offices in the World Vision (WV) Partnership with the appropriate level of engagement to leverage functional, geographic, and category spending and optimize vendor terms and performance, working capital management as it relates to spend, and logistics for all categories of spend as well as specific commodity logistics for Food aid and gifts-in-kind (GIK) aid to beneficiaries. In addition, the incumbent is tasked with ensuring logistical support for all entities in the WV Partnership including disaster relief efforts as deemed appropriate, as well as appropriate risk monitoring and mitigation activities to help ensure the integrity of global supply chain and spending practices and compliance with applicable local laws and regulations.


Lead the evolution and implementation of the strategic road map for the Supply Chain Management Function across the partnership in alignment with Shared Services, Global Field Operations, Global Finance and Global Technical Sectors and Grant Acquisition Management.

Responsible for leading the evolution and implementation of an integrated supply chain road map to include the development of standardized and repeatable best practice business processes to reduce risk, lower costs and enable

continuous improvement and operational excellence globally.

Lead the development of sourcing strategies to support new operating models through the creation of a working partnership with Global Technical Sector and Grant Acquisition Management Leads.

Lead the transition of select Supply Chain and Logistic activities to the Shared Service Center in partnership with Senior Director of Shared Services, the Global Procurement Office (GPO) and the Provision Programme Director.

Provide leadership and direct the effort to continuously rationalize global, regional and national procurement at the Global Center, Support offices and National offices with the GC Functional Leaders, Support Office Leadership,

Regional Senior Leaders, Senior Director of Global Field Operations and National Office Directors.

Lead and directly manage the Regional Supply Chain Management Directors (matrix managed by Regional SDOs) in the development and delivery of Global and Regional Supply Chain strategies that align and support overall global Field Operations strategies.

Lead and mentor supply chain directors and staff and through them provide the delivery of supply chain initiatives to drive cost efficiency and process standardization and effectiveness that align with regional strategies.

Develop and facilitate the delivery of Supply Chain strategies to inculcate a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence in the performance of Supply Chain in Regional, Field Offices and Disaster Management.