Population Services International

  • Procurement & Logistic Officer

    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/28/2018 4:17 PM)
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    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Title: Procurement and Logistics Officer

    Department:  Procurement and Logistics

    Based in: Washington, DC

    Reports to: Deputy Director -Procurement


    Who we are

    With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.


    There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.


    Join us!


    PSI is seeking a Procurement and Logistics Officer to provide its Commercial Sales and Distribution programs in 30+ low to middle income countries primarily with but not limited to reproductive health, child survival and malaria health commodities, pharmaceuticals and related healthcare items. The Procurement Officer will report to Deputy Director -Procurement, and will be based in Washington, D.C.


    Sound like you? Read On.


    Your Contribution

    • Responsible for “Procure to Pay” cycle for procurement activity; including, but not limited to:
      • Manage procurement process for commodity purchases in accordance with appropriate PSI regulations in a transparent manner
      • Draft contracts and raise Purchase orders
      • Explore opportunities and enter into Long Term Supply Agreements of Pharmaceutical products to reduce procurement process time.
      • Ensure that all items procured meet appropriate quality standards;
    • Liaise with field offices to proactively determine procurement needs and appropriate delivery schedules;
    • Liaise with PSI staff to provide regular status reports, and coordinate scheduling and share information on orders;
    • Support the process for quality checks at the field and HQ levels
    • Provide regular status reports to field offices, and other internal customers;
    • Explore opportunities with country offices, Social Enterprise, Global Marketing to explore and introduce new products in PSI Portfolio of products,
    • Other duties as necessary to support PSI’s global health impact.


    The selected candidate would be key member to Procurement & Logistic team working closely with key stake holders to:

    • Develop Project Procurements and Supply Plans for introduction of New Products as well as existing Products in new countries
    • Explore opportunities for Commercial Partnership and New Business Development with Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
    • Assess opportunities to expand current supplier base of Quality Assured manufacturers for existing and new products to be introduced by PSI.


    What are we looking for?

    The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

    • Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
    • Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
    • Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
    • Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
    • Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt
    • Commitment:  You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin

    Our ideal candidate will possess:

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • At least 5-7 years’ experience in procurement + new business development with a commercial pharmaceutical organization.
    • Working knowledge of public procurement regulations.
    • Have experience with developing systems for Vendor Evaluation
    • Understanding of strategic sourcing
    • Firm knowledge of overall supply chain operations
    • Exceptional communication skills
    • Strong MS Office operating skills, including Project Planning Software and Visio .
    • Interest in international development and working with multiple countries across time zones and culture; Intellectually curious individuals encouraged to apply
    • Working knowledge of Spanish or French is preferred

    What would get us excited:

    • Experience in developing global partnership for supplies of health commodities.
    • Having experience in Project Development for product launches and re-supply schedules in Multiple Countries simultaneously.
    • Have Commercial Analysis mindset
    • You bring energy and passion in what you do
    • Exceptional team player and able to take quick actions and course corrections in Project Roll out
    • Desire to learn and implement the learnings

    References will be required. Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship and relocation expenses will not be covered for this position. 

    The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.



    • Exempt

    *Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.


    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.



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