Title: Deputy Director Commercial Supply Chain
Department: Procurement and Logistics
Based in Washington, DC
Up to 25% international travel
Reports to the Director of Procurement
Who we are
We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.
There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a motley group of entrepreneurs and professionals with a diverse range of backgrounds all the way from the medical industry to the music business, all with unique skills we bring to the job.
Are you an experienced Commercial Supply Chain professional that is passionate about maximizing your teams' efforts? Do you enjoy directing strategic and tactical initiatives? Are you passionate about putting forth a quality product? Do you desire to work for a mission driven organization committed to supporting improvements in health and wellbeing in emerging markets? If this describes you then continue reading.
PSI, a leading global health organization, is seeking a Deputy Director for Commercial Supply Chain to lead its’ global commercial supply chain team, with a particular focus on revenue generating product lines. This function is a strategic activity within PSI, aimed at ensuring the availability of high-quality health products at competitive prices for mid and lower income consumers in emerging markets through financially viable business models. The individual recruited into this position will be responsible for building out and delivering a best in class global supply chain.
The right candidate will have demonstrated experience in leading teams and programs to deliver successful outcomes. The Deputy Director Commercial Supply Chain is responsible for building effective supply chain processes and driving a culture of ownership across the commercial supply chain function that results in satisfactory and consistent delivery performance for PSIs internal customer base.
This position will require minimum 25% travel. This role will be based in our headquarters in Washington, DC.
Skills and ExperienceYou should have experience of using the Lean or Six Sigma methodology to implement routine analysis of performance metrics to identify and prioritize gaps and improvement opportunities, addressing critical gaps to on time and in full delivery. Ideally you will have a background from the commercial sector (especially; manufacturing, engineering or pharmaceutical). You must be able to demonstrate your experience managing end to end Supply Chain for a portfolio of products in FMCG and/or Pharmaceutical sectors. Experience identifying and managing manufacturer engagement and strategic partnerships for business growth is preferred. You will be a pragmatic individual who can quickly establish best practice to improve production planning and inventory management. The successful Senior Supply Chain Director will be an entrepreneurial leader with a passion and stamina for driving change.
As a member of the Procurement and Logistics (P&L) team this position has a focus on the supply chain activities for PSI’s product sales functions. Supporting PSI’s drive towards a financially viable product supply chain for affordable, quality products.
Responsibilities will include:
Identify potential areas for cost savings and/or operational efficiencies in multi-country supply chain operations whilst minimizing risk and maintaining product quality standards to inform product sourcing and quality assurance strategies.
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Qualifications and Training
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.