Position Description

HIV/AIDS Strategic Sourcing Lead, GHSC-PSM
Location * Washington, DC
Job Level Senior
Time Type Full time
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Chemonics seeks an HIV/AIDS Strategic Sourcing Lead. The HIV/AIDS Strategic Sourcing Lead leads assessment of market trends, suppliers and products with the goal of improving sourcing strategies for adult and pediatric Anti-Retroviral (ARV) medicines, supplies and other products, as requested, for the HIV/AIDS health program within the Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project.  HIV/AIDS Strategic Sourcing Lead reports to the Strategy Director within the Global Supply Chain (GSC) Strategy Team.  The Lead will work closely on a day to day basis with the project’s HIV/AIDS Planning team, including the Task Order director, the integrated supply chain manager, the supplier relations manager and others. The Lead will help ensure strategic direction and priorities of ARVs and other category-specific procurement activities are implemented to achieve client and corporate objectives and support sourcing events and contract-related negotiations. The Lead will also collaborate actively within the cross-market GSC Strategy Team and with other functional units within GSC , including planning analysts, procurement specialists, quality assurance staff, and deliver/return staff, among others.  We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world!

 GHSC-PSM  is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures health commodities, provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of supply chains, and collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives.  An important strategic initiative of the project has been the introduction of all-inclusive sourcing strategies with suppliers of Viral Load and Early Infant Diagnosis (VL/EID) diagnostic tests for selected PEPFAR countries.


Responsibilities Include: 

  • Identify, analyze, and make recommendations to ARV sourcing strategy development, using historical procurement data, market research and analytics, quality assurance inputs, supplier and partner intelligence, and Supplier Management team input.
  • Lead or oversee ARV strategy updates, as needed, to respond to changes in market conditions, the supplier base and client needs.
  • Lead or oversee ARV and other strategic sourcing processes across categories of suppliers, engaging existing and new vendors, to negotiate best value, pricing and other relevant terms in contracts.
  •  Lead collaboration or act as liaison for GHSC-PSM headquarters and field office functional teams and USAID stakeholders to collect critical TO1 market and supply chain inputs and assess commodity sourcing opportunities and risks.
  • Lead collaboration or act as liaison for the agenda and work of one or more TO1 commodity councils, in coordination with the executive sponsors and technical leads, to provide overall governance of sourcing strategies and category management.
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise for TO1 technical working groups and sourcing events.
  • Provide project management support as needed.
  • Monitor and report status and results of strategic sourcing activities to GHSC-PSM leadership.
  • Support responses to ad hoc data requests from the client.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum 8 years’ work experience in supply chain, health programs, or pharmaceutical procurement (ARV procurement preferred)
  •  Project management experience in a technically relevant field required 
  • Experience with conducting qualitative and quantitative research and using data analytical tools, including Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Experience working in a cross-collaborative and cross-cultural environment
  • Experience liaising with suppliers, clients and/or partners in analytic and strategy development activities preferred
  • Familiarity with commercial and/or government procurement practices preferred
  • Familiarity with USAID beneficiary countries or other resource constrained countries a plus
  • Foreign language proficiency a plus

Application Instructions: 

Apply through our Career Center by January 27, 2022. No telephone inquiries, please. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and finalists will be contacted.

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Persons with disabilities who need to request reasonable accommodations during the application process should communicate their request to: 202-524-7706 or ApplicantRequest@chemonics.com.