Regional Supply Chain Management Director
World Vision International
Costa Rica
hace 5 días


The (RSCMD) will establish supply chain management as a core function in each region.

This role will act as a strategic partner with the Region and National Office (NO) leading the strategic direction for supply chain and operational responsibility.

With more than 60% of WV’s spend touched by supply chain, it is imperative that standards, accountability mechanisms, capacity and leadership around SCM be taken as a critical priority.

The RSCMD will work with Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) and the respective regional leadership to direct and develop strategy, policy and procedures around supply chain, ensure that the best total value is achieved (risk mitigation, donor confidence, cost reduction, quality, delivery, lead time, asset investment) while meeting the current and future business and technical needs of World Vision worldwide.

As a strategic partner, this role will work with regional and NO’s for both emergency and development program activities, providing guidance and training around developing, selecting, and managing strategic partnerships with suppliers and service providers in low and high cost global regions to meet the local, regional, and global needs of WV’s business.

This position will take an active role by participating in supply chain audit activities and risk reduction strategies, coordinate and participate in capacity building and training initiatives, oversee and coordinate the roll out of four phases of SCM modernisation, and act as an advisory resource across other regions when required.


Act as the leading partner in designing the strategic road map and rolling out operational best practices for the supply chain management function across the regions.

Lead strategic direction and oversight in the development of Supply Chain Management (SCM) strategy, policies and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for performance monitoring.

Provide guidance and training to NOs SCM staff for both emergency and program activities.

Lead the coordination and roll out and full adoption of SCM modernization and ProVision, creating a sustainable and accountable supply chain management organization.

Lead supply chain business process assessments and capacity building activities with SCM staff.

Partner with NOs to identify SCM gaps that require tighter controls to ensure compliance and standardization.


University degree in Logistics Management and / or Supply Chain Management

Post graduate qualification in technical field related to SCM and Business Management

Minimum of 15 years of senior management and operational experience in the field of operations, manufacturing, logistics or supply chain management with experience in developing and implementing process change, training and knowledge management and capacity development programs.

Training and certification in practices such as Six Sigma, BPI, and / or Lean supply chain.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience :

Suitable experience in industry or the corporate sector is a prerequisite while a sound academic background will be an advantage to ensure that the incumbent will be able to provide learning and growth of the functional specialists as well as the members of the Community of Practice.

Professional certification and / or post graduate degree in Supply Chain Management

Member of a Professional SCM vocational society.

Demonstrates Christ -centered life and work.

Demonstrated leadership skills in complex and multi-facet work environment, being able to lead teams effectively.

Strong organizational skills and ability to manage an integrated Supply Chain process where members are geographically dispersed.

High level of independence shows initiative, and highly motivated team oriented and process oriented leadership style.

High degree of negotiation and persuasion skills.

Ability to travel internationally (up to 40% of the time).

Ability to work with a reasonable level of comfort in high tension and high security risk situations.

Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardships.

Strong written and verbal skills in English.

Experienced in Spend Analysis.

Experience in Strategic Sourcing.

Experienced in Procurement Processes.

Experienced in Inventory Management, Materials Requirement Planning, SCM Information systems, Transport and Warehouse Management.

Proven track record in Project Management.

Mature Leadership.

Work Environment / Travel :

The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time.

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