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General Manager, Supply Chain Management, Sexual and Reproductive Health Commodities

General Manager, Supply Chain Management, Sexual and Reproductive Health Commodities     

Salary £59,000 - £80,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
London SE1
Closing Date: 
Fri, 2013-06-28
Interview Date: 
Mon, 2013-07-22


You will lead on strategic global procurement and supply chain management of SRH commodities across the Federation, with a focus on providing support and guidance to strengthen in-country logistics. You will strengthen and expand strategic partnerships with key donors, suppliers and others, e.g. the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, to support our Member Associations’ (MAs’) supply chain management of SRH commodities, with a focus on providing services for people who are poor, marginalized, socially excluded and under-served.


You have a degree or equivalent standard of education – ideally in the pharmaceutical, medical, public health, social science or related field.  A CIPS Professional Diploma or equivalent supply-chain management qualification, and/or MCIPS designation is desirable.  Significant exposure to international supply chain management, ideally in the INGO, health or pharmaceutical sectors is essential.  Ideally that should include developing country experience.  Knowledge of international donor procurement compliance rules and SRH knowledge/application is desirable.  You must have a track record of practical application of the international supply chain management regulatory framework along with a thorough knowledge of tendering procedures and current supply chain contract legislation. In addition you have a track record in the development and management of robust supply chain management Quality Assurance programmes.      


You are an exceptional leader and strategist with excellent staff management skills (including virtual).  You are a politically astute networker and can diplomatically influence at national, regional and international levels. You have excellent written communication skills and are fluent in English. French or Spanish is desirable. You are commercially astute with proven analytical and financial management skills.  Strong project management skills to manage complex projects and processes are essential.  With good IT skills you have a working knowledge of ERP systems. You are willing to travel internationally.


Applications must be submitted in English and by application form.  CVs will not be accepted.  For further information please download the job description and application form below or contact Human Resources, IPPF, 4 Newhams Row, London SE1 3UZ Tel: + 44 (0)20 7939 8298 or email  Application form available in Large Print, Audio or Braille.  No agencies please. 


Closing date:   Friday 28 June 2013 


Interview dates:  Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 July 2013


Anticipated start date: – Monday 2 September 2013


We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.


Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates openly living with HIV.  IPPF is committed to equal opportunities and cultural diversity.  Candidates from all sections of the community are welcome to apply.  This is a post for which IPPF will, if necessary, apply for a work permit.  The granting of work permits is subject to regulation by the UK Border Agency.