Egon Zehnder


Reference: TGF Sourcing and Supply Chain
Position: Head, Sourcing and Supply Chain Department
Organisation: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Added: 21 Feb 2018
Closing Date: 21 Mar 2018

The Head of the Sourcing and Supply Chain Department will provide strategic leadership in the Procurement and Supply Chain efforts of the Global Fund. S/he will have end to end accountability for the sourcing and supply chain process, ensuring integration of all procurement and supply chain activities and streamlining of transactional management.

The Department is responsible for developing and implementing sourcing strategies over a wide range of health products with a total spend of over $1.5 billion annually. Of this, approximately $1.2 billion is direct spend and the remainder indirect. This includes implementing Market Shaping Strategies on health products and managing the sourcing activities for the centralized procurement facility, i.e. Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM).

On market shaping strategy, s/he will develop a roadmap to implement the strategy which should balance the three objectives: maximize value for money, ensure healthy supply market and build country capability.

Specifically within the Sourcing area, s/he will develop and implement organizational strategies for areas such as sourcing of health products and technologies, office services, information technology, professional services and travel. S/he will lead the sourcing and category management teams with the overall responsibility to develop, implement and manage their activities in a strategic and compliant fashion.

Wambo, the on line interface for sourcing, will have to be further developed and managed in line with the sourcing strategy.  The Department Head will provide leadership and take full responsibility for strategic sourcing and procurement, to build the sourcing capability of the Global Fund, as well as upskilling the capability of the team. S/he will oversee the vetting of suppliers so that the Global Fund works with suppliers who meet the organization’s expectations of a compliant supply relationship.

In relation to Supply Chain, s/he will provide high level strategic leadership and direction on country-level supply chain matters within the Global Fund and with all countries which the Global Fund serves, at the highest level of government and with partners. The incumbent is also expected to lead the implementation of the Global Fund Supply Chain Strategy, as a key initiative to build resilient and sustainable systems for health and to achieve a sustain impact in the fight against the three diseases.

The Department Head will also be accountable for driving significant improvements in the supply chain management of key countries which will have a major impact on the Global Fund achieving its strategic objectives. Key focus areas amongst others will be forecasting and demand management, health product management and building staff capability. 

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