Location: Globally flexible, Flexible

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The Opportunity

We are embarking on an ambitious and exciting change process, to make the organisation more relevant, bold, engaging, and effective in a dynamic and fast-changing global context in line with Plan International’s global strategy All Girls Standing Strong Creating Global Change (FY23-FY27).

For the next three years, Plan International is embarking on a number of large-scale change initiatives. These include the deployment of an organisational wide ERP suite of systems, and the strengthening of core business processes linked with project management, supply chain, finance and monitoring & evaluation (known internally as ‘Your Organisations Data and Analytics’ or Y.O.D.A.). Alongside these initiatives we also have an ambitious financial sustainability programme that is being designed and piloted, and will be rolled out across all regions in the coming years. Both of these will also impact our operating model, which will be designed and implemented beside these large-scale programmes.

These change initiatives all aim to improve delivery effectiveness and reduce cost and risk in order to realise non-financial benefits and financial returns to the organisation.

Plan International has a global supply chain of +€360 Million across 56 countries of programme operations. The supply chain is the backbone of the programmes and projects we deliver around the world.

The Director of Supply Chain and Procurement leads Plan International in the effective management of supply chain and procurement within, and in support of, our international programmes around the world, in all contexts.  The postholder will provide the supply chain vision and direction across the organisation and its complex portfolio. The role is responsible and accountable for providing day-to-day operational support to the requirements of the organisation, underpinned by a long-term strategic direction, and thought leadership, ensuring the delivery of a efficient, timely and cost-effective support to our programmes in development, humanitarian and emergency.

The Director of Supply Chain and Procurement provides leadership on behalf of the global organisation, ensuring that Plan successfully manages all standardised procedures, processes and practices supporting local sourcing, purchasing, inventory, digital transportation, fleet, environment and facilities and end usage of goods, services and works to meet our programme goals.

The role is also responsible and accountable for the global supply chain transformation (organisational design, target operating model and digitalisation) and priority setting, and is the supply chain voice to the executive leadership team. The role leads a senior team of supply chain experts with strong workplans aligned to the strategy.

The role will provide thought leadership and will drive innovation and excellence, amongst others, in the following technical areas:

Supply Chain Management (including Supply Chain Operations in Emergencies)
– Fleet Management
– Procurement
– Digital and Innovation
– Green Supply Chain

About You

You are experienced leader in supply chain and procurement, with a strong track record in the humanitarian sector. A strategic thinker, you will lead on strategic vision and direction in Supply Chain and Procurement, including implementation and effective change management of organisational design across a complex, decentralised organisation.

Strong line management experience and the ability to apply situational leadership and support others in their development and well-being are essential to the role. A change champion for gender equality and gender transformation you are committed to the values and purpose of Plan International.

Please follow this link for a full role profile; Director of Supply Chain & Procurement.docx

Location: The location of this role can be flexible where Plan International has an office* that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live. 

Type of Role: Permanent or maximum fixed term contract as per employing office’s standard terms and conditions.

Reports to: CFO

Level: 21

Closing Date: Sunday 24th March

*Applicable locations include: Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.