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Director of Media Relations

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Marketing & Communications
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
Main Job Responsibilities:
• Develop and implement procurement strategies, policies, and procedures to optimize efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
• Lead and mentor a team of procurement specialists, providing guidance and fostering their professional growth.
• Collaborate with stakeholders to identify procurement needs, establish specifications, and evaluate potential suppliers.
• Conduct market research and supplier evaluations to identify reliable and competitive vendors.
• Negotiate contracts, pricing, and terms of the agreement to ensure favourable conditions for the organization.
• Monitor supplier performance, resolve issues, and manage supplier relationships to maximize value and minimize risks.
• Analyze procurement data and generate reports to track performance, identify trends, and propose improvements.
• Stay updated with industry trends and procurement and supply chain management best practices.


Person Specification:
• Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
• Relevant certifications are a plus.
• Proven experience in procurement, purchasing, or supply chain management, preferably in a supervisory role.
• Strong knowledge of procurement principles, practices, and regulations.
• Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Analytical mindset with the ability to leverage data for informed decision-making.
• Proficient in using procurement software and tools.
• Ability to lead a team, delegate tasks effectively, and foster a collaborative work environment.
• Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.