Process & Standards Lead - Logistics & Procurement

Woking | London

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 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape how Plan International enables logistics and procurement to achieve greater impact with children in the countries where we are working, increasing the efficiency, effectiveness, and performance of the function as a critical enabler to our projects.

This role plays a crucial part of the Global Logistics & Procurement Team and focuses on providing technical expertise on the design, development and maintenance of Logistics and Procurement policy, standards, procedures and tools.

As well as focusing on providing technical advice and support, the role will hold responsibility for developing and reviewing organisational standards and processes, and establishing a learning community that encourages engagement, consultation and technical knowledge exchange. Logistics and Procurement in the scope of this position will include technical processes across Operational Planning, Procurement, Assets, Inventory and Warehouse Management, Distributions, GIK (Gifts in Kind).

With responsibility for one direct report, the incumbent will also be expected to engage across functional and geographical boundaries throughout the organisation, engaging a range of stakeholders from country directors to logistics & procurement staff to national office staff. Externally, this role will engage within and outside the sector, including INGOs, UN agencies and institutional donors, with peer agency counterparts.

The Person

With significant experience within Logistics and Procurement you will have significant technical experience of developing, supporting, maintaining processes and systems.

Highly skilled in designing and embedding change management activities and implementing processes within a complex organisation, you will engage at all levels of the organisation, utilising proven project management methodologies and excellent communication and influencing skills. Knowledge and experience of major institutional donor rules and regulations (e.g USAID, ECHO, DFID, UN agencies etc) will be essential.

A pro-active team member with a flexible and dynamic approach, excellent attention to detail and problem solving capabilities will be imperative.

Type of Role: Permanent

Location: International Headquarters, Woking, Surrey. Short periods of international travel will be required.

Salary: £35-45000 per annum

Reports to: Head of Logistics & Procurement

Closing Date: Wednesday 9th November

For further information and to apply for this role, please visit our website at

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Plan International
  • Location: Woking | London
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Procurement
    • Procurement
    • Procurement
  • Closing Date: 2016-11-09

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