Procurement Manager, WWF-Laos

Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one share home, the Earth? Working at WWF-Laos could be your opportunity of a lifetime.
All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss.  A growing realization that nature is our life-support system.  And nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss.  Here at WWF-Laos, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge.

Our people come from hugely diverse backgrounds and with a variety of expertise, ranging from Procurement, HR and finance to advocacy and conservation science.  We welcome applicants from anyone who believes they can help us create a better future for people and wildlife.
What We Do:

We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife.  From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030.  Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainable.
WWF-Laos is part of the WWF Greater Mekong, which works on environmental issues across Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. WWF-Laos established its presence in Laos starting in 2001 and in partnership with the government, has been implementing several projects in the areas of conservation of wildlife and natural resources; improvement of livelihoods/income generation and other relevant activities contributing to sustainable management of natural resources.
What does the Procurement Manager Do?

The Procurement Manager is responsible for the management, administration, and supervision of the organization's acquisition programs. He/she is in charge of contracting services and manages the purchase of supplies, equipment, materials, and all other procurement requirements of the whole office programme activities. And strategically guides relevant team members, ensuring that applicable procurement and related financial policies are followed and expenses are cost-effective.
  • Build positive relationships with external suppliers and maintaining the transparency of procurement policies and procedures;
  • Ensures stakeholders within the organization receive cost-effective quality goods and services in a timely manner;
  • Champions the programme office mission of achieving targeted outcomes, process efficiencies, and cost reduction goals;
  • Helps develop and create policies to make procurement relevant staff comply with WWF’s ethical standards, applicable policies and procedures, and applicable local laws.
  • Ensures purchasing activities are on track to reach important financial objectives and cost-saving targets;
  • Acts as the main negotiator for purchasing contracts;
  • Prepares procurement-related documents in line with the WWF’s applicable policies and procedures as well as donor requirements,
  • Monitor and evaluates contractual arrangements to make sure all suppliers are in compliance with all agreed-upon terms and conditions;
  • Preparing administrative online and paper works related to procurement tasks including proper filing and maintaining of procurement documents.
  • Ensure completion of procurement process within a reasonable period of time.
  • Providing guidance and orientation of procurement policies and procedures.
  • Maintains suppliers database and registers;
  • Maintains Trusted Suppliers files up to date;
  • Prepares bi-annual periodical procurement plans activity analytical reports;
  • Others as related to procurement tasks.

Desired Profile of Applicants:
  • Bachelor's degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Business Law, Accounting and Finance or equivalent degrees.
  • Proficient in the English language both reading, listening and oral and written communication.
  • Advance or excellent proficiency in MS Office and Office Management Systems;
  • 5 years of practical experience in procurement and/or supply chain management or similar relevant fields. Experience of procurement tasks with I/NGO is a plus;
  • Strategic procurement skills – to provide enterprise-wide sourcing of the highest quality goods and services with the lowest cost.
  • Strong financial acumen – uses budgeting skills, sound and practical financial management and accounting principles to successfully run departmental and projects purchasing requirements.
  • Communication skills – strong interpersonal skills to successfully work with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Proactive, innovative, and willing to accept changes for improvement while maintaining a high level of relationship internally and externally.
  • Writing skills (English) – to write effective reports, letters, and other purchasing documents in English language.
  • Ability to work well under pressure – to respond effectively to pressure and stress at work.
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Courage, Collaboration, Respect, and Integrity.
  • Essential WWF behaviors: strive for impact, listen deeply, collaboration openly, and innovation fearlessly.

WWF- Laos offers you a 1-year contract with a possible extension, and this position is based in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR with extensive travel within the country.
Please note the compensation package will be aligned with local salary and benefits conditions, in line with our reward policy.
How to Apply: If you have the skills and experience and are interested work in Laos, please email your cover letter and CV in English to citing in the subject line ‘Procurement Manager, WWF-Laos’. 
Deadline for Applications: 15 June 2021. 
Thank you for interested to be part of our panda family. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within six weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful for this role.
WWF does not charge or accept a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.