The Purchasing Manager is responsible for the day to day management of a portfolio of purchasing activities, ensuring that those activities uphold CRDF Global policy and best practices in all aspects of implementation. The Purchasing Manager is required to have extensive knowledge and training on the principles, concepts and methodology of purchasing and skill in applying this knowledge to many different, unrelated, and/or nonstandard project activities.
While standard operating procedures are available, the Purchasing Manager applies a knowledge of complex methods, policies and best practices to provide expertise and consultation to stakeholders, develop implementation plans, evaluate compliance and identify control weaknesses. The position requires ingenuity to adapt procedures, techniques and tools to meet project requirements, and capitalizes on understanding of the department to interact with internal and external customers. The Purchasing Manager owns and leads a process or and/or is responsible for staff.
Oversees a portfolio of purchasing activities with high complexity
Oversees the purchasing function and provides guidance and support to staff conducting purchasing activities
Plans, organizes, and assigns purchasing resources including developing solutions to problems of varying complexities requiring ingenuity, creativity, and innovation
Establishes the direction for and oversees management of Blanket PurchasingAgreements or other purchasing vehicles
Analyzes supplier data and has ability to effectively communicate results at all levels
Oversees purchasing agreement negotiations for best value, delivery schedule, and Terms and Conditions
Places a strong emphasis on regular communications with suppliers, including establishing executive level relationships
Provides high quality, timely support to internal customers and suppliers
Trains and develops staff, including training of internal customers throughout the organization
Implements policy and procedural enhancements that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of purchasing
Manages export control compliance policy and procedures, including export licensing
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance or related field
Advanced degree preferred
5+ years of experience in procurement or purchasing in a USG funding environment including familiarity with operating under various types of federal contracts and grants
Experience in leading and coordinating functional teams.
Must have exposure to international markets and ability to navigate in challenging global regions
Working knowledge of US export control regulations and licensing
Industry-specific training or certifications preferred
Strong knowledge of Global Supply Chain industry, strategic sourcing concepts and best practices
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Solid analytical, verbal & written communication skills
Demonstrated successful negotiations and ability to analyze complex pricing strategies to establish a negotiation position
Strong and hands-on knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
Ability to showcase exemplary customer service skills is a must
Effective communication skills, including experience working with international partners
Strong critical thinking and analysis, planning and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to adapt quickly to new challenges
Self-motivated, demonstrated sense of urgency, ownership of tasks and accountable
High level of organization and attention to detail
Working knowledge of Deltek/Costpoint Purchasing module is preferred.
U.S. work authorization
CRDF Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) CRDF Global provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status.
CRDF Global offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
To apply, please complete our online application and include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) references.
About CRDF Global
Founded in 1995, CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, training, and services. Based in Arlington, Virginia with offices in the Eurasia and MENA regions, CRDF Global works with more than 40 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Eurasia, and Asia. We specialize in bringing isolated scientific communities into the scientific mainstream through a variety of science engagement and capacity-building programs. CRDF Global encourages science cooperation between countries where official relations are strained.
CRDF Global believes that the world’s scientists and innovators must work together to help solve today’s global challenges in such areas as global health; nuclear, biological and chemical security, and water, food, energy nexus. Through collaboration, scientists and innovators also enhance international understanding that can help to improve relations between countries. Our distinction lies in our ability to offer programs that empower grantees at every stage of science and tech innovation combined with our deep understanding of international grant and financial management processes.