To apply, please visit the IMF Careers page (www.imf.org/jobs) and apply for Job Number 1800087.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is looking to hire a Senior Procurement Officer to join the Procurement Team of the Corporate Services and Facilities Department. This position is based in the IMF headquarters located in Washington, DC.
The Senior Procurement Officer plays a key role in the procurement of operationally critical goods and services for the IMF. As a member of the Procurement Team, the candidate is responsible for strategic sourcing, commodity procurement and contract management. The candidate will partner with business unit leaders to conduct high value procurements and develop sourcing strategies with the goal of reducing total cost of ownership while enabling operational efficiency.
Candidate shall be predominantly responsible for the planning, development and management of all contractual requirements for projects of significant complexity related to the procurement of diverse services and commodities (e.g., event services, hospitality services, professional services, general consulting services and Information Technology services including staff augmentation, consulting off-shore services, hosting, computer hardware, software licenses, data subscriptions service) in accordance with the IMF’s Procurement Policy and Practices.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategic Sourcing. Lead or assist strategic sourcing projects. Activities include, supply market analysis, business requirements evaluation, strategy development, RFP development, competitive bidding via RFPs, RFQs or E-Auctions, negotiations, contracting, etc.
Commodity Procurement. Execute commodity purchases. Activities include the development of statements of work, RFPs, vendor negotiations and contracting.
Supplier Performance Management. Monitor ongoing vendor performance (e.g. compliance to service metrics, cost savings targets)
Stakeholder Relationship Building. Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholder in the Facilities Division, anticipating procurement needs in advance and working closely to develop sourcing and category management strategies.
Educational development, typically acquired through the completion of an advanced university degree in business administration, materials management, logistics/distribution management, procurement/contract management, or a related field of study, supplemented by a minimum of four years of relevant work experience; or a university degree, or equivalent, business administration, materials management, logistics/distribution management, procurement/contract management, or a related field of study, supplemented by a minimum of ten years of relevant professional experience.
In addition to the qualifications above, the successful candidate should have the following competencies:
Advocacy, Engagement and Influence - Ability to influence senior stakeholders across multiple business units, strategies and plans. Facilitation and conflict management skills that enable effective working relationships and efficient interactions by work groups or teams.
Building Collaborative Relationships - Interpersonal skills that create openness and trust among colleagues and clients. Collaborative orientation that focuses on building effective partnership with clients.
Strategic Thinking - Ability to communicate succinctly and develop communication strategies across multiple stakeholder groups.
Subject-Matter Expertise - Prior experience in procuring event services, hospitality services, professional services, general consulting services and IT services would be beneficial. Prior experience in third party risk management would be a plus.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 1800087
About International Monetary Fund
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
Created in 1945, the IMF is governed by and accountable to the 189 countries that make up its near-global membership.
Why the IMF was created and how it works
The IMF, also known as the Fund, was conceived at a UN conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, United States, in July 1944. The 44 countries at that conference sought to build a framework for economic cooperation to avoid a repetition of the competitive devaluations that had contributed to the Great Depression of the 1930s.
The IMF's responsibilities: The IMF's primary purpose is to ensure the stability of the international monetary system—the system of exchange rates and international payments that enables countries (and their citizens) to transact with each other. The Fund's mandate was updated in 2012 to include all macroeconomic and financial sector issues that bear on global stability.