How about using your procurement skills and expertise in contract negotiation to enhance the efficiency of our corporate procurement processes? You will contribute to the economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean by getting the best suppliers and managing our resources wisely.
Background: The Budget and Administrative Services Department (BDA) is responsible for providing Senior Management and the Board of Executive Directors information on performance and budget allocation and for managing corporate procurement and administrative services. As part of BDA, the Administrative Services, Security, and Corporate Procurement Division (BDA/ACP) provides a broad array of administrative services both in Headquarters and Country Offices, including corporate procurement, real estate management, corporate travel management, records management, corporate security, and other institutional support services.
Reporting to the Procurement section chief, the primary role of the Corporate Procurement Contract Sr. Specialist/Specialist is to conduct the procurement and contracting processes for a wide range of services and goods (i.e. Information technology, facilities design and construction, consulting services, among others) including RFP development, evaluation, contract drafting/development and negotiation. This role may also include providing support to the Country Offices.
What you’ll do:
Business Partner Support:
Review departmental requests to determine the best procurement approach. Lead the RPF process including the coordination of project teams.
Act as a business partner for all aspects of procurement to requisitioning units by advising on the full range of procurement issues and through all stages of the procurement cycle.
Procurement Planning & Execution
Develop solicitation methodologies and draft contracts and documentation for all contracts. Lead vendor relationship through the negotiation, evaluation and contracting process and provide input to management. Conduct post-award reviews with non-selected vendors.
Liaise with users to understand potential projects and assist with procurement related issues.
Build and maintain effective contractual supplier relationships and manage contracts with service providers.
Supplier Relationship Program:
Participate in re-developing/refining current supplier relationship program and management tools.
Develop and coordinate activities such as annual supplier days and presentations to end users.
Lead data analysis to achieve the greatest gains in efficiency and cost reduction for end users.
Conduct market research to keep abreast of market developments, research and analyze statistical data and market reports for suppliers.
What you’ll need:
Education: Master’s (or equivalent) degree in Business Administration, Procurement, Finance, Law, Project Management or another relevant field. C.P.M. and/or C.P.S.M is desired.
Experience: Minimum of 5 years (8 years preferred) of experience in the field of procurement, strategic sourcing, contract management or related experience. Ability to create and negotiate legally binding commercial contracts. Procurement and contracting experience in both US and Latin America desired. Knowledge of decision support tools and analytics is desirable. Familiarity with SAP ECC and SRM required. Demonstrated experience in end-to-end procurement processes and in developing supplier relationship programs.
Languages: Written and oral proficiency in English and Spanish required. Strong writing skills are a must in both languages.
Starting date: as soon as possible
Location: Washington D.C.
Requirements: Candidates must be citizens of one of the IDB’s 48 member Countries and have no family members currently working at the bank.
The IDB offers a competitive benefits and compensation package.
The IDB is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities in employment. We embrace diversity on the basis of gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and HIV/AIDs status. We encourage women, Afro-descendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply.
At the Inter-American Development Bank, we’re devoted to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48 member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues..., policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.