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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Against a backdrop of external change, Plan International is working to transform how we operate, in order to deliver a bold new strategy. This includes modernising our operating model, business processes, systems and the way we work through a portfolio of global change projects ahead of the implementation of a new strategy, starting in 2017. One of the key projects critical to the future of Plan’s Strategy is the realisation of Cost Savings across multiple categories of spend.
This exciting new position will work as part of a large new Project to improve the professionalisation of procurement practices in Plan International, tackling a number of priority categories to research and analyse how we spend, reduce costs and ensure that we are achieving the best possible value for money. The savings we will achieve in this project will enable us to redirect essential resources into achieving more for childrens’ rights and equality for girls in our countries.
You will analyse spend data and patterns to present analysis to inform category based decision making, research markets and suppliers and internal and external trends and support key project deliverables including budget and project reports.
You will be responsible for analysing quotations and making recommendations in a competitive bidding process, as well as running the majority of a tender process from identifying business needs with key stakeholders through to award of contract.
Proactively maintaining and growing both our supplier and contracts databases you will anticipate new and emerging business needs, working with internal and external stakeholders to determine procurement needs, quality and delivery requirements, including supporting stakeholders in the development and articulation of specifications for equipment, materials and services to be purchased across a diverse range of procurement categories.
You will have experience of working in a procurement function and developing, supporting and maintaining processes and systems.
Possessing excellent attention to detail, consistency and strong analytical skills, you will have a demonstrated ability to manipulate large volumes of data efficiently and accurately.
Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing and the ability to work as part of a busy, high performing team, proactively supporting the team to become more effective and productive will be imperative.
High proficiency in MS Office applications is essential. Experience in using an ERP such as SAP and the ability to speak additional languages would be an advantage.
Location: Plan International Offices in Stockholm, Sweden
Type of Role: Two year fixed term contract
Closing Date: Sunday 11th March
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.
As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.