Manager, Procurement & Logistics - World Vision, Mississauga

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. As followers of Jesus, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. World Vision serves all people regardless of religions, race, ethnicity or gender. We offer an exciting environment where people help make a difference in the lives of children around the world! Currently we are inviting applications for the position of Manager, Procurement and Logistics.

Reporting to the Director of Risk Management and Shared Services, the manager is responsible for providing direction and insights for both the procurement and logistics functions.

• Provide oversight to a team which is responsible for all purchasing activities for the organization resulting in overall cost savings. • Working closely with the Manager for Strategic Sourcing and Contracts in finding the best possible products and services for the organization. • Responsible for evaluating current procurement functions and activities to ensure the procurement team is providing the best possible service to the organization. • Engage with the various business units throughout the organization to ensure the needs of World Vision Canada are being met. • Also be responsible for direction, oversight and coaching of the warehouse team. Automation of many of the inventory and logistics functions will be a priority as the organization streamlines its operations to provide more effective service.

Key Job Functions:

The key role of the manager is to ensure the procurement of goods and services is performed in the most efficient and effective means possible, and also provides World Vision Canada with the best available goods and service, at the best possible price.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The successful candidate will be an individual who:
• Works well with people in a cross functional relationship; • Able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances; • Is an effective communicator both written and verbal; and • Has specific knowledge and skills in purchasing, warehousing and inventory management, and logistics.
Minimum Requirements:
A post secondary education; a procurement designation and or equivalent experience; and experience with warehousing and logistics. Management experience is also essential to the position.
How to apply: 
Interested applicants are asked to complete an Online application via our website
Application deadline is January 22, 2012.

World Vision is committed to the protection of children, all offers of employment will be conditional upon the successful completion of reference checks and a Police background check. Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to the core values and mission of the World Vision partnership.

We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The People and Culture Division