Head of Professional Services

Master's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1165
Date Posted:Jul 29, 2017
Closing Date:Aug 9, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Business Administration
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:96,90,66

About FMFB:


The First Microfinance Bank - Afghanistan

Job Summary:

The Head of Professional Services is to provide strategic leadership and management and develop business policy in order to deliver an efficient, cost-effective and quality operation within Property / Logistics /facility management. Responsible for developing and implementing an enterprise-wide procurement, logistics and facility management approach and directing the ongoing procurement, logistics and Facility Management activities serving as a partner with the business.
The scope of this role includes working with internal stakeholders from initial need identification to final delivery including demand management, supply analysis/strategy, supplier identification, sourcing, contract negotiation, delivery planning and monitoring, purchasing and ongoing performance management and improvement.
This position will report to the Chief Executive Officer.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Create and implement a scalable procurement strategy and function
Implement sourcing strategies to create value, gain efficiencies and build relationships among a diverse supply base
Develop and manage a procurement team to include sourcing, contracting, purchasing, vendor management (i.e., monitoring, reporting and benchmarking) and other internal procurement support activities
Design, review and evaluate benchmarks and scorecards for Procurement, Logistics & Facility Management
Work with business leaders to ensure alignment with their objectives and supply base improvement efforts

Use IT systems to manage stock levels, delivery times and transport costs with the aim to (continuously) drive down operational expenses
Use associated information systems to coordinate and control the order cycles
Evaluate performance and quality and to plan improvements
Allocate and manage staff resources according to changing needs;
Liaise and negotiate with customers and suppliers;
Develop business by gaining new contracts, analyzing logistical problems and producing new solutions;
Develop e-commerce solutions to continuously drive down logistic costs
Improve and develop business performance within the constraints of legislation, fuel costs and rising environmental pressures.

Facility Management:
Focus on using best business practice to improve efficiency, by reducing operating costs while increasing productivity.
Investigates availability and suitability of options for new premises, including rent negotiations, planning best allocation and utilization of space and resources for new buildings, or re-organizing current premises according agreed business plans.
Project management and supervising and coordinating work of contractors;
Ensures that premises meet health and safety requirements and that facilities comply with legislation;
Keeps staff safe in line with safety procedures.

Job Requirement:

Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain Management, from a reputable University, a Master degree in relevant field is highly preferred.
Relevant Industry knowledge ideally obtained in a Financial institute
5 Years’ experience in staff development
Excellent Command of English (Verbal & Written) Reporting Skills
Strategic Thinking
Strong Negotiator
Problem Analysis & Problem-Solving Skills balanced with creativity to seek, encourage and find effective procurement approaches
Ability to build a team and lead from the front
Strong sense of urgency and initiative
Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Organization & Time Management
Sound Judgement
Minimum of 10 years work experience in a Large Company (1,000+ employees) of which at least 5 years in a similar position
In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles and best practices
In-depth knowledge of Facility Management
Strong working knowledge of finance and accounting in terms of budgeting, cost management and operation risk management

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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