Procurement Manager

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

British Council invites applications for the position of Procurement Manager.

No of position/s – 01
Duration – Indefinite

Main Accountabilities

  • Manage the procurement function to ensure that procurement requisitions are delivered on time to meet business requirements.
  • Coordinate with SBUs to frame their needs on a weekly basis then to initiate and monitor procurement exercises to match those requirements
  • Contribute to strategic sourcing initiatives for cluster countries to increase number of preferred vendors and bring more goods/services under contract.
  • Monitor spend patterns, develop strategies to address high spend and plan procurement exercises on a quarterly/yearly basis to achieve value for money.
  • Evaluate the bids, facilitate evaluation committees based on procurement thresholds and negotiate with vendors.
  • Address stakeholders’ complaints and/or queries resolving them in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all vendors adhere to British Council standard policies.
  • Manage the Approved Supplier List (ASL) and vendor database ensuring it fully reflects the nature and extent of procurement activities
  • Visit vendor facilities and relevant events of SBUs especially in provincial areas to develop the vendors on the ground & addressing points of improvements.

And will have the following skills and experience

  • Graduate degree in any discipline.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Experience in working with a diverse team.
  • Experience of working with ERP system.
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and Bangla.

We can offer

  • Monthly salary BDT 93,750 (Consolidated).
  • Transport allowance of Tk 8000.00 per month plus other benefits according to the organisation’s policy.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Experience of working in an international organisation includes good work life balance and flexible working hours.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and called for interview. We will only shortlist applications submitted on a British Council application form submitted electronically through jobs portal. Any hard copies of the application and incomplete application in the portal will not be accepted.

To apply, please click on the following link that will take you to the Jobs portal of British Council

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Closing date: 29 June 2018

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