Sesame Workshop Bangladesh

Deputy Manager- Brand Promotion

Sisimpur is inviting applications from the suitable applicants for the above-mentioned position to be filled out immediately. For further information including the company profile, job description, person specification and application instructions please see the below details-

Company Description

Sesame Workshop Bangladesh, the country office of Sesame Workshop, a not-for-profit educational organization, creates innovative and engaging content to help all children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. For more than 40 years, the Workshop has been a global pioneer in educating and entertaining children through multiple media. Sesame Workshop Bangladesh (SWB) started its operations since 2003 and got registered with the NGO Affairs Bureau under the Office of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh in 2013. SWB produces the famous children television series `Sisimpur’ being broadcast by multiple TV channels; develops variety of print materials including storybooks and play materials; and distributes them through government organizations and NGOs.

Position Profile

Sesame Workshop Bangladesh is looking to fill the Deputy Manager- Brand Promotion position. The deputy manager will plan, organize, monitor, and manage procurement related tasks of Sisimpur promotional items as well as Sisimpur Ambassador Initiative. If you have caliber of maintaining liaison with suppliers, can forecast and organize purchasing requirements, have powerful negotiation skills, well conversant with inventory report management, knowledge supplier tenders, bids, quotations, and proposals please do apply. Please note, only Bangladeshi citizens are eligible to apply for this position. The description below is indicative and will not be limited to the following regarding job profile -

No. of Position : 01
Department : Program, Research and M&E
Reports to : Senior Manager-program, Research and M&E
Job Nature : Contructual
Contruct Duration : 5 Months
Job Location : SWB Country Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing documents for procurement 
    • Preparing specifications for promotional items/materials, and services to be purchased;
    • Process purchase requisitions/ orders within purchasing authority;
    • Identifies primary and alternate sources for each item needed and encourages suppliers to remain competitive to achieve best value (quality, lead time, parts and service);
    • Develop new supplier and manage supplier performance monitoring - to ensure competitive sourcing;
  • Collecting, assessing documents, issuing the work-orders
    • Invite, assess, and award/recommend supplier tenders, bids, quotations, and proposals;
    • Establish and negotiate contract terms and conditions, and maintain supplier relationships;
    • Select suppliers and works with Admin Manager to qualify and measure performance in areas of quality, on-time-delivery, technical resources/support and ease of doing business;
    • Prepare and maintain purchasing records, reports and price lists;
    • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness & Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power;
    • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking;
    • Monitors significant trends, changes in suppliers, and prices to capitalize on opportunities and/or protect company positions;
    • Work with internal stakeholders to Identify and resolve problems with suppliers in a timely manner using the Supplier Corrective Action process (SCAR);
  • Promoting Sisimpur Ambassador Initiative
    • Invite and create Sisimpur Ambassadors across the country
    • Track the performance of the Sisimpur Ambassador
    • Motivate Sisimpur Ambassadors

Key Skills

  • Team member
  • Report writing skill
  • Sound knowledge on procurement process
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Good command in MS Office
  • Highly organized and process-driven;
  • Conversant with modern procurement and purchasing techniques
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

 Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • Minimum Graduation in Marketing/Business Administration/Supply chain any Public or reputed Private University, MBA/ Professional Certificate on Supply Chain & Procurement is preferable.
  • The applicants should have experience in the following area(s):
    Commercial, Purchase/ Procurement, Supply Chain, distribution and promotion
  • Spoken and written ability in English and Bangla.

Kindly send your current resume and the filled up SWB – Employment Application form to The deadline of the application is June 02, 2018. Please get the SWB – Employment Application Form here. Kindly mention the title of the position in the subject line of your email. We will only invite you for an assessment if you are in our shortlist. Good luck!


Sesame Workshop Bangladesh is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on the business needs, job requirements & suitability of the candidate.