Procurement specialist, COVID 19, GHSC-PSM

Chemonics International Inc

About the organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.


Chemonics seeks a Procurement Specialist, COVID 19, for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program- Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project located in Arlington, VA. As a Procurement Specialist, you will work alongside a diverse team of professionals to procure COVID 19 related commodities. This is a fantastic opportunity for those with a passion for procurement within a fast-paced and dynamic, global supply chain environment. Strong candidates are adaptive to change, tenacious problem-solvers, understand their work directly impacts getting life-saving medicines to communities in need, are eager to learn and greet challenges as opportunities. In this role, you will be responsible for conducting the procure to pay process in support of stakeholder requirements. On any given day, you may be completing sourcing events including receiving requisition orders (ROs) from country offices, confirming products specifications, conducting RFXs, completing evaluations, seeking internal approvals, creating purchase orders (POs) and coordinating with suppliers, as well as the Quality Assurance and Deliver/Return teams to ensure proper shipment of orders. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
Minimum 3 years of procurement, supply chain, and/or technically relevant work experience
Commodity procurement experience required
Capability with data management and control principles
Proficient in standard business office software and MS Office including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word with an emphasis on MS Excel (pivot tables)
Ability to manage several assigned and concurrent sourcing events through to completion in a high-pressure environment
Demonstrated high sense of urgency in a fast-paced environment and ability to adapt to changing priorities
Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, and manage workload with considerable independence
Ability to identify a problem, work independently/extended team to frame it, determine root cause, drive to potential solution in a timely manner
Demonstrated work initiative (i.e. seeks additional related assignments, pursue self-development, proactively looks for alternatives and solutions, and assumes additional responsibilities)
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including grammar and proofreading skills for producing and communicating comprehensive and concise reports
Solid understanding of USAID and other Federal Acquisition Rules preferred
Pharmaceutical procurement experience preferred

Application instructions

Application Instructions:
Apply through our Career Center at . This position will be opened until filled. Early applications encouraged. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
(Posted October 2020)
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
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