Procurement, Regulatory and Compliance Manager

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International | Finance
United Kingdom - London (Global Support Office)
Closing date

About Us:  

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a global organisation providing personalised contraception and safe abortion services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services we provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she’s free to pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.

The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: The prevention of unwanted births and its mission of ensuring an individual’s right to: children by choice, not chance.

Marie Stopes International operates through a network of channels (Clinics, Social Franchise, Marie Stopes community based Ladies and Outreach). This network is complemented by our Social Marketing operation which provides and supplies medical abortion and emergency contraception and other contraceptive and Sexual Reproductive Health products both within and outside our channels.


The Function:

The Procurement, Regulatory & Compliance Manager is part of the Global Supply Chain function. This function is a strategic activity within Marie Stopes International, aimed at ensuring availability of quality products at right cost in an efficient and effective manner.

The Global Supply Chain department is led by the Global Head of Supply Chain and Procurement. The Global Supply Chain department consists of a Procurement Team and the Supply Chain Team.


The Role:

Responsible for ensuring that the supplier and core product qualification project is delivered against the agreed timelines and reporting progress to all key stakeholders.

This position will also work with the country programmes identifying appropriate product innovations and strategies for Social Marketing, including support in registration process and product development when needed.

Ensuring that other suitable complimentary products for the Social Marketing product portfolio are identified, qualified and registered where needed.


About you

To succeed in this role, you must have:

Skills and Experience:

  • Client focused: good at taking action and working under minimal supervision to get the job done. Possess a customer focus and well versed in dealing with a range of cultures. Can operate pragmatically and flexibly
  • Good Communicating & influencing: communicates clearly, verbally and in writing across the organisation & across all levels of the business. Can adapt communication to increase impact in different contexts. Experience of stakeholder management and strong communication skills
  • Good Team working: strong people leadership and influencing skills: ability to quickly and effectively build relationships and establish high degree of trust & respect and highly sensitive cross-cultural skills recognising the wide variation in supply chain and regulatory skills in emerging countries. Experience of strategic relationship building with suppliers and partners
  • High planning & organising skills: High level of ability to initiate and lead highly complex product registration strategies to support Social Marketing growth in the top 10 countries
  • Good problem resolution skills: recognises the challenges of low resource settings and can respond well with solutions that meet needs of global standards whilst meeting needs of country programmes. Good at testing alternatives to identify an optimum solution
  • Good business / financial acumen. Commercially astute: can use financial analyses (eg. supply chain P&L, cost & revenue drivers) to understand the financial impact of supply chain decision making
  • Experience of managing pharma registration projects throughout Africa and Asia 
  • Experience working directly with MoH in LMICs during filing and post filing of pharma registrations
  • Experience of reviewing product dossiers and working with suppliers to address deficiencies
  • Experience of managing pharmacovigilance obligations and reporting as required to suppliers
  • Experience with building and managing product portfolios for commercial programmes throughout Africa

 Qualifications and Training:

  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent experience (essential)
  • Sound supply chain management experience including strategic procurement and forecasting (desirable)
  • Fluent written and spoken English (essential)
  • IT literate (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc) (essential)
  • Relevant professional procurement qualification, e.g CIPS (desirable)


Personal Attributes:

  • A strong supporter of the cause of family planning and a woman’s right to safe abortion (Pro-choice)
  • Ability to speak/read French and/or Spanish (desirable)
  • Resilient, flexible, positive, pragmatic attitude and can thrive in fast-paced, dynamic environments
  • Passionate about our clients and strives to consistently meet and exceed expectations, putting the clients at the centre
  • Actively seeks out feedback on performance (both results and behaviours) with a view to continuously learning and growing as a leader


For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.

Job Title:  Procurement, Regulatory and Compliance Manager

Location: London, W1T 6LP

Salary: £52,000 - £58,000 depending on experience

Reference: MSI1309


Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.


Closing date: 30th October 2019 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.



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