Procurement Manager

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Mary’s Meals  is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 2 million children who today will receive a Mary’s Meals. Mary’s Meals Malawi is our largest school feeding programme, and we work closely with schools and community volunteers who help prepare and serve the nutritious meals every school day.

Marys Meals Malawi is looking to recruit energetic and motivated individuals for the position of:

Procurement Manager  (Blantyre)

Job purpose

Reporting to the Head of Finance, the Procurement Manager (PM) is responsible for managing and coordinating procurement officer(s), lead cost-effective purchasing processes, provide guidance on sourcing and procurement processes, and ensure that agreements are in-place to protect MM. The PM will research, evaluate, and buy products for MM to use in their everyday operations. The PM will be responsible for ensuring all procurement activities are in-line with Mary’s Meals Malawi procurement and financial policies and will chair the Malawi Internal Procurement Committee ensuring that its mandate is met. The PM will also work closely with the Mary’s Meals International Procurement Manager and contribute to the growth of the global procurement function.


  • A Degree in a relevant field/subject.
  • CIPS professional qualification and membership
  • Strong commitment to Mary’s Meals vision, mission and values
  • At least 5 previous years’ experience working in a similar role
  • Fluency in English for effective oral and written communication
  • Highly organized with an ability to pay close attention to detail and capable of reporting in a timely manner
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • Ability to present information in a clear, logical, and concise manner
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Proficiency working with Microsoft Programmes, especially Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Creative and innovative
  • Possess a valid driving licence
  • Experience working towards tight deadlines
  • Dependable honest and always fostering an atmosphere of trust and integrit

Our selection process includes rigorous background checks to ensure our commitment to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

If you would like to join our global family and would relish the chance to make a difference to the lives of thousands of children across the world, we’d love to hear from you.

  Applications stating expected  net salary  and CV (including contacts for three professional referees) should be e-mailed to  [email protected]  indicating  the position title and applicant’s name in the subject line . All attached files should be saved under the applicant’s name. Hard copy applications will   NOT  be accepted. Deadline for receipt of applications is  Tuesday 11 th  January  2021.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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