Associate Procurement - PSDF

Associate Procurement

Last date to apply: September 1, 2022

Getting to know PSDF

Our purpose-You will be part of the largest skills development fund in Pakistan. Punjab Skills Development Funds’ purpose is to shape the future and well-being of the poor and vulnerable youth by giving them access to skills training of the highest standard so they can find sustainable employment and income-generating opportunities in Pakistan and beyond.

The impact we have created-PSDF started its operations in the 4 poorest districts of Punjab through its DFID UK Aid, funded programme. Since 2016, The geographical remit has expanded to the entire 36 districts of Punjab. PSDF has funded the skills training of almost 300,000+ underprivileged youth across Punjab, which includes 180,000+ male and 110,000+ female graduates. These graduates have been trained in approximately 250 demand-driven and market relevant trades across 10 sectors.
PSDF works closely and collaboratively with some of the largest international donors and organizations such as the World Economic Forum, UNICEF, DFID-UK Aid, ILO, and World Bank. Through its partnership with the World Economic Forum, PSDF has set up Parwaaz, National Accelerator on Closing the Skills Gap in Pakistan. Parwaaz ( is the most powerful skilling platform of Pakistan, with strong ties with the most influential business leaders across 6 large and high-growth sectors. PSDF also signed a partnership agreement with UNICEF as its Implementing Partner for executing a largescale research project on Out-Of-School Adolescents.

At PSDF, our team strongly believes in PSDF’s mission and purpose. We work in a fast paced and challenging environment, striving to provide innovative solutions to enhance youth employment and entrepreneurship. We need someone who believes in our purpose and can deliver at our pace with exceptional quality of work.

How the Role looks like ?

This position drives all assigned evaluation of  procurement activities in PSDF as per company policies & procedures, procurement rules, industry best practices and regulatory/statutory framework of Pakistan.

The main opportunities and challenges for this role are to

  • Prepare bidding documents and floating Tenders/EOIs/RFPs while ensuring compliance with company’s policies & procedures and departmental KPIs
  • Manage procurement process through E-Tendering portal and capacity building of Suppliers for submission of bids/proposals
  • Ensure procurement evaluation activities of Suppliers with user departments as per the advertised bidding document
  • Conduct grievance redressal meetings with aggrieved bidders and timely resolution of their queries
  • Perform Contract negotiations and managing contracts in coordination with legal and user department
  • Issue Purchase Orders/ Service Orders to successful Suppliers through system
  • Biannual supplier performance evaluations in coordination with user department and taking appropriate actions
  • Prepare reports on monthly and quarterly basis for management review as and when required
  • Prepare proceedings and ensure that all procurement record is properly maintained for audit purpose
  • Decrease turnaround times, cost savings and streamlining work processes to provide best possible services to internal customers to achieve the business
  • Any other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by Manager

What do we expect you to achieve?

The main accountabilities for this role include

  • 100% compliance with quality standards and applicable procurement rules
  • Ensure procurement cycle time and cost savings
  • Timely processing of PO’s/SO’s through system and signing of the contracts

Preferred mindset and capabilities we are looking for:

  • Results driven and persistent to get the desired results and takes ownership of actions
  • Innovative and has an aptitude to welcome and try new ways of doing things and push for their execution
  • Willing to strive for excellence and can anticipate challenges for continuous improvement
  • A team player with an aptitude to work with the mantra of one team by proactively supporting others to solve challenges
  • Demonstrates respect for all and can put things in perspective and gauge all actions through merit and performance

Are you the right fit for this job?

To apply, you must have

  • Bachelor’s degree (16 years) from an HEC-recognized / accredited university in Supply Chain / Business Management / Finance or any relevant
  • 2 years or above of relevant professional experience

The required experience for this role requires you to have

  • Good writing & communication skills
  • Analytical & reporting skills
  • Proficient in (MS Office)
  • Basic knowledge of SAP or Oracle (ERP)
  • Good team player

To collaborate and perform effectively, the role requires you to

  • Build strong relationships with External Teams e. , Suppliers etc.
  • Build strong relationships with Internal Teams

What are we offering?

PSDF has a lot more to offer than a market competitive salary and perks. As a PSDF employee you will get:

• Professional development and career growth opportunities with the largest skills development fund in Pakistan.
• Experience a professional environment that believes in innovative solutions to addressing youth employment and entrepreneurship.
• Opportunity to develop and execute innovative approaches to skills development for Pakistan’s youth.
• Hands-on experience in designing, managing, and publishing results of highly diverse research projects in the field of youth employment, out of school children and skills for the digital economy.
• Opportunities to interact, learn and develop expertise by actively working on large-scale donor-funded projects. PSDF works closely and collaboratively with large international donors and organizations such as World Economic Forum, UNICEF, DFID-UK Aid, ILO, and World Bank
• Opportunity to work as one team with the most talented, dynamic, and seasoned professionals in the Development Sector.
• Experience a progressive, transparent, and fair organizational culture.

Note: Please note that providing wrong/ forged information is a serious offense and the applicant can be disqualified from PSDF Screening process permanently.

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Manager Procurement




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