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Head of Procurement and Payments

Office location: Basel
Department: General Secretariat
Unit: Finance
Employment - Duration: 3 years
Contract type: Fixed-term
FTE%: 100%
Application Deadline: 14/03/2019


The Bank for International Settlements seeks a head for its Procurement and Payments unit.

We are an international organisation promoting global monetary and financial stability, and a bank for central banks. You will support our mission by providing strategic leadership for our procurement operations, developing processes and ensuring the provision and payment of procurement services to the Bank.

You will plan and manage the activities and resources of the Procurement teams, developing frameworks for monitoring procurement and contracts. You will ensure that the teams respond efficiently and effectively to customer needs. In addition, you will represent the Procurement unit with the Bank’s senior management, and will be a member of the Finance management team.

We look forward to meeting candidates with extensive experience in the procurement field and with specialised knowledge in building or technology-related procurement. You will have experience leading teams, with gravitas and strong negotiation skills to help you persuade senior managers. In addition, you will have a university degree in a relevant field and be excellent in communicating in English.

We offer a unique, highly rewarding, international work environment. You’ll receive a competitive compensation package, including full relocation and health insurance. And because of our status as an international organisation, we are able to hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities.

The BIS’s head office is located in Basel, Switzerland, with representative offices in Hong Kong SAR and Mexico City. All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff. Against this background we encourage applications from female candidates.

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