Supply Chain Director

Finance and Administration - New York

Orbis International is a nonprofit global development organization dedicated to saving sight worldwide. Our mission is to preserve and restore sight by strengthening the capacity of local institutions in their efforts to prevent and treat blindness.


The Supply Chain Director oversees the development, implementation, and advancement of global supply strategies and processes to ensure efficient and effective delivery of goods and services, and best practice implementation across procurement, inventory management, logistics, travel and facilities.


This position requires working from our NYC office minimum of 3 days a week. Orbis’s current policy requires that all staff working in the NYC office must be vaccinated against COVID-19


The Supply Chain Director reports to the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and works closely and collaborates with team members from Clinical Services, the Flying Eye Hospital and Country Programs and connects regularly with Orbis employees in other units including Communications, & Development. This position will supervise a team of five.



  • Adapt and implement best in-class supply chain management practices aimed at improving vendor sourcing, procurement, material management, minimize obsolescence of medical supplies, logistics and delivery to strengthen and streamline the overall supply chain performance and meet organizational objectives.
  • Design and implement a supply chain strategy and develop solutions to get the best value for expenditures including but not limited to setting minimum operational standards, coordinating supply chain planning, ensuring proper warehousing and inventory of goods; supporting timely distribution of goods and complying with donor and legal requirements.
  • Facilitate procurement planning with the Flying Eye Hospital and country programs. 
  • Provide direct review and approval of procurement contracts at an appropriate dollar threshold. 


  • Oversee the global travel function. 
  • Recommend enhancements to the travel policy to strengthen compliance, improve cost effectiveness, and minimize administrative effort required to process travel reimbursements. 


  • Oversee and ensure efficient implementation of facilities, procurement, and administrative services at the New York Headquarters office.  
  • Supervise and support the Receptionist/Office Assistant. 
  • Act as Orbis’s main representative with building management and vendors 


  • Demonstrated success in a leadership role and strategic supply chain, preferably at an INGO, working globally.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Supply Chain Management, international development, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 6 years relevant work experience, preferably with INGOs, with a minimum of 3 years of experience specifically in a logistics role at a senior level.
  • 5+ years of experience in management of teams with demonstrated ability to implement global supply chain strategies
  • Substantial knowledge and experience with logistics including warehousing, procurement including competitive procurement process and mechanisms, developing specifications, RFP/RFQs/ tender packages, evaluation of bids, supplier evaluation, negotiation, selection and contracts


  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Knowledgeable of the legal, tax, customs and operational issues related to implementing international programs, especially in developing regions

The salary range for this full-time position is $110,000-$130,000 per year, less applicable withholdings. Orbis offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package for consideration.

Orbis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As a global organization, we welcome qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and cultures who reflect the five Orbis values of Trust, Caring, Commitment Accountability, and Excellence.

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