IBM Malaria/PRH Supply Planning Lead in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

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The Malaria/PRH Supply Planning Lead will have the following responsibilities:

  • Lead planning of health commodities for Malaria and Reproductive Health that aligns to dynamic demand needs.

  • Develop replenishment needs for the Regional Distribution Centers and supplier forecasts on a monthly basis.

  • Oversee, facilitate and support cross functional meetings to drive alignment/consensus on the end-to-end plans.

  • Lead the order management process out of Regional Distribution Centers to ensure on-time delivery to client countries.

  • Ensure compliance of the order execution to the regulatory needs of countries.

  • Control and monitor inventory levels at the RDCs for accuracy, efficiency consistency, and to ensure minimal to zero product wastage.

  • Liaise with strategic sourcing, procurement, logistics and client relations teams to lead/facilitate cost saving initiatives, overall supply chain efficiencies.


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.



Career growth

Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.

Corporate citizenship

With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!



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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Master’s degree in public health, supply chain logistics, or a related field.

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in planning, warehousing, and supply chain operations.

  • 2+ years of experience managing commodities for public sector health commodity.

  • Knowledge of country regulations wrt to importation and product registration requirements for distribution to Africa and Carribean countries.

  • Experience with IBM supply chain management software – Sterling OMS and/or Websphere Commerce.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a part of a team and to collaborate effectively with multiple partners.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Experience working with USAID, PEPFAR, or other donor agencies is highly desirable.

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.