Purchasing Manager

Hamilton Lloyd and Associates

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Hamilton Lloyd and Associates - Our client, a global pharmaceutical company with presence in Nigeria. The Nigerian office has decided to start the search for a suitably qualified candidate into vacant position above.

Job Summary

  • The Purchasing Manager shall manage all purchasing demand of the affiliate and ensures compliance to local and global contracts.
  • He is in charge of the affiliate based spends and is responsible for providing procurement support.

Job Responsibilities


  • Ensures the good execution of any category sourcing plan in line with the local needs.
  • Develops shares and contributes to the Global procurement strategy definition and supplier markets expertise with category management and regional procurement domain managers and customers.
  • Anticipates and consolidates all business needs to carry out the negotiations at zone level.
  • Adapts, elaborates and implements sourcing strategies according to category management orientations coming from global category managers and regional procurement domain managers.
  • Accountable for achieving the objectives for the affiliate defined by global category managers.


  • Accountable for optimizing purchasing of goods and services within defined spend families to meet the needs of internal customers, in compliance with the purchasing/sourcing orientations and company procedures.
  • The role may be cumulated with that of Lead buyer depending on the skill level regarding sourcing and supplier market knowledge.
  • Ensures the accurate development in the iteration process of the Mapping, the sourcing and actions plan.
  • Ensures the efficient execution of the Sourcing and action plan and its subsequent reporting.
  • Ensures the alignment of the strategic negotiations with the supplier management.
  • Ensures the compliance to contracts to be executed over the zone scope.

Business Partnering:

  • Ensures local business partners’ service levels are satisfied.
  • Is handling specific local needs and is a facilitator for the purchasing function between stakeholders and lead buyers.
  • Develops a strong relationship with his/hers executive customers with the support of the Regional Procurement Domain Managers
  • Ensures procurement integration within the business with the support of the Regional Procurement Domain Managers.

Person Specification

  • Education: A degree in Business Administration or Economics
  • Experience: Minimum of 8 years’ experience in related field.

Additional Requirement:

  • Integrity
  • Technology knowledge
  • Microsoft Office tools
  • Result orientation
  • Goal-driven
  • Personal Accountability
  • Customer Service Orientation
  • Responsiveness
  • Team Work
  • Ability to negotiate.


  • Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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Hamilton Lloyd and Associates

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)




Supply Chain / Procurement

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years