As a Procurement Manager, you will understand, develop, manage and control all facets of contract formation, negotiation, and management and provide technical guidance and oversight of the procurement function to all levels of staff and management on a global level.
He/She will lead and support the entire procurement life-cycle for all goods and services that the organization procures.
Successful candidates will apply professional purchasing concepts, standards, and organizational objectives to complete complex procurement/contracting assignments. He/She will lead and collaborate with business units and offices in establishing quality improvements and process efficiencies.
Roles and Responsibilities
Acquire supplier market knowledge and maintain supplier relations as required
Plans organize, directs and controls the contracting and procurement function
Responsible for the management of Procurement Activities such as Purchasing, Expediting, Logistics, and Material Handling
Develop and implement Contracting and Procurement Strategy
Implementing Client Contract requirements also ensures flow downs into Contracting Plan and Procurement Strategy
Provide regular status and progress reporting (Procurement Milestone Plan, etc.)
Manage a team of Purchasers, Expeditors, Contract Administrators and Logistics Coordinators on contracting and procurement activities, including but not limited to sourcing, bidding, evaluation, expediting, etc
Performs contracting and procurement activities following the contracting and procurement practices and standards published in the Company Management System and the established Contracting Plan and Procurement Strategy
Performs contracting and procurement duties including key responsibility for negotiations
Ensure adequate staffing and provide general supervision to functional staff, ensuring their career development and training
Maintains total responsibility for the complete contracting and procurement function and reports operationally to Project Management and General Operations Management and functionally to SVP Supply Chain
Contribute ideas for improvement of best practices
Liaise with other internal stakeholders (Finance, Legal, Business Development, Estimating, Engineering, Operations Manager, General Operations Management, etc.)
Establish service and frame agreements in Nigeria Other duties as assigned
Visit local operation offices/shore base regularly to ensure unified procurement processes worldwide
Contribute with input to life cycle cost considerations
Other duties as required to comply with requirements from Offshore Units and/or local regulations
Possess a degree or equivalent experience
Typically requires a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, primarily in the area of contracting and procurement
Certification on procurement as an added advantage.
Experience in the transportation & logistics sector is an advantage.