Procurement & Supply Chain Manager

Job Summary

One of our clients is seeking qualified candidates to fill this role

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer  
                                          

PURPOSE
The primary responsibility of this role is to establish and maintain systems for logistical planning of the supply chain, procurement, volume forecasting, and shipping.  And, to develop and grow relationships with suppliers, marketing partners, 
Focus: Supply Chain, Logistics, Material Management/Procurement, Volume Forecasting, Shipping, and Vendor Account Management 


PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Facilitates prompt sourcing for materials, equipment and spares at optimal price
  • Monitors local price of materials through application software, market survey and advice accordingly on restocking level. 
  • Facilitates prompt establishment of LCs and Follow-up Correspondence with Exporters, Local / Correspondent Banks as well as relevant Statutory Agencies 
  • Facilitates effective and proper documentation of Import activities
  • Communicates Imports Requirements and Amendments to Overseas Suppliers
  • Ensures prompt rendition of statutory payments and returns in order to facilitate a hitch free clearing
  • Liaises with Shipping, Clearing and Inspectional Agents for prompt clearing of Imported Consignment
  • Obtains vital Statutory Certificate, Permits and Other Statutory Requirements as may be needed for Import Activities
  • Prompt rendition and processing of Statutory Refunds and Certificates / Permits respectively
  • Excellent  management of Relationships with Exporters, Inspection Officers, Shipping and Clearing Agents, Bankers as well as other Third Parties
  • Efficient monitoring of Shipment Schedules
  • Optimal negotiation of Overseas Procurements
  • Establishes and monitor raw material ordering plan
  • Updates purchase/Shipments schedule monthly
  • Manage the end – end process of supply chain.
  • Manage records of all stock and inventory.
  • Conduct market survey and analysis of material cost and prices. 
  • Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies to determine product availability and terms of sales.
  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
  • Coordinate and negotiate with vendors for price and procurement.
  • Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
  • Analyze market and delivery systems in order to assess present and future material availability as required by the business.
  • Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Represent companies in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers.
  • Assist in the recruitment of procurement staff and support in necessary training for them and evaluate department staff. 
  • Effective and proper documentation of Import Records
  • Prompt rendition and processing of Statutory Refunds and Certificates / Permits respectively
  • Optimal negotiation of Overseas Procurements. 
  • Efficient monitoring of Shipment Schedules
  • Manage relationships with Local Suppliers, Exporters, Inspection Officers, Shipping and Clearing Agents,  as well as other Third Parties
  • Other duties as assigned.

REPORTING AND SCOPE 
(IPE FACTOR: Knowledge-Teams & Breadth)
Direct reports to this position:
Procurement Officer.
The scope of this position is predominantly domestic. 

WORK/BUSINESS CONTACTS AND AUTHORITY 
(IPE FACTOR: Communication)
Internal:
MD, Head of Plant Operations, Finance, Production, Sales
External:
Banks
Inspection agents
NAFDAC
SON
Customs
Clearing agents
Courier Services
Insurance
Suppliers


CRITICAL QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
(IPE FACTOR: Knowledge)
  • A first-level university degree with a combination of relevant academic qualifications in Business Administration/Supply Chain Management, Accounting or any relevant experience. 
  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years post qualification experience in a relevant field in a recognised FMCG or Pharmaceutical company.
  • A minimum of  7 years of progressively responsible experience in the delivery and management of procurement and supply chain services, logistics and assets management in a recognized FMCG or manufacturing company
  • Proficient in the use of computer applications and systems
  • Requires knowledge to review and interpret the survey and other data.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Must be able to work effectively with all levels of employees, including top, middle and supervisory levels of management.
  • Requires strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Requires a collaborative work style, fostering cooperation and teamwork.
  • Must have strong analytical skills, including the ability to extract, compile and analyse data.
  • Requires advanced verbal and written communications skills in English, in addition to effective interpersonal skills. Knowledge of local language will be a definite advantage.



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