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Category Buyer- Procurement Specialist

Dangote Industries Limited

Supply Chain & Procurement

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1 month ago

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We are looking for a

Category Buyer - Procurement Specialist to join our team at Dangote Group. In this role, you will be responsible for sourcing and selecting suppliers, negotiating contracts, and ensuring the timely delivery of goods and services.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Conduct material requirement planning for imported and locally sourced materials. Initiate the Sourcing Process (RFQâs ,Tender, e-Auction) within the framework of the category and sourcing strategies. Provide information for global/cross-zone sourcing and implement global & zone contracts. Track procurement results of the assigned area of responsibility and translate into reporting structures. Support any procurement specific project (supplier portal, etc.). Monitor supplierâs performance and collate data for measurement, and generating feedback. Perform supplier market/category/supply risk analysis, and identify mitigation or elimination plans. Monitor contract performance of suppliers, price variance and take proffer corrective actions where needed. Convert the sales forecast into detailed plans and schedule for inventory acquisition and stock monitoring. Achieve performance targets for inventory holding, suppliers service level and productivity. Identify, initiate and co-manage value engineering efforts, innovation projects with internal and external partners. Contribute to the seasonal budgeting and strategy development and accepting responsibility for the category budget Consistently monitor market trends to stay abreast of the factors impacting on demand and supply, to be able to forecast trends to guide decision making. Use data analysis to drive continuous improvement in the purchase of strategic materials and efficient inventory management whilst challenging existing ways of working in order to improve procurement r


Key Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Category Buyer or Procurement Specialist. Strong negotiation and communication skills. Proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Proficient in using procurement software and tools. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.


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