Procurement Supervisor

Lagos, Nigeria

The Procurement Supervisor, is responsible for overseeing and managing the procurement process within an organization. Their primary goal is to ensure the timely and cost-effective acquisition of goods and services while maintaining high quality and compliance with organizational policies and regulation 

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  • Identifying and evaluating potential suppliers, negotiating contracts, and establishing relationships with vendors to ensure a stable and reliable supply chain.
  • Negotiating terms and conditions, including prices, payment terms, and delivery schedules, to secure favorable agreements for the organization.
  • Managing relationships with suppliers, monitoring their performance, and addressing any issues or concerns to ensure that they meet quality and delivery expectations.
  • Identifying and mitigating potential risks in the supply chain, such as supply disruptions, price fluctuations, and changes in market conditions.
  • Developing and managing budgets related to procurement activities, ensuring that expenditures align with organizational goals and financial constraints.
  • Ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, as well as internal policies and procedures related to procurement and purchasing activities.
  • Staying informed about market trends, industry developments, and new products to make informed decisions about sourcing and procurement strategies.
  • Collaborating with other departments, such as production, finance, and logistics, to coordinate and optimize the overall supply chain and contribute to the organization's success.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and managing contracts with suppliers, including terms and conditions, service level agreements, and other relevant documentation.
  • Establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement process, and implementing improvements as needed.
  • Prepare and present necessary reports

Required Competencies, knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to negotiate favorable terms and conditions with suppliers to achieve cost savings and favorable contractual agreements.
  • Effective communication is crucial for interacting with suppliers, team members, and other departments. 
  • Strong analytical skills to assess market trends, supplier performance, and cost-benefit analyses. Data-driven decision-making is essential for effective procurement. 
  • The ability to develop and implement strategic sourcing plans aligned with organizational goals and market conditions. 
  • Skill in building and maintaining positive relationships with suppliers, assessing their performance, and managing any issues that may arise. 
  • Ability to identify potential risks in the supply chain and develop strategies to mitigate those risks. 
  • Understanding of relevant laws and regulations governing procurement activities, as well as experience in drafting and managing contracts. 
  • Knowledge of budgeting, cost analysis, and financial reporting to effectively manage procurement budgets and assess cost-effectiveness. 
  • Commitment to ethical business practices and the ability to make decisions that align with the organization's values. 
  • Continuous awareness of market trends, industry developments, and new technologies to make informed decisions about sourcing strategies. 
  • Effective project management skills to coordinate and oversee procurement activities from initiation to completion. 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently, especially when dealing with multiple projects and deadlines. 
  • Collaboration with cross-functional teams, including finance, production, and logistics, to ensure alignment of procurement activities with overall business objectives. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills to address issues that may arise in the procurement process, such as supplier shortages or quality concerns. 
  • Flexibility and adaptability to navigate changes in market conditions, supplier landscapes, and organizational priorities. 
  • A mindset for continuous improvement, seeking opportunities to optimize processes and enhance the efficiency of procurement activities.
  • Leadership skills to guide and motivate the procurement team, set strategic direction, and drive results.
  • Comfort with procurement and supply chain management software and technology tools to streamline processes and improve efficiency.

Education and experience 

  • Bachelor's Degree in business, supply chain management, procurement, logistics, or a related field.
  • Professional Certifications in Supply Management
  • 5 – 6 years experience in similar roles

What's great in the job?

  • Great team of smart people, in a friendly and open culture
  • Real responsibilities and challenges in a fast evolving company
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