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Sourcing Manager

Black Lion Group
Lagos, Nigeria
November 29, 2016

Job brief

As a Sourcing Manager you will be responsible for handling the company’s end to end sourcing operations. The successful candidate will be able to appraise and improve our sourcing activities by analyzing the company’s spending, supplying partnerships and new possibilities.


Manage the company’s supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending

Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies

Analyze and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure

Invent negotiation strategies and secure profitable deals

Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency

Cooperate with stakeholders to guarantee agreement on terms and processes

Research and anticipate shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers

Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking

Estimate risks and apply risk minimizing techniques

Discover and partner with trustworthy vendors and suppliers

Determine quantity and timing of deliveries


Proven work experience as a sourcing manager or procurement manager

Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management and relevant software

Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgement

Strong project management and leadership skills

Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships

Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data

Solid judgement with ability to make good decisions

BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration