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Procurement Manager

Black Lion Group
Lagos, Nigeria
November 29, 2016

Job brief

We are looking for an experienced Procurement Manager to be responsible for the supply of products and services essential for our company’s operations. Procurement Manager responsibilities include strategizing to find the most cost-effective deals and suppliers. The Procurement Manager’s duty is to discover the best ways to minimize our procurement expenses so that the company can invest in its growth and people.


Devise and employ fruitful sourcing strategies

Discover the most profitable suppliers and initiate business partnerships

Negotiate with external vendors to secure the most advantageous terms

Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services

Finalize details of orders and deliveries

Examine and re-evaluate existing contracts

Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness

Collaborate with key persons to ensure the clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company

Foresee alterations in the comparative negotiating ability of suppliers and clients

Anticipate unfavorable events through analysis of data and prepare control strategies

Perform risk management regarding supply contracts and agreements

Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs


Proven working experience as a procurement manager

Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques as well as a dexterity in “reading” the market

Talent in negotiations and networking

Good knowledge of supplier or third party management software

Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers

Experience in collecting and analysing data

Strong leadership capabilities

BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration