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Procurement Officer

Company:
Milestone Africa
Location:
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Salary:
Negotiable
Posted:
April 14, 2019

Description:

Job brief

We are looking for an experienced Procurement Manager to manage the company’s supply of products and services. Procurement Manager responsibilities include strategizing to find cost-effective deals and suppliers. The Procurement Manager’s duty is to discover the best ways to cut procurement expenses, so that the company can invest in growth and people.

Responsibilities

Devise and use fruitful sourcing strategies

Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships

Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms

Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services

Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries

Examine and test existing contracts

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

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

Foresee alterations in the comparative negotiating ability of suppliers and clients

Expect unfavorable events through analysis of data and prepare control strategies

Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements

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

Requirements

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 analyzing data

Strong leadership capabilities

HND/BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration