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BAT Nigeria Vacancies: Sourcing Manager - Operations

Posted on Wed 12th Oct, 2011 - --- (0 comments)

British American Tobacco (BAT) Nigeria Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of the British American Tobacco Group is a leading producer of tobacco products in Nigeria.

BAT Nigeria is recruiting to fill the vacant position of Sourcing Manager - Operations
Job Title: Sourcing Manager - Operations

Location: Lagos and Ibadan
Reference Number: OM/NIG/NGN/SM/10-10-11
Remuneration: TBA
Reports to: Procurement Business Manager
Requisition Number: 2
Principal Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for the development and execution of sourcing plans within the area. Copied from:
  • To ensure the end market category sourcing and contracts meet the business requirements through the execution of the strategic sourcing process.
  • To apply global policies, standards and platforms including the agreed Sourcing Management methodology and approach and to deliver robust terms and conditions that manages BAT’s service delivery and commercial risk.
  • To lead the process of sourcing execution to ensure delivery of the stakeholder requirements and targets.
  • To drive and facilitate “source to contract” for specific end market categories. This includes the resolution of any contracts related issues and includes one-off spend items.
  • To ensure contracts are completed for all relevant agreements and that SLA’s (Service Level Agreements) have been agreed with the relevant business owner.
  • To manage negotiation and supplier selection within the framework of any category strategies or sourcing strategies.
  • To apply the agreed global policies, standards and platforms.
  • Provide forecasts on prices and market changes as an input into planning where appropriate.
  • To own commercial supply base management building strong internal and external business relationships to ensure the delivery of the category goals.
  • To facilitate the creation of supplier SLA’s and performance check-points. Manage and resolve contractual performance issues and escalate where required.
  • To identify new products and services that may impact on sourcing execution and escalate to the Procurement Business Manager Operations.
  • To propose and/or develop alternate solutions alongside new products and services
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
  • Thorough knowledge of supply market, supplier capabilities and competitor activity, and expected trends at a local level.
  • Proven capability of applying supplier management techniques to ensure contracted benefits are delivered.
  • Supplier and contract management experience.
  • Detailed understanding of financial evaluation and interpretation of supplier’s records and their key cost and business drivers.
  • Full understanding of the category total cost model, cost drivers and all factors needed to ensure a robust agreement for BAT (including specification and testing requirements).
  • Understanding of the processes, timelines and constraints for the development and delivery of new products.
  • Professional knowledge of procurement principals, including high order negotiation skills.
  • Sound knowledge of corporate regulations and legislation to ensure the creation of effective group contracts.
  • Experience of sourcing at a local level for a period of 2 years minimum.
  • High level of commercial awareness and strong numerical ability
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven negotiation skills and influencing skills: able to influence business partners and suppliers as well as the ability to be assertive if required to ensure compliance to contract. Copied from:
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships working across geographic boundaries.
  • A focus on service delivery and savings.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant business discipline
  • CIPS Corporate Diploma in Purchasing and/or membership of The Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply or equivalent country qualification or membership would be an advantage
Key Outputs:
  • Deliver service level expectations (supply, quality, innovation, risk management)
  • Deliver robust contracts consistent with BAT’s standard terms & conditions
  • Report performance against target to End Market Procurement Business Manager
  • Deliver sourcing targets for their % of category spend
Application Deadline
21st October, 2011

Method of Application
Interested candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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