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Job at Nigerian Bottling Company Limited for a Senior Buyer

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited is one of the biggest companies in the non-alcoholic beverage industry in the country and is the sole franchise bottler of The Coca-Cola Company in Nigeria. Our company serves approximately 160 million people by producing and distributing a unique portfolio of quality brands, bringing passion to marketplace implementation, and demonstrating leadership in corporate social responsibility.

Nigerian Bottling Company Limited is recruiting to fill the position below:


Position: Senior Buyer
Job Reference: SB/12/2016
Location: Nigeria
Functional areas: Procurement (Indirect Spend)
Department: Procurement


 

Job Details

  • The Senior Buyer reports to Indirect Spend Procurement Manager (ISPM).

Purpose of the Job

  • Lead and execute sourcing of Facility Management, Production Equipment and or Professional services spend category in the country.
  • Indirectly reports to and supports Strategic Procurement Manager & Strategic Procurement Support Manager for the strategic sourcing of the specific category.
  • Ultimately responsible for optimizing service levels provided to internal customers for the specific category in the country, in alignment with the Indirect Spend Procurement Manager of each country.

The Key job responsibilities of the role include:

  • Analyze spot buys and take actions to reduce in the future.
  • Execute spot buys for the category in the country.
  • Execute strategic sourcing tasks for the category in the country. Support Strategic Procurement Manager to track savings value creation in relation to country BP.
  • Support Strategic Procurement Manager & Strategic Procurement Support Manager in executing strategic sourcing for the category.
  • Perform local communication on new contracts.
  • Upload scanned contract in the system, update master data, and enable contract.
  • Build supplier relationships that generate value for both Hellenic and the supplier over time for local categories in alignment with SPM & SPSM.
  • Monitor SLA’s and KBI’s for assigned categories to country stakeholders.
  • Follow-up on claim management process.
  • Manage internal customer relationships for local categories in alignment with Spend Procurement Managers, SPM & SPSM.
  • Support the introduction of new processes and systems.
  • Ensure CSR strategy implementation in alignment with the predefined standards and guidelines. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Support Strategic Procurement Manager, Strategic Procurement Support Manager and Country Procurement Manager to integrate procurement indirect category savings in country BP.
  • Contribute to manage knowledge of category.
  • Check invoice accuracy and completeness.
  • Introduce new suppliers.
  • Maintain master data, including Purchase Info Record and catalogues. Manage contract expiration and maintain contract.
  • Measure and improve contract utilization.

Requirements
Desired candidate profile:

  • University Degree (Business Administration, Finance, Engineering, Legal or similar)
  • Knowledge in the category or in procurement (CIPS certification is a requirement for the role)
  • Masters degree or MBA will be of added advantage

Experience:

  • High level CAPEX purchase experience is an asset.
  • Working experience in a cross cultural environment and in a matrix organization preferable
  • At least 3 years of experience in SAP, other ERP system with focus on Purchasing
  • Knowledge of E-Sourcing/E-bidding is an added advantage
  • At least 5-6 years of experience working for an industry related to the category, or in Procurement, Engineering, Logistics, MRO (Maintenance, Repairs and Operatons) and Facility Management.
  • Successful track record and development potential

Skills:

  • Time management skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Peer Relationships
  • Managing Diversity
  • Good Presentation Skills
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Drive for Results
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