General Manager, Procurement Ref No: PI019-2013 in Anambra, Nigeria

Logistics and Supply Chain
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Our client, an equal opportunity employer, is a foremost Power and Utilities Company covering the south eastern states of Nigeria looking to transform its organization, thereby positioning herself to delivering exemplary service to customers and thus has urgent need to recruit extraordinary individuals for the following key role : General Manager, Procurement

Position Description:

The successful candidate will report to the Deputy Managing Director and will oversee the management, administration, and supervision of the company’s purchasing programs. She/he will be in charge of contracting services, managing the purchase of supplies, equipment and materials, and negotiating prices and contracts in line with company policy. The successful candidate will provide guidance, advice, and support to ensure that procurement processes implemented are effective, efficient, ethical and provide the best possible value to the company.
She/he must have exceptional interpersonal and negotiation skills and will also be responsible for the following:

  • Ensure consistent implementation and continuous improvement of the company’s procurement policy
  • Analyze procurement requirements and select the most appropriate methods based on interpretation and assessment of established policies, practices, and experience;
  • Plan, organize and lead the bid solicitation process including drafting and issuing Requests for Quotations (RFQs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and developing bid evaluation criteria
  • Manage the issuance and receipt of RFPs, RFQs, and the evaluation of proposals, quotations and bids to enable the company obtain the best value
  • Ensure that the procurement processes are perceived by regulators and vendors as fair, open and ethical
  • Work with user departments to ensure that the quantity and specification of goods and services to be procured are intelligently determined and accurately specified
  • Ensure the purchase of the equipment and materials of the best quality
  • Maintain a database of local and international vendors for goods and services required by the company
  • Maintain relationships with leading local and international vendors
  • Negotiate for great terms with vendors using economies of scale and purchasing power
  • Ensure that goods and services are delivered in a timely manner and at the best prices
  • Ensure that vendors are paid on time and advise on discounts, warranties and other purchase terms
  • Maintain records of purchasing, usage and inventory levels and advise on materials re-orders and equipment replacement options
  • Provide advice and guidance on shipping methods and services, risks, and costs for domestic and international shipments, anaiyze logistical requirements and decide on appropriate methods and services to use, based on standard practice, and plan, execute and monitor shipments
  • Provide required written authorizations, and prepare/issue instructions and import/export documentation to suppliers, freight forwarders, and/or carriers, to ensure timely and safe arrival of goods, and compliance with domestic and international shipping regulations, customs regulations etc., and take necessary action to resolve problems/disputes
  • Supervise, train and assign work to staff in the procurement department


  • Bachelors’ degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Accounting, or Economics.

Post-graduate/Professional Qualification

  • MBA an added advantage


  • At least 15 year’s relevant experience, of which 7 must be in managerial position.

Skills and Competences:

  • Negotiation skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Networking and interpersonal skills
  • Research and analytical skills
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