Purchasing Manager in Lagos, Nigeria

at R.S Hunter

Human Resources
Logistics and Supply Chain
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

  • Manages all purchasing demand of the affiliate and ensures compliance to local and global contracts.
  • To be responsible for the affiliate based spending.
  • To be responsible for providing procurement support

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensures the good execution of any category sourcing plan in line with the local needs.
  • Develops shares and contributes to the Global procurement strategy definition and supplier markets expertise with category management and regional procurement domain managers and customers.
  • Anticipates and consolidates all business needs to carry out the negotiations at NGGH zone level.
  • Adapts, elaborates and implements sourcing strategies according to category management orientations coming from global category managers and regional procurement domain managers.
  • Is accountable for achieving the objectives for the affiliate defined by global category managers.


  • Is accountable for optimizing purchasing of goods and services within defined spend families to meet the needs of internal customers, in compliance with the purchasing/sourcing orientations and company procedures.
  • Role may be cumulated with that of Lead buyer depending on the skill level regarding sourcing and supplier market knowledge.
  • Ensures the accurate development in the iteration process of the Mapping, the sourcing and actions plan.
  • Ensures the efficient execution of the Sourcing and action plan and its subsequent reporting.
  • Ensures the alignment of the strategic negotiations with the supplier management.
  • Ensures the compliance to contracts to be executed over the NGGH zone scope.


  • Ensures local business partners' service levels are satisfied.
  • Is handling specific local needs and is a facilitator for the purchasing function between stakeholders and lead buyers.
  • Develops strong relationship with his/hers executive customers with the support of the Regional Procurement Domain Managers
  • Ensures procurement integration within the business with the support of the Regional Procurement Domain Managers


  • University degree in Finance or any related course.
  • CIPS membership an added advantage.
  • 5 years cognate experience in a similar position or company.

The following skills are essential:

  • PC skills: MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet
  • Knowledge of the market and the processes of purchasing, knowledge of the financial and legal aspects, ethics
  • Ability to lead / manage the people, focus on results and business, empowerment, ability to make decisions, development of colleagues´ skills

Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Marketing, Medical & regulatory, other relevant departments.
  • External: Medical practitioners, Pharmacists, Pharmaceutical and regulatory bodies
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