Sourcing Manager - Commercial in Lagos, Nigeria

at British American Tobacco

Manufacturing / Production
Consulting/Business Strategy & Planning
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Purpose of the Job:

Responsible for the execution of “Sourcing to Contract” specifically: Source to contract (sourcing plan, tender, negotiate and contract), Spend and compliance reporting and  Commercial risk management.


Principal Accountabilities

Business : 

  •  The development and execution of sourcing plans for marketing categories 
  • 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 marketing 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.

People :

  •  Ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships working across geographic boundaries. 
  • Ability to influence business partners and suppliers as well as the ability to be assertive if required to ensure compliance to contract.


Essential requirements

  • 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 
  • Supplier and contract management experience 
  • Professional knowledge of procurement principles, corporate regulations, including high order negotiation skills.
  • Experience of sourcing at a local level for a period of 2 - 5 years 
  • Good interpersonal skills and numerical skills
Desirable requirements

  • 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. 
  • Detailed understanding of financial evaluation and interpretation of supplier’s records and their key cost and business drivers. 
  • Understanding of the processes, timelines and constraints for the development and delivery of new products.
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