Sourcing Manager - Operations [Ibadan] in Oyo, Nigeria

at British American Tobacco

Manufacturing / Production
Logistics and Supply Chain
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Purpose of the Job: 

Develop and monitor implementation of strategic procurement plans for the sourcing of Indirects goods and services for the factory environment (Ibadan, Iseyin & Zaria) in BAT Nigeria. Ensure flexibility of supplies, appropriate quality and complexity reduction at the best total cost.


Responsible for the execution of End market category “Sourcing to Contract” specifically:


  1. Source to contract (sourcing plan, tender, negotiate and contract) 
  2. Spend and compliance reporting 
  3. Commercial risk management 
  4. Contract Management

Business :

  •  Responsible for the development and execution of sourcing plans for Indirects goods and services in the factory environment of BAT Nigeria (Ibadan, BATIA & Zaria) with final implementation of contracts. 
  • To ensure the category sourcing and contracts for Indirects goods and services in the factory environment of BAT Nigeria (Ibadan, BATIA & Zaria) meets the business requirements through the execution of the strategic sourcing process. 
  • To adhere to applicable 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. 
  • Support the Above Market team on all projects. 
  • Update all report platforms (FISP, IBTT, SCTT etc) as required by the   business 
  • Analyse financial and market data, to build and maintain knowledge on all aspects of our supply related external environment, on behalf of the business. 
  • To ensure contracts are completed for all relevant agreements and that SLA’s (Service Level Agreements) have been agreed with the relevant business owner. 
  • Provide forecasts on prices and market changes as an input into planning where appropriate 
  • To lead the process of sourcing execution to ensure delivery of the stakeholder requirements and targets. 
  • Identifying and managing the risk which exists whenever goods and services are contracted out to suppliers and service providers. 
  • Ensure full cross-functional commitment to strategies through communication, education and evaluation of initiatives. 
  • To identify new products and services that may impact on sourcing execution and escalate to the Procurement Business Manager - Operations

People :

  •  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.  
  • Management of multi-functional teams and high level of project management skills. 
  • Maintain high level of internal customer satisfaction with all stakeholders  
  • To strive for continuous improvement initiatives with suppliers, managing resource and actions from other functions into this process to deliver quality enhancement and smart spend management.


  • University degree level education or equivalent of HND from   recognized institutions of higher Learning 
  • CIPS Corporate Diploma in Purchasing and/or membership of The Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply or equivalent country qualification or MBA   would be an advantage 
  • 3-5 years thorough knowledge of supply market, supplier capabilities, competitor activity, and expected trends at a local level. 
  • Detailed understanding of financial evaluation and interpretation of supplier’s records and their key cost and business drivers. 
  • Proficient in supplier assessment processes that are used to develop supplier improvement plans Detailed understanding of e-commerce tools (such as e-Sourcing, etc.) to enhance and sustain the Indirect Procurement processes 
  • 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). 
  • Professional knowledge of procurement principals, including high order negotiation skills.
    Sound knowledge of corporate regulations and legislation to ensure the creation of effective contracts
  • High level of commercial awareness. 
  • 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. 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships. 
  • A focus on quality service delivery at the best total value. 
  • SAP MM and MS Excel


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