Direct Buyer (Raw Material)

Full Time On Premise
Ogun State
Posted 5 months ago

Job Summary & Purpose: The role of the Direct Material Buyer is to act as a point of contact towards the internal customer for Procurement related enquiries, support local purchasing requests in collaboration with the Regional Category organization, and manage efficient contracts implementation. Works with business, end users, in the Operating Country (OC) and act as a valued and trusted Business Partner. Works with global or regional Category teams to implement contracts locally and to provide local specifics on demand. Works with suppliers as needed and ensures other regulatory compliance for all processes in scope.

Job Responsibility:

  • Act as the single point of contact (SPOC) for the Procurement function in-country.
  • Be the face of the source-to-pay process to in-country leadership/Supply Chain and other stakeholders
  • Diffuse and ensure the respect of the Procurement procedures and Policies.
  • Guarantee efficient use of the purchasing systems by all users providing them assistance when necessary.
  • Build up solid information sharing and collaboration routines with local Supply Managers to facilitate effective cross-functional interactions for direct
  • Act as first escalation point for local business users and drive resolution in line with Procurement policies.
  • Coordinate local contract implementation tasks.
  • Coordinate and participate in the execution of the contract implementation plan.
  • Lead the phase out of the old contracts and procedures.
  • Act ethically and comply with legal requirement associated with the role
  • Raise questions and concerns when faced with an ethical or compliance issue.
  • Apply integrity in all aspects of professional conduct.
  • Provide insights on local supplier market.
  • Support with local supplier qualification assessment.
  • Support with the development of the contract implementation plan.

Academic Qualification:

  • A minimum of HND/ BSc degree in Engineering, Social Sciences or any other numerate disciplines.
  • Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria (CIPSMN) is an added advantage.

Experience: 3-5 years post qualification experience (in a manufacturing environment) in procurement.

Key Skills & Competencies:

  • Analytical/ Numerate skills
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Multitasking skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Clear understanding of distribution channels

Job Features

Job CategoryLogistics & Transportation
Minimum QualificationBachelors
Years Experience3
Reporting LineManager

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