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Head of Procurement


Lagos, Nigeria

Job description

Job Introduction

    Adexen Recruitment Agency is mandated by its client, a shipping and logistics company to recruit Head of Procurement for their operations in Nigeria.


    Implement procurement standards and guidelines while controlling all procurement activities for the business.

    Vendor Qualification and Management

    • Manage the vendor selection and qualification process end to end, based on approved criteria.
    • Implement a vendor performance management system to monitor and review vendor performance bi-annually.
    • Align all vendors to the company’s approved payment plan.
    • Work through vendors to ensure timely and cost- effective delivery of products and services.
    • Leverage relationships with approved vendors to secure the best service for the organization.

    Requisitions and Procurement

    • Conduct periodic market research and maintain a price list for all consumables.
    • Ensure order quantities are in line with PO terms, while jointly verifying quality with the user department. 
    • Analyse procurement trends to make accurate forecast of procurement needs for the business.
    • Ensure that the products and services supplied are of the highest quality.
    • Follow procurement procedures, create and maintain inventory of all incoming and current supplies.
    • Maintain accurate records of purchases and pricing. 
    • Optimize procurement expenditures to achieve cost savings.
    • Ensures the timely delivery of all requisitions to vessels or the office.
    • Submit and reconcile with the Finance and Accounts Department.
    • Coordinate internal monitoring and evaluation of the supply chain function.

    Critical Inventory Management

    • Develop a pipeline of vendors for the supply of critical parts and spares to ensure their availability always.
    • Maintain a minimum inventory level for all consumables and full stock for selected critical parts.

    Contract Negotiation and Monitoring

    • Manage and monitor contract SLAs and KPIs of suppliers.
    • Work with internal and external stakeholders to determine procurement needs, quality, and delivery requirements.
    • Supervise and ensure contract performance, including delivery, receipt, warranty, damages and insurance of goods.

    Finance and Budgeting

    • Work with other departments to increase growth revenue by maximising profitability, improving margins, increasing cashflow and reducing cost-of-capital.
    • Participate in budget planning and review meetings.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned.


    • Support occupational health and safety in the workplace.

    Food Chandelling

    • Ensure timely food supply to the vessels in approved quality and quantity.
    • Manage Food chandelling contractual agreement.

Desired Skills and Experience

    • Masters in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Finance or Engineering, Mathematics, or Statistical Analysis. 
    • Fifteen (15) years experience in Procurement Management with at least 5 years at managerial position.
    • Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) qualification is required for this role.
    • Supply chain work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is considered an asset.
    • Strong analytical skills, judgement and decision making.
    • Must have organizational skills to arrange data and retrieve data in a timely manner.
    • Good knowledge and understanding of Procurement processes, policy, and systems.
    • Must have an eye for detail to ensure that correct information is noted and recorded.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.


Logistics & Transport

Job Seniority


Job Category

Supply Chain

Employment Type

Full time


10 - 15 years


Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Problem Solving, Project Management

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