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Job for Purchasing Manager in a Leading International FMCG Company


Adexen Recruitment Agency has been mandated by a leading international FMCG Company, to recruit suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Purchasing Manager

Job Reference: 1371
Location: Lagos
Industry: FMCG
Function: Supply Chain

Job Description

  • The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for providing overall supervision and coordination of all purchases of goods and services in accordance with laid down company procedures.
  • Monitor and co-ordinate with suppliers and the relevant Agencies on orders till they are received into stock.
  • Handle all non-conforming purchases and as well provide weekly reports on orders update to user Departments
  • Ensure processing of VAT exemption on goods and services procured by the company
  • Ensure all service providers deliver quality service at all times
  • Provide training and other support to subordinates for efficient discharge of their duties
  • Ensure necessary level of competency for direct reports and ensure that purchasing organization & processes are fully aligned with evolution of the business in light of rapid.
  • Responsible for sourcing and procurement activities, including developing sourcing strategies for different categories, establishing/prioritizing activities to achieve objectives and results.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of all internal/external factors influencing the total cost of ownership for an assigned category/services that results in continuous annual reductions in cost and improvements in outcomes.
  • Negotiation/finalization/respect of SLA agreements.
  • Proper implementation of the Purchasing Policy and identify/screen/appoint certified local & overseas suppliers; including respect/optimization of annual set procurement budgets.
  • Manage and develop a strong procurement team.


  • B.Sc in Business/Pharma/Science or related
  • Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in similar position from a multinational Pharmaceutical or FMCG company
  • Experience in MRP planning & cost accounting is a must
  • Experience in sourcing raw materials
  • Strong analytical and database management skills
  • Organization, planning, and tactical execution abilities
  • Must be a computer literate
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate and monitor activities of subordinates and service providers
  • Self-motivated and results oriented
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Change: ability to work effectively in a fast-moving environment
  • Analytical: problem analysis, evaluation and presentation of recommended options/solutions.
  • Multitasking capabilities with strong ability to plan, prioritize and manage multiple projects under strict timelines.
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