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Vacancy for Procurement Direct Lead at SABmiller Plc


SABMiller is in the beer and soft drinks business, bringing refreshment and sociability to millions of people all over the world who enjoy our drinks. We do business in a way that improves livelihoods and helps build communities. We are passionate about brewing and have a long tradition of craftsmanship, making superb beer from high quality natural ingredients.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Procurement Direct Lead 

Reference Number: ABI105
Location: Lagos
Type: Permanent

Job Description
Amongst other duties, the job holder will;

  • Manage local purchase requisitions according to defined strategies and frameworks
  • Facilitate, manage and escalate (where appropriate) queries and issues to appropriate stakeholders and interfaces (global or regional) according to collaboration models.
  • Establish local remediation plans to insure VILC and ZBB budget compliance
  • Identify and advise customer on possible modification from original requests (e.g. more cost efficient alternatives exists)
  • Act as the single point of contact for the Procurement function at a site or country and as a link between the local users and the procurement organisation.
  • Coordinate local contract implementation tasks with Category Managers and users and participate in the execution of the contract implementation plan.
  • Support strategic sourcing initiatives and upon request by the procurement centre/Category Manager, for the completion of purchase requests the following support activities might be required.


Key competencies and attributes:

  • Experience in being part of or managing global or geographically dispersed teams
  • Open minded to new solutions and technologies to drive better results to the organization.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to conceptualize business impact focused analytics
  • Communicating effectively by conveying information and ideas in English, in a clear, meaningful, and timely manner, providing information to ensure understanding; solicit inputs and provide open candid conversations.
  • Developing collaborative relationships for the purpose of accomplishing work objectives; developing relationships with other individuals by listening, sharing ideas, and appreciating others’ efforts.
  • Demonstrate strong people skills and ability to coordinate across multiple stakeholders
The occupant of this position should possess:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering and/or commerce or other relevant discipline; or a relevant combination of formal qualifications and additional specialised study; a recognised qualification in procurement would be considered an asset.
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of procurement and relevant management experience with 4-6 years’ experience in the same functional domain or other related positions, preferably working in an international environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • PC Skills: proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word as well as other procurement related software.
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Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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