Manufacturing / FMCG / Industrial

Category Buyer Job Vacancy in a Beverages Industry – Adexen

Adexen Recruitment Agency has been mandated by one of its clients in the beverages industry to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the position below:

Job Title: Category Buyer

Location: Lagos, Nigeria


  • Develop and execute new improved procurement strategies across all channels of purchasing.
  • Supervise and support the activities of purchasing and procurement across all departments.
  • Institute policies and procedures for collecting and reporting key metrics that will reduce our overall expenses while increasing productivity.
  • Manage every aspect of the procurement as a part of the supply chain to evade obstacles to promote efficiency.
  • Collaborate with key persons to ensure the clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company.
  • Perform cost analysis, set appropriate benchmarks and coordinate deliveries.
  • Discover profitable suppliers and initiate procurement partnerships.
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms.
  • Approve and coordinate the ordering of necessary goods and services.
  • Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries.
  • Examine and test existing contracts.
  • Track key functional metrics to reduce time and improve effectiveness.
  • Foresee alterations in the comparative negotiating ability of suppliers and clients.
  • Expect unfavorable events through analysis of data and prepare control strategies.
  • Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements.
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • B.Sc Degree in Management or Business Administration.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ working Experience with supply chain management, procurement, logistics or business administration.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Manufacturing or Food and Beverage sector with at least 3 years in a leadership position.
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques as well as a dexterity in “reading” the market.
  • Strong CAPEX proficiency.
  • Experience sourcing Filling Machines.
  • Talent in negotiations and networking.
  • Good knowledge of supplier or third-party management software.
  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers.
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data.
  • Strong leadership capabilities.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: We thank all applicants. However, only those selected will be contacted.

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