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Job Vacancies at IHS Towers

IHS Towers is the largest independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 2001, IHS provides services across the full tower value chain – colocation on owned towers, deployment and managed services.

Today IHS Towers has operations in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Rwanda. Following the recent acquisitions of MTN and Etisalat’s tower portfolios in Nigeria, IHS owns over 23,300 towers in Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Specialist, Direct Category Management

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Job Description

  • We are currently recruiting for a Strategic Buyer in our Supply Chain team in Nigeria. Based in Lagos, our ideal candidate will be a key individual contributor in Direct Category Management, covering:
    • Civil (new site build and site upgrade),
    • Power, Electrical & Automation (generators, batteries, rectifiers, HVAC and solar),
    • Radio Devices (inbuilding solution, microwave and radio frequency), and,
    • Towers
  • As Strategic Buyer, you will be responsible for implementing approved sourcing strategies for direct procurement of medium to high complexity, giving due consideration to quality, cost, time/ schedule, risk and sustainability.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Support the Senior Manager, Direct Category Management in identifying sourcing needs and provide inputs in developing the category’s sourcing strategies to ensure sustainable development.
  • Utilize lean manufacturing techniques in executing procurement of assigned products/ commodities within relevant departmental operating guidelines. Adjust lean parameters to ensure proper order quantities and delivery schedule.
  • Ensure that purchasing of works, services and materials is done at the best quality and delivered on time at a competitive price.
  • Award work to suppliers in accordance with the registered suppliers process and sourcing event criteria.
  • Solicit and evaluate supplier quotes to obtain the most desirable suppliers based on quality, timely delivery, and overall costs.
  • Analyze RFx using well-balanced dimensions and make appropriate recommendations to the Senior Manager, Direct Category Management and/ or Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing.
  • Lead negotiations with suppliers by considering total cost of ownership for direct category procurement.
  • Keep informed of economic, industrial and other trends that affect markets, prices and delivery conditions. Apply industry knowledge and market intelligence to ensure sourcing outcomes are competitive and value-adding to the business.
  • Deliver quality and cost savings through strategic procurement activities.
  • Analyze market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability and prepare analysis reports.
  • Review and monitor requisitions, purchase orders, supply sources, quotations and terms.
  • Provide overall assistance to own and other functions in matters pertaining to purchasing performance, records, accuracy of transactions, pricing projections, etc.
  • Maintain key purchasing data on the company’s system – e.g. lead time, minimum order, order multiple, safety stock, vendors, etc – to ensure accurate planning of requirements.
  • Work within approved supplier list and make suggestions for adding a supplier if needed. Maintain strategic relationships with top suppliers across all spend categories.
  • Manage and control the company’s suppliers. Identify poor performing suppliers and develop improvement plans. Monitor results and adjust plans. Research new suppliers and implement in accordance with master data supplier registration process.
  • Regularly review open POs for lateness and address any potential issues.
  • Provide early warning of potential lateness and work with shipments expeditor to resolve such issues before they affect supply requirements or customer on-time delivery.
  • Manage ongoing communications with suppliers. Act as liaison between vendors and user departments when necessary.
  • Liaise with Procurement Business Partners to ensure requirements including SLAs are refined and implementable in formal contracts.
  • Interpret and implement key compliance requirements relevant to all procurement categories.
  • Continuously improve systems and processes to drive improved customer performance at reduced cost, e.g. through revisions to purchasing strategies, collaboration with suppliers, improvements to forecast, or other targeted opportunities.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Senior Manager, Direct Category Management.

Job Requirements
Experience & Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering or related field in combination with relevant procurement certification, e.g. APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional), CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management), etc.
  • +10 years’ experience of purchasing / sourcing in a technical / operations environment, covering products and goods sourcing; planning, procurement, scheduling, and material/ goods & services control.
  • Demonstrable experience in working with complex sourcing projects and influencing / engaging cross-functional teams.
  • Good command of Excel and ability to understand and integrate ERP systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of bill of material structures and routing functionality.

Organizational Competencies:

  • Be Bold
  • Customer Focus
  • Innovation
  • Integrity

Functional Competencies:

  • Category Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Supplier Risk Management
  • Sourcing Project Management
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Contract Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Performance Management & Measurement

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Collaboration & Teamwork

Job Title: Senior Specialist, Indirect Category Management

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Job Description
We are currently recruiting for a Strategic Buyer in our Supply Chain team in Nigeria. Based in Lagos, our ideal candidate will be a key individual contributor in Indirect Category Management, covering:

  • IT equipment & services (network infrastructure, software/ licences, telephone and data);
  • Facility services & outsourcing (generator support and maintenance, building and residence maintenance); and,
  • Other non-technical materials, works & services (commercial branding, security services and equipment, health, safety and environment services and equipment, HR, Legal and Finance).

As Strategic Buyer, you will be responsible for implementing approved sourcing strategies for indirect procurement of medium to high complexity, giving due consideration to quality, cost, time/ schedule, risk and sustainability.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Support the Senior Manager, Indirect Category Management in identifying sourcing needs and provide inputs in developing the category’s sourcing strategies to ensure sustainable development.
  • Utilize lean manufacturing techniques in executing procurement of assigned products/ commodities within relevant departmental operating guidelines. Adjust lean parameters to ensure proper order quantities and delivery schedule.
  • Ensure that purchasing of works, services and materials is done at the best quality and delivered on time at a competitive price.
  • Award work to suppliers in accordance with the registered suppliers process and sourcing event criteria.
  • Solicit and evaluate supplier quotes to obtain the most desirable suppliers based on quality, timely delivery, and overall costs.
  • Analyze RFx using well-balanced dimensions and make appropriate recommendations to the Senior Manager, Indirect Category Management and/ or Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing.
  • Lead negotiations with suppliers by considering total cost of ownership for indirect category procurement.
  • Keep informed of economic, industrial and other trends that affect markets, prices and delivery conditions. Apply industry knowledge and market intelligence to ensure sourcing outcomes are competitive and value-adding to the business.
  • Deliver quality and cost savings through strategic procurement activities.
  • Analyze market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability and prepare analysis reports.
  • Review and monitor requisitions, purchase orders, supply sources, quotations and terms.
  • Provide overall assistance to own and other functions in matters pertaining to purchasing performance, records, accuracy of transactions, pricing projections, etc.
  • Maintain key purchasing data on the company’s system – e.g. lead time, minimum order, order multiple, safety stock, vendors, etc – to ensure accurate planning of requirements.
  • Work within the approved supplier list and make suggestions for adding a supplier if needed. Maintain strategic relationships with top suppliers across all spend categories.
  • Manage and control the company’s suppliers. Identify poor performing suppliers and develop improvement plans. Monitor results and adjust plans. Research new suppliers and implement in accordance with master data supplier registration process.
  • Regularly review open POs for lateness and address any potential issues.
  • Provide early warning of potential lateness and work with shipments expeditor to resolve such issues before they affect supply requirements or customer on-time delivery.
  • Manage ongoing communications with suppliers. Act as liaison between vendors and user departments when necessary.
  • Liaise with Procurement Business Partners to ensure requirements including SLAs are refined and implementable in formal contracts.
  • Interpret and implement key compliance requirements relevant to all procurement categories.
  • Continuously improve systems and processes to drive improved customer performance at reduced cost, e.g. through revisions to purchasing strategies, collaboration with suppliers, improvements to forecast, or other targeted opportunities.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Senior Manager, Indirect Category Management.

Experience & Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering or related field in combination with relevant procurement certification, e.g. APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional), CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management), etc.
  • +10 years’ experience of purchasing/ sourcing in a technical/ operations environment, covering products and goods sourcing; planning, procurement, scheduling, and material/ goods & services control.
  • Demonstrable experience in working with complex sourcing projects and influencing/ engaging cross-functional teams.
  • Good command of Excel and ability to understand and integrate ERP systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of bill of material structures and routing functionality.

Organizational Competencies:

  • Be Bold
  • Customer Focus
  • Innovation
  • Integrity

Functional Competencies:

  • Category Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Supplier Risk Management
  • Sourcing Project Management
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Contract Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Performance Management & Measurement

Behavioural Competencies

  • Collaboration & Teamwork

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

Job Title: Senior Specialist, Business Analysis (Supply Chain)

Location: Lagos

Description

  • We are currently recruiting for a Senior Specialist, Business Analysis in our Supply Chain team in Nigeria. Based in Lagos, our ideal candidate will be responsible for leveraging analytics to identify new opportunities, define and prioritize gaps, and drive strategic insights across our Supply Chain organization.
  • They will also be responsible for creating and managing price indexes and catalogues across the entire business to simplify and standardize the purchasing process.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Drive spend analytics strategy, including systems, maintenance and enhancement of data integrity, reporting, and cross-functional process adoption.
  • Employ advanced analytics to develop commodity catalogues and scenario modelling for complex initiatives/ RFP events to yield greater insights and fact-based decisions.
  • Oversee procurement data solutions and systems, as well as integrations with ERP systems.
  • Work with functional leaders to create and implement product and service catalogues that drive profit and enhance internal stakeholders’ experience.
  • Collaborate with all users/ vendors regarding catalogue support and prices.
  • Leverage understanding of financial accounting and concepts to develop comprehensive catalogues that are electronic and searchable to enable local-level ordering and centralized spend visibility.
  • Develop processes, tools and systems to update/ maintain price indexes and catalogue databases.
  • Create catalogue best practices and tools/ templates/ primers to streamline and standardize catalogue practices and price indexes from a strategic sourcing perspective.
  • Identify where catalogues can be utilized and deployed with internal stakeholders.
  • Ensure catalogues are integrated into procure-to-pay processes and systems.
  • Conduct analyses and reports on catalogue-related metrics, e.g. compliance, cost terms, etc.
  • Create and implement variance reporting tools.
  • Create and maintain tracking and validation process for negotiated savings.
  • Support creation and standardization of reporting to assess procurement performance.
  • Partner with Finance and business units to track and incorporate savings into budgets.
  • Define overall and category-specific user system requirements.
  • Ensure current and future systems are set up in line with user expectations. Evaluate existing systems and make recommendations for improvement as needed.
  • Work with stakeholders to drive change management/ transitions.
  • Assist in developing and implementing Supply Chain best practices, including definition, measurement and reporting of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Ensure automation of Supply Chain KPI measurement and reporting.
  • Convert business requirements to workable system requirements /solutions.
  • Manage small-to medium-scale projects.
  • Identify process gaps and recommend improvement initiatives to the Senior Manager, Demand Planning & Reporting.
  • Collaborate with all Supply Chain categories to provide insights and optimize opportunities within the categories
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Senior Manager, Demand Planning & Reporting.

Requirements
Experience & Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Finance, Supply Chain, or Management Information Systems.
  • +8-10 years’ experience in analytics, business analysis, market intelligence, banking and financial markets reporting.
  • Advanced proficiency in use of MS Excel, Access, SharePoint, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with AX, Power BI, SAP, SQL, Business Objects and Tableau is desirable
  • Extensive knowledge of general trade spending, budget planning, forecasting and pricing execution.
  • Extensive knowledge and implementation experience with catalogue platforms and price indexes.

Organizational Competencies:

  • Be Bold
  • Customer Focus
  • Innovation
  • Integrity.

Functional Competencies:

  • Business Analysis
  • Business Process Design & Reengineering
  • Data Analysis & Reporting
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Process Improvement
  • Process Modelling
  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Workload Management
  • Performance Measurement.

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Collaboration & Teamwork.

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

Deadline: 22nd December, 2020.

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

Note: Please apply with an updated Resume / CV.

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