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  • Posted: Sep 27, 2022
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    Procurement Category Manager

    Job Code: DJOB
    Location: Lagos
    Slots: 3 Openings
    Function: Procurement
    Contract Type: Regular - Full-Time
    Local / International: Local Employment


    • The Category Manager's primary responsibility is to drive and be accountable for category performance and initiatives in own Country and others where responsibility has been assigned in the category charter. 
    • Where and when appropriate, participate in regional or global category management teams representing own Country.


    • Participate in the management of cluster categories for the LafargeHolcim group by representing own Country in cross-functional teams with full accountability for category performance
    • Develop Procurement category strategies as a member of the category management team that are integrated and aligned with overall global strategies, and with the LafargeHolcim business
    • Drive the realization of savings, supply efficiency, quality, and process improvements in own and other Countries, in line with regional and global strategies.
    • Identify saving opportunities and initiate individual projects and initiatives at all operational levels
    • Where and when appropriate represent and serve other Countries without direct category management representation for the respective category(ies) and be accountable for delivery of savings in these and own Country
    • Drive initiatives and projects, identify and remove potential barriers to success
    • Ensure that local strategies are integrated and in alignment with the regional and global category approach and LafargeHolcim stakeholders.
    • Align stakeholders through focused change management programs
    • In line with regional and global strategies, design and execute strategic projects and targets
    • Ensure the implementation and tracking of performance indicators and achieved results.
    • Assume full accountability for delivering targeted bottom line results for each category
    • Provide regular reports and updates to local, regional and/or global governing bodies (councils) as required
    • Ensure that own Country execute the category strategy and actions as required and agreed. Where compliance is an issue, find and eliminate root causes
    • Initiating and supporting the RFx processes locally as defined by strategy
    • Ensure that the procurement initiatives tracking tool where implemented (PITT) is kept up-to-date for own initiatives and projects
    • Where and when appropriate participate in regional or global category teams to ensure the successful implementation of strategy and achievement of targets and results.
    • Where and when appropriate represent own Country as a member of the regional or global category teams (participation level determined by Country spend) to establish strategies and initiatives

    Education / Qualifications

    • First Degree in relevant course


    • Minimum of 5 years in strategic procurement role (category management, sourcing) with exposure to supply chain management, complex strategic sourcing and optimal procurement processes and standards
    • Demonstrated performance in working within cross-functional teams, with requisite drive and energy to ensure that a challenging benefits and capability building agenda is successfully delivered

    Knowledge & Skills
    Technical / Functional Skills:

    • Knowledge of support services (Commercial, Legal, HR, Finance etc) requirements would be an advantage

    Behavioral Competencies / Leadership and Managerial Abilities:

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively/convincingly at all levels (including technical and operational) and with all functions at least in English
    • Highly effective time management, planning and organization skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities and drive tasks to completion in a fixed time-frame and in a pressured environment
    • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and build relationships across multiple functions, countries, regions and cultures
    • Demonstrated broad understanding of the content, processes and delivery channels in the field of the assigned categories
    • Ability to deal with ambiguities, conflicts and adversarial relationships
    • Expert negotiation skills
    • Ability to assess potential and risks associated with supplier and market changes, and integrate with category and sourcing strategies
    • Proven ability in analysis and interpretation of data
    • Proven ability to identify problems quickly, make sound judgments, establish and implement solutions

    Mobility Requirements:

    • Within Country where applicable and International where and when required.

    Language Requirements:

    • Proficiency in English Language

    Method of Application

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