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  • Posted: Aug 9, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Schneider Electric develops technologies and solutions to make energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green. The Group invests in R&D in order to sustain innovation and differentiation, with a strong commitment to sustainable development.
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    Supply Chain Manager – Nigeria & SSA

    Your Mission

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Supply Chain Manager. The successful candidate will manage, develop, and oversee the Supply Chain function within the Nigerian & Sub-Sahara African regions whilst maintaining strong cross-functional relationships, ensuring and maintaining a customer-driven ethos and continuously improving our total cost of acquisition performance.

    The role encompasses responsibility for Project Resale materials & services, Non-Project purchasing, Logistics, management of Facilities and other functional areas as required by the business. An important element of the role will be formulating risk management strategies and participating with stakeholders to review and mitigate risks within the business.

    The role is designed to offer development opportunities, place the employee at the heart of strategic initiatives and provide exposure to other business disciplines.

    Essential Responsibilities:

    • Provide leadership to the procurement team based in Africa including mentoring, skills development, career progression, and day-to-day operational guidance.
    • Promote integrity, professionalism, and adherence to Schneider Electric ethical standards.
    • Drive continuous improvement in all areas of supply chain activity and participate in improvement initiatives throughout the organization.
    • Drive and ensure compliance with all regional and global policies, procedures, and quality accreditations.
    • Issue Requests for Quotation (RFQs) as necessary to support project pursuit opportunities.
    • Perform bid analysis and make recommendations in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
    • Leverage global supply chain resources and knowledge to deliver best-in-class solutions.
    • Manage inter-company purchases in line with corporate objectives.
    • Manage logistics and inventory in line with Project requirements to minimize cost, increase efficiency and reduce obsolescence.
    • Manage Warehouse functions as necessary to optimize service to internal customers and ensure compliance with health and safety rules.
    • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements including import/export tariffs and documentation, trade compliance, customs, and revenue.
    • Manage and undertake expediting activities across all third-party and inter-company supply chains.
    • Management of the Facilities function including all third-party contracts to provide adequate protection.
    • Management of other functional areas as required by the business which may include Quality, HSE etc.

    Qualifications

    About You:

    • Degree or equivalent qualification in business administration or engineering.
    • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a senior position with responsibility for procurement of:
    • Indirect and MRO materials including professional services.
    • Project resale materials and services.
    • Capital goods.
    • Sub-contract services & out-sourcing.
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a materials management role including responsibility for inventory and stock control.
    • Knowledge and experience of facilities management preferred.
    • Strong knowledge of procurement practices, regulations, and policies.
    • Strong knowledge of contract types, contractual terms and conditions, and experience in negotiating and developing contracts with suppliers.
    • Ability to demonstrate effective contract and agreement negotiations.
    • Experience in international sourcing and development of global supplier relationships.
    • Good track record in managing and leading teams.
    • Strong team player with experience of participation in cross-functional team improvement activities.
    • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within an organization and across all disciplines.
    • Ability to work in a fast-moving environment, demonstrate confident decision making capability and achieve credibility with colleagues at all levels.
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to make decisions and manage time effectively.
    • Sound understanding of other business functions, particularly Project Management, Tendering, and Finance.
    • Experience in using integrated ERP systems including procurement tools such as SRM.
    • Experience in operating within a cross matrix organization advantageous.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • English fluency to business standard-essential.
    • Demonstrates SE Core Values
    • Project management and problem-solving skills with ability to demonstrate a track record of achievements to date
    • A good team player with a passion for excellence and driving improvements. Is customer-focused and has a sense of urgency to resolve issues timely and effectively.

    Benefits

    Schneider Electric believes in rewarding and recognizing employees who contribute to the success of the Company. We seek out and reward people for putting the customer first, being disruptive to the status quo, embracing different perspectives, continuously learning, and acting like owners. We’re recognized around the world for welcoming people as they are. We create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as a real value for the company. 

    Schedule: Full-time

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Schneider Electric Nigeria on careers.se.com to apply

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