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  • Procurement Manager at University of Lagos Holding Company (UNIHOLD)

  • Posted on: 13 November, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Our client, The University of Lagos Holding Company (UNIHOLD) is a fully registered private limited liability company with several subsidiaries, including, University of Lagos Ventures Limited, University of Lagos Press & Bookshop Limited and the University of Lagos Pharmaceutical Limited. The aim of each subsidiary is to maintain and promote vigorous and sustainable growth based on delivering a high quality service to its clientele.

    Due to restructuring, UNIHOLD is looking to recruit a Procurement Manager for its Guest House & Conference Centre. The Procurement Manager will be responsible for buying the best quality equipment, goods and services for the company at the most competitive rates.

    The challenges are fresh, the atmosphere is high energy and the growth opportunities are endless. Are you versatile and cool under pressure? Does your “can do” attitude prevail over a fast-paced work environment? We are on the look out for you.

    Procurement Manager - Hotel


    Purpose Statements:

    Responsible for buying the best quality equipment, goods and services for the company at the most competitive rates. 

    Key Deliverables:

    • Conducting research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality.
    • Working with suppliers to ensure that key processes are running efficiently and cost-effectively.
    • Contract management and negotiation.
    • Contract administration, quality assurance, modification of special terms, and contract closeout or termination.
    • Evaluating bids and making recommendations based on commercial and technical factors.
    • Developing an organisation's purchasing strategy.
    • Understanding and keeping up with new trends and regulations in the business.
    • Dealing with international suppliers.
    • Forecasting levels of demand for services and products to meet the business needs and keeping a constant check on stock levels.
    • Identifying potential suppliers, visiting existing suppliers, building and maintaining good relationships with them.
    • Liaising between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers.
    • Keeping contract files and using them as reference for the future.
    • Forecasting price trends and their impact on future activities.
    • Giving presentations about market analysis and possible growth.
    • Establish and enforce procedures to ensure proper recording and tracking of all items purchased by the organization.
    • Producing reports and statistics using computer software.
    • Ensuring suppliers are aware of business objectives.
    • Attending meetings and trade conferences.
    • Training and supervising the work of other members of staff.
    • Work with all suppliers to ensure they comply with all environmental regulations.
    • Develop cost saving structure for the organization.
    • Any other duties as assigned by line manager.



    Good spoken and written communication skills
    Excellent negotiating and networking skills
    Mathematical ability, to work with figures and budgets
    Good judgement and analytical ability
    An organised approach
    Accuracy and attention to detail
    Good business sense
    Leadership skills and the ability to work well as part of a team
    The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

    Minimum Qualification / Experience:

    Minimum five 3 years of progressively responsible business experience, including supervisory and management responsibilities.
    Hotel purchasing experience preferred. 
    Food and Beverage Purchasing and Procurement experience recommended.
    A relevant Bachelor's Degree from a recognised University
    Should have a proven track record in buying materials from the assigned product group and has knowledge of the relevant markets
    Has commercial acumen to recognize and act upon opportunities and has strong negotiating skills.

    Method of Application

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