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  • Posted on: 14 January, 2017 Deadline: 26 January, 2017
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  • Peoplesource Consulting is a team of experienced human resource and business development specialists. Our focus is on increasing the value of your human capital. We believe that your people are your most valuable asset and they are what make your business successful. We work in partnership with you to maximise the competence and commitment of your people: their skills, their experience, their potential and their capacity. Our HR consultancy service also helps human resources functions to best support the ongoing growth and development needs of the organisation, its leaders and people.

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

    Head of Procurement - Technical

     

    Job Purpose
    The Head of Procurement –Technical is expected to deliver effective procurement solutions across the business in line with the group’s business targets and objectives; deliver defined savins targets; deliver defined value adding targets and measures; actively manage supply risk and performance; develop supply chain capability to meet future business needs; and,
    ultimately, improve performance, improve the organisation’scompetitive advantage, and reduce costs and business risk significantly. He/she is expected to
    deliver an innovative and value for money procurement service by embedding category strategies for the particular area of responsibility by focusing on the needs of internal and external stakeholders.
    The incumbent will oversee the management of procurement specialists and managers.
    Key Roles and Responsibilities
    Category Management

    • Develop  integrated  strategies  to  ensure  the  organisation  maximises  the  benefit  of  its  supplier relationships  and  reduces  total  cost  of  ownership.  A  Category  Profile  and  Strategy  shall  be
    • developed and  updated  that  describes  the  market  environment,  key  suppliers,  key  contracts, risks, issues and opportunities, current spend and forecast demand within the category
    • To provide category management, the candidate will facilitate a cross functional team to:
    • Develop strategies in support of key projects and initiatives tailored to the category
    • Develop contracting strategies
    • Develop negotiation strategies for strategic sourcing events
    • Develop plans to manage capacity and capability
    • Develop demand profile and identify niche support
    • Assess current and potential supply base
    • Identify risk and support mitigation plans
    • Ensure key performance indicators are in place to manage performance across BUs
    • Communicate strategy, performance, risk and opportunities to stakeholders
    • Communicate key presentations to senior leadership (directors)
    • Execute category and contracting strategies, monitor and manage progress to plan
    • Facilitate agreement with business partners and other stakeholders

    Specifically:

    • Develop  and  maintain  effective  relationships  with  key  internal  stakeholders  (including Executive  and  Group  Directors)  to  increase  awareness  of  Procurement  and  communicate, implement  and  monitor  compliance  by  internal  stakeholders  with  corporate  Procurement policies and collaborate to define and articulate their strategic sourcing needs and secure their engagement and support to agreed implementation strategies.
    • Support  the  department’s  leadership  team  on  ‘Demand  Management’  where  necessary  to challenge  and  change  the  organisation’s  Procurement  policy  and  buying  behaviour  and  to provide support in resolving conflicts and removing any barriers to delivering optimum benefits via  the  Category  Management  process.    In  this  dimension,  assist  Category  Leads  on  large
    • scale,  complex  Procurement  projects  where  influence  and  experience  can  make  a  significant contribution to final sourcing outcomes.
    • Identify  and  define  opportunities  for  synergies,  revenue  growth  and  lead  Spend  Analysis  in order  to  identify  and  develop  s
    • avings  opportunity  assessment,  including  leading  external benchmarking to support this assessment, and input supply market intelligence into the budget setting process and agree any saving targets to be included in the plan.
    • Provide   specialist   advice,   guidance   and   service   in   identification,   assessment   and management  of  potential  risks  associated  with  differing  sourcing  strategies  and  lead  cross functional teams to develop Category strategies.
    • Ensure make -vs-buy opportunities are considered as part of the development of applicable Category  strategies  in  order  to  reduce  costs,  drive  operational  efficiencies  and/or  improve customer service and, where appropriate, lead on the production of the corresponding business case.
    • Achieve  cost  savings  objectives  through  creative  Procurement  strategies,  vendor  selection and review and development of favourable contract agreements.
    • Lead  the  end  to  end  tender  process  for  high  value/risk  contracts  including  leading  pre  and
    • post-award  negotiations  on  strategically  significant  contracts  in  close  collaboration  with  Legal and other relevant supporting departments.
    • Define and manage key supplier relationships and be accountable for Supplier Relationship Management  within  the  Category  to  deliver  breakthrough  performance  in  cost,  service  and quality,
    • Continuously  support  centralised IM  expertise  to  identify  and  collate  key,  comprehensive management information based on in
    • -depth analysis and produce regular reports to reflect the performance  of  the  Category  team  on spend  management,  savings  tracking,  project  tracking,
    • performance  measurement  and  monitoring  of  key  suppliers  and  contractors  and  key  risk management.
    • Keep  abreast  of  developments  in  key  supply  markets  and  foster,  establish  and  manage relationships  with  senior  management  of  key  and  strategic  suppliers  to  improve  supplier performance.
    • Continuously  revalidate  current  processes  and  systems  and  drive refinements  through structured  change  management  efforts  to drive  adoption  of  improved  systems  and  proc
    • esses, standard tools, templates, legal documents and supplier selection methodology and criteria.
    • Oversee and manage the Category team including monitoring that workload and work plans are  effectively  resourced  and  carried  out  in  accordance  with  the  Category  Management Framework and Procurement policies and procedures.
    • Assist   in   defining   organisational   design   and   oversee   development   of   roles   and responsibilities and recruitment.
    • Define and  develop  a  continuous  improvement  culture  and  monitor/coach  team  members by effectively managing development and performance.

    Skills/Competence Requirement

    • Senior team and Category Management experience: mandatory.  To include:
    • Advanced Problem Solving and numerate analytical skills.
    • Excellent literacy skills.
    • Strong IT skills (MS Office, ERP, Data Analysis).

    Job Attributes
    Qualifications& Experience

    • First   Degree,   Certified   Purchaser   (CIPS)   preferred   and   Master’s   Degree   will   be advantageous.
    • Bachelor's degree and typically 15 or more years' related work experience or a Master's degree  with  typically  12  or  more  years'  related  work  experience  or  an  equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Strong influencing skills at senior levels to influence acceptance of new ways of working and building strategic awareness.
    • Stakeholder  relationships:  building  trust  and  fostering  collaboration;  excellent  team management and interpersonal people skills are essential.
    • Communicating effectively: strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strategic  thinking complimented  by  excellent  organisational  and  Project  Management skills.
    • Ability to negotiate commercial and contractual terms at the highest levels with suppliers.

    Job Dimensions
    Key Relationships:

    • Head of Supply Chain Nigeria
    • Procurement Specialists and Managers

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    Procurement Analyst

     

    Job Purpose
    Procurement Analyst will be responsible for organising, evaluation and production of information for  decisionmaking.  This  will  include  validation  of  quality  of  information  for  complex  decision making.
    Key accountabilities:Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Evaluate  and  refine  Business  Intelligence  goals,  business  objectives,  decision  support needs, data and performance requirements to meet business objectives.
    • Analyse data elements and business rules applicable to the business requirements and offer options  for  moderately  complex  business  i
    • ntelligence  information  model  solutions that satisfy the customer needs.
    • Prepare  data  for  Business  Intelligence  solutions  including  identification  of  missing information, quality and lack of quality to the data owners. Perform moderate to complex transformation of metadata for use. Organise data for analysis appropriate for structured data.
    • Participate  in assessment of  current  technology, evaluate use  of  technology and utilize standard methodologies. Choose bestfit busin
    • ess intelligence technology, methodology and   visualisations   given   data   and   business   requirement   criteria.   Recommend information delivery options and methodology. Establish best practices and guidelines.
    • Utilise  programming  and  database  queries  to  implement  scalable  and  efficient  query models.  Iteratively  execute  Business  Intelligence  models  and  development.  Perform
    • analysis  to  identify  and  understand  an  issue  or  event.  Investigation  of  evident  issues through  drilldown  exploration  and  descriptive  statisti
    • cs.  Improve  productivity  through automation and standardisation.
    • Evaluate and  validate  quality  of  performance  on completeness  of  Business  Intelligence models  and  solutions.  Troubleshoot  and  resolve  quality  and  performance  issues.
    • Evaluate,  validate and  refine  moderate  to  complex  business  intelligence  solutions  to meet business objectives.

    Other responsibilities include:

    • Development  of  business  cases  Identification  of  profit  enhancing  opportunities, product  segmentation,  customer  segmentation,  maintenance  and  creation  of  valuebased and statistical price models
    • Development  of  new  metrics  to  identify  trends,  tracking  and  monitoring  of  pricing performance
    • Work  closely  with  all  functions  of  the  business  to  provide  insights  and  discover opportunities within various spend and business segments

    Skills/Competence Requirement
    Must be able to demonstrate attention to detail, able to work independently or as member of a team; must be organised and meet deadlines. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    Works well with people across the organisation to gather information, make decisions/recommendations, and drive improvements
    Job Attributes
    Qualifications& Experience

    • Technical bachelor's degree and typically 7 or more years' related work experience or a Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires:
    • Business Intelligence experience
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. Experience with any of the following: SAP, Tableau, Vendavo, Teradata,
    • SQL Server, SAS, R, AX 7 and Pricing Optimization methodologies are desirable.

    Note: Experience could include academic exposure.
    Experience Level
    Individual Contributor
    .
    Job Dimensions
    Key Relationships:

    Senior Manager
    Supply Chain Functional Excellence

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    Senior Contract Specialist

     

    Job Purpose
    The  incumbent  is  expected  to  effectively  support  all  functions  to  ensure  successful  integration and  support  of  proposal  efforts,  contract  execution  and  supplier  management  initiatives
    Key Roles and Responsibilities
    Key accountabilities:

    • Working  closely  with  other  functions  in  an  integrated  team  environment  to  develop procurement contract structures for a variety of complex goods and services.
    • Develops  and  implements  policies,  procedures  and  processes  for  the  supply  chain function.
    • Provide contract risk and compliance oversight to the procurement department.
    • Supporting  leadership  related  to  supplier  management  strategy  and  resolves  issues.
    • Identify  risks  and  develop  mitigation  strategies  that  support  successful  execution  of  the procurement packages.
    • Provide  support  to  complex  subcontract  negotiations  and  produce  playbooks/training materials for procurement teams.
    • Establishes operating plan for procurement risk and compliance assessment activities.
    • Lead interface between procurement and legal department on subcontract strategies and subcontract risk management.
    • Provides  expert  support  to  assessments  and  the  development  of  recovery  plans, corrective and preventative actions related to subcontract claims and disputes.
    • Supports the development of company or business unit procurement strategies. Provides oversight and guidance for category strategies.
    • Assist  project  teams  in  their  review  of  tender  and  bid  documentation,  and  provide recommendations on contract terms and conditions
    • Review  bid  clarifications/qualifications  and  related  business  opportunity  documentation drafted by project teams
    • Identify  and  discuss  contracting  and  commercial  risks  and  implications  with  project managers, regional managers, and senior executives
    • Recommend  alternative  or  additional  bid  or  contract  wording  to  mitigate,  contain  and/or transfer risk exposures and address contingencies
    • Provide guidance and support to procurement in negotiations leading to the finalization of sub-contracts
    • Ensure  that  negotiation, execution and  administration  of  all contracts  are  compliant  with the organisation’spolicies and procedures.
    • Engage  with  and  provide  guidance  to  procurement  teams  involved  in  the formation  and administration of subcontracts and purchasing processes
    • Develop  forms  and  templates  to  support  business  initiatives,  while  identifying  and addressing risk exposure to existing documents
    • Draft  and  review  subcontracts  and  associated  documents,  and  ensure  flow  down  of Prime Contract terms in all subcontract and purchasing commitments
    • Handle day-to-day questions regarding contracts and subcontracts, while identifying and proposing solutions to address associated issues and risks
    • Provide  training  and  coaching  to  procurement  teams  engaged  in  the  implementation  of and the formation and administration of subcontracts
    • Report   to  the   Legal   team   on   contracting   and   risk   issues   where   significant   legal implications arise from the contracting process, and provide support as required

    Skills/Competence Requirement
    Must  be  able  to apply advanced  job  principles,  theories,  and  concepts,  contributeto  the development  of  new  principles  and  concepts  as  well  as  advanced  job  practices,  techniques, and standards.
    Recognised as a job expert within the company.
    Job Attributes
    Qualifications & Experience
    Law Degree or equivalent and 10 years’ experience working with contracts and subcontracts. 
    Experience of audit and the development of policies and procedures is desirable.
    Problem Solving:
    Works on unusually complex problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.
    Discretion:
    Initiates  assignments,  determines,  and  pursues  courses  of  action  necessary  to  obtain  desired results.  Work  is  checked  through  consultation  and agreement  with  others  rather  than  formal review by a superior.
    Impact:
    Develops  advanced  processes  and  guides  their  development  into  final  product.  Erroneous decisions or  recommendations  would  typically  result  in failure  to achieve  critical organizational objectives and affect the organization's risk exposure and image

    Experience Level
    Individual Contributor

    Job Dimensions
    Key Relationships:
    Acts as advisor to management and customers on subcontract risk elements

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    Senior Manager - Supply Chain Functional Excellence

     

    Job Purpose
    Working closely with project teams, procurement, operations, supply chain and other supporting functions  to  ensure  that  supply  chain  functional  performance  is  delivering  best  practice
    Key Roles and Responsibilities
    Key accountabilities:

    • Leadership  of  a  group  of  experts  deployed  to  develop  procurement  contract  structures for a variety of complex goods and services.
    • Owns   the   development,   training   and   implementation   of   policies,   procedures   and processes for the supply chain function.
    • Provide contract risk and compliance oversight to the procurement department.
    • Leadership oversight of Supplier  Management strategy  development.  Identify  risks  and develop mitigation strategies that support successful execution of the projects.
    • Leadership oversight and management of procurement process, subcontract and supply chain audits as required.
    • Leadership  of  a  group  of experts  to  support  to  complex  subcontract  negotiations  and produce playbooks/training materials for procurement teams.
    • Establishes  operating  plan  for  procurement  risk  and  compliance  assessment  activities and performs to plan.
    • Leadership   interface   between procurement   and   legal   department   on   subcontract strategies and subcontract risk management.
    • Leadership  of  expert  support  to  assessments  and  the  development  of  recovery  plans, corrective and preventative actions related to subcontract claims and disputes.
    • Reporting  of  functional  level  commercial  risks  and  implications  to  project  managers, regional managers, and senior executives
    • Lead  the  evaluate  and  refinement  of  Business  Intelligence  goals,  business  objectives, decision   support   needs,   data   and   performance requirements   to   meet   business objectives
    • Leadership and influence with other functions in an integrated team environment to drive the need to develop procurement specifications and statements of work for a variety of complex goods and services.

    Skills/Competence Requirement

    • Must  be  able  to applyadvanced  job  principles,  theories,  and  concepts,  contribute to  the development  of  new  principles  and  concepts  as  well  as  advanced  job  practices,  techniques,
    • and standards.
    • Recognised as a job expert within the company.

    Job Attributes
    Qualifications & Experience
    Law Degree or equivalent and 10 years’ experience working with contracts and subcontracts. 
    Experience of audit and the development of policies and procedures is desirable.

    Problem Solving:
    Works on unusually complex problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.

    Discretion:
    Initiates  assignments,  determines,  and  pursues  courses  of  action  necessary  to  obtain  desired results.  Work  is  checked  through  consultation  and  agreement  with  others  rather  than  formal
    review by a superior.

    Impact:
    Develops  advanced  processes  and  guides  their  development  into  final  product.  Erroneous decisions or  recommendations  would  typically  result  in failure  to achieve  critical organizational
    objectives and affect the organization's risk exposure and image
    .
    Experience Level
    Individual Contributor

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    Senior Supplier Programe Management Specialist

     

    Details

    • Reporting to the Head of Supply Chain, the Senior Supplier Program Management Specialist will be responsible for management and oversight of major supplier activities.
    • Working closely with the technical project teams, procurement, operations and other supporting functions to ensure successful integration and support of proposal efforts, contract execution and supplier management initiatives.
    • The successful individual will be degree qualified and typically have acquired 14 or more years' cognate work experience or a Master's degree with typically 12 or more years' or a PhD degree with typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

     

    Method of Application

    All interested candidates should send in their CVs and application letters to recruitment@peoplesourceconsulting.com quoting the job title and reference above as subject.
    Please click on the job title above to view the detailed job description

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