Manager, Local Buyer

February 15, 2022

Job Description

BIC Nigeria

BIC® products are known and appreciated all over the world for their quality, their affordability and ease of use. The ballpoint pen, the pocket lighter, the one-piece shaver are all part of the daily lives of millions of consumers. These products make BIC® one of the best known international brands, present in 3.2 million retail outlets, in more than 160 countries. As we explore the tremendous opportunities ahead, we have a need for dedicated and dynamic employees to help build our team.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Manager, Local Buyer

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full-time
Job Description

As Manager Local Buyer, you will lead and actively participate to the strategic sourcing activities for your assigned perimeter of procurement families for Nigeria and Kenya.
Reporting to the Senior Manager Europe & MEA Local Sourcing, you will be responsible to create and implement, efficient sourcing strategies for the Local Spend of Nigeria and Kenya.
You will be responsible for all the local spend including manufacturing, commercial and other services (logistics, HR, etc.). Specific families in this role's perimeter include: Local Direct Material; local MRO services, local CAPEX spend, and local indirect spend, such as waste management; local HR (Consulting, relocation, internal events, administration outsourcing).
Additionally, you will provide support for the implementation of Global and Regional family strategies.
You will work closely with key stakeholders (both internal and external) in member organizations and in corporate functions to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans.

Being responsible of all Local Spend in Nigeria and Kenya you will have the following specific responsibilities:

Build and manage a team of Local Buyers (Local Buyer – Kenya) and Expediting Procurement personnel
Develop and implement sourcing strategies for Local families within your perimeter
Conduct industry deep dive analysis to provide proactive insight to sourcing medium to long term strategy
Co-ordinate cross-functional teams in the development of sourcing strategies and execution plans.
Drive annual productivity improvements in Local families– The Local Buyer will develop, champion, and ensure implementation of ideas that will optimize the Group’s total cost of ownership year-over-year for Local families according to Group guidelines
Lead regular meetings with direct staff and cross functional teams to ensure assignments, objectives, cost savings and deliverables are on target.
Monitor Local family supplier performance & risk. You will directly solve operational issues with suppliers (e.g., quality, delivery and service issues) and be responsible for holding regular supplier reviews
Responsible for the budgeting of Local Spend families
Provide support for the implementation of Global and Regional family strategies at a Local level.
Ensure the proper implementation of sourcing strategies and procurement prοcedures, in accordance with guidelines set at Group level.


BA required in Business Management, Supply Chain, or related field
Minimum of 7 years of experience in procurement and 2 years' experience at a management procurement position, preferably in FMCG industry
Fluent English
Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills
Passion for reducing costs and seeking out new opportunities in white space
Solid understanding of Manufacturing – Production – Quality Control
Proven strong project management experience
Strong negotiation and relationship skills
Ability to travel.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Additional Information

Apply Today! There's never been a better time to join BIC. We're a dynamic company with a strong vision. You will find a wealth of possibilities in a challenging and rewarding work environment. As an organization, we have a passion for taking care of our people, and our benefits reflect this. Join BIC and let’s invent our future, together!
BIC Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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