Technical Procurement Lead

Technical Procurement Lead

Name of Employer: Egbin Power (Sahara Group)

Job Title: Technical Procurement Lead

Contract Type: Full-time

Job Location: Nigeria

Job Description: 

Egbin Power Plc. is West Africa’s largest power generation station with an installed capacity of 1,320 MW consisting of 6 Units of 220MW each. One of the biggest additions to the electricity industry in Nigeria. Our future aim is to lead the movement to ‘Light up Nigeria’ and the wider sub-Saharan African region. Egbin is located at the heart of a small town called Egbin in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos.

Job Summary
- Responsible for leading all tactical and strategic activity with contract tendering for technical services, materials and supplies including CapEx.
- Provide effective management for delivering an effective and efficient procurement service to the business.

Job Requirements:

A degree or equivalent in Business Administration or Engineering
7 - 11 years of progressively responsible technical, engineering, construction management, or heavy industry procurement experience
Post graduate qualification and membership of a recognized Chartered organization relevant to the post will be an added advantage
Project Management (e.g. Prince2) qualification will be an added advantage.
Professional experience in a similar position as Procurement Lead or Lead Buyer for technical procurement.
Experience in an international industry environment, Energy or Utilities industry is preferred.
Prior leadership role in contract management, RFQ bid process, contract law and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) preferred.
Proven experience of procurement in large organizations
Experience in a variety of sourcing arrangements
Experience with working with Power Plant or/and managing Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) is highly desirable.

Key Responsibilites:

Manages the actual procurement processes for the Company’s needs all year round and in active real-time liaison with respective user departments to ensure conformance with above-stated Company policy objectives.
Challenge demand and critically review requisitions, technical specifications and scope
Lead negotiations to secure best commercial terms in accordance with the technical specifications and requirements to ensure best value
Present sourcing strategies and award recommendations to the senior management
Develop and execute action plans to optimise re-order levels in coordination with technical departments and stores
Market screening, audit & selection for new and potential suppliers and contractors
Analyze supplier risk and implement mitigation measures
Develop, implement and execute contract (renewal) strategies
Lead the contractor qualification process and coordinate HSE evaluation
Negotiate and administer frame agreements and contracts
Procurement lead of Capex projects in cooperation with different project teams and stakeholders within and outside Egbin Power Plc.
Evaluate and monitor contractor performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes
Resolve complaints and determine corrective actions in case of defective materials or unacceptable performance
Ensure in-depth knowledge of the global, regional and local outline agreements
Contract negotiation and legal implementation of high-level contract
Contribute to the development, implementation and review of corporate strategies, annual technical project plans, policies and procedures.
To develop and maintain positive relationships with key partners and stakeholders.
To ensure effective management of employee and resources promoting team building and collaborative working to deliver the corporate plan.
To provide succinct and compelling reports to required deadlines for the key stakeholders as required.

Desired Expertise and Skills:

Appreciation of strategies and key concepts in procurement and inventory management
Working knowledge of public procurement laws and regulation.
Ability to think strategically and holistically and to appreciate the systemic impact of various policies, issues and solutions
Knowledge of contract laws, material accounting systems and insurance and risk management
Knowledge of Integrated Materials Management System
Knowledge of company policies, procedures and guidelines for procurement
Knowledge of stores management and inventory management
Knowledge of regulatory laws, import, duties, policies
Knowledge of national and international sourcing markets
Knowledge of application of IT systems in materials management
Networking and relationship management skills
Ability to meet targets and deadlines
Deep understanding of negotiation strategies, risk management, and value chain of various raw materials preferred.
Knowledge of preparing tenders & relevant procurement regulations
Mature personality, capable of making and sustaining good working relationships
Commitment to further training/continuous learning and development

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