Procurement Manager at a leading Telecoms Service Provider

A leading Telecoms Service Provider in West Africa, specializing in Design, Roll Out, Management and performance improvement of cellular network to ensure the cellular operator offers best in class service to its customers while maximising return on its network infrastructure investment.Their team of experienced engineers has successfully delivered its full range of services to a wide range of cellular operators around the world.
We have a proven track record in the industry within the African continent in deployment of new technologies, fine-tuning of end-to-end performance of mobile networks, an effective structured approach to determine how services will impact the network, as well as skills transfer capability.

Job Title: Procurement Manager


  • To manage professional, compliant procurement processes that achieve value for money and high stakeholder satisfaction. 
  • Also responsible for the selection and management and evaluation of sub-contractors and partners.

  • Review and prepare project guidelines in collaboration with Project and Technical Managers and engage subcontractors accordingly.
  • Conduct partner identification and qualification before actual tendering and commencement.
  • Define and manage partner governance process.
  • Conduct efficient and collaborative procurements which are corporately compliant (advice, tendering, evaluation award & contract management) and which result in a high value adding commercial outcome.
  • Define milestones and criteria for payments at partner selection stage for subcontractors and other suppliers.
  • Maintain accurate auditable records of all procurement processes and activities, as well as database of all third-party suppliers.
  • Conduct subcontractor performance assessment and report for continuous improvement. Including ongoing performance monitoring and timely handling of escalation from project teams.
  • Perform subcontractor on-boarding sessions to ensure compliance to proper environmental health and safety procedures, project guidelines and contracts.
  • Create and document service level agreements (SLA) for subcontractors.

 Expected Output
Below are key output measurable expected of the Procurement Manager:

  • Subcontractor SLAs and contracts.
  • Procurement process activity report e.g. Supplier Database, Price Book.
  • Partner governance document, including periodic supplier evaluation report.
  • Supplier Evaluation Criteria Checklist 
  • Preparation and submission of tender documents.


  • B.Sc. Accounting / Finance
  • CPP or MBA Preferred 
  • Required Working Experience: 5 years overall experience in Procurement role with minimum of 1-2 years in similar role in telecoms operating environment.
  • PMP or Prince II


  • Excellence, integrity, creativity, team spirit, commitment, customer-centricity, empathy, safety consciousness.
  • Have a flair for numbers, work well with people, aggressively anticipate impacts of workload/issues to team deadlines and have a very positive work attitude including willing to work some longer hours during peak periods.
  • Must have excellent understanding of project elements and supply chain, drawing from relevant industry experience.
  • Use understanding of project elements in defining classification of expenses according to specific goods or services (direct & indirect) to prepare price book to serve as baseline for all project cost decisions; factoring quality, service, risk and cost.
  • Ensure compliance with pre-defined price book.
  • Highly analytical and be able to make decisions that make sense based on all available information. 
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, ability to work with lookups and pivot tables.
  • Must have the ability to leverage interpersonal skills to establish rapport and develop relationships with all key stakeholders: suppliers, customers & colleagues.
  • Must be meticulous, and pay attention to detail.
  • The ability to persuade, influence and explore positions and alternatives to reach outcomes that will gain acceptance of all parties.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


  • #160,000 - #240,000 (Monthly)

Working Conditions

  • Extended work hours.
  • May require travel – local and international.
  • Working under pressure.
Location: Lagos

Closing Date
12th May, 2017


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