From Naijaloft Jobs in nigeria at guiness nigeria. Guiness nigeria (diageo) jobs and vacancies As Guinness Nigeria undertakes the journey towards D2011, the Procurement Function within Guinness is clearly recognised as being a key enabler for our Company.

To successfully deliver the requisite step-change level of Functional performance expected by the wider business, Procurement now requires significant up-skilling using best local (both internal and externally-recruited) talent and expertise, with a targeted-objective to be benchmarked on a par with peers across Diageo Europe/North America within the next two years (currently ranked best in Africa Region).

Guiness Nigeria is recruiting for a Procurement Category Manager.

Leadership Responsibilities:

Create, develop and recommend strategic options, across geographical and business cultural boundaries, and working with dispersed teams (both Nigeria and London-based) to finalise, agree, and implement category strategies.
Brilliant execution of the Category Management and Supplier Performance Management process using the LOOP, leading and securing stakeholder approvals at GATE meetings using presentations of a very high standard and capable of withstanding considerable scrutiny from senior Exec-level stakeholders to make very important decisions regarding the routes our business will take to create value and achieve our Mission.
Purpose of Role:

Responsible for the development of stretching category strategies that clearly deliver our Procurement Functional Value agenda of Assure, Protect and Create for all areas of the business.
To embed E-procurement in Guinness Nigeria.
Responsible for coaching and development of Supplier Performance managers to achieve required supplier capability to achieve D2011 objectives.
There will be occasional requirements for national, regional-hub (Cameroun/Ghana) and international (UK) travel.

This role will closely support the Portfolio Managers and Head of Procurement in driving the Procurement Function to Destination 2011, acting as a key member of the team by leading the team’s robust application of key category management tools such as the LOOP, supply chain analysis and business needs analysis.
Implementation of HoP-designated key projects through effective project management, utilising appropriate e-procurement tools to maximise speed, efficiency and drive of benefits e.g. e-RFI’s e-RFP’s, e-auctions, spend analysis.
Qualifications and Experience:


University Degree in any commercially biased-discipline, with proven relevant 7+ years post-qualification – including some quality procurement-functional experience within a forward thinking, fast-paced and value-adding blue-chip FMCG environment.
Professional procurement qualification desirable (CIPS/ISM/MBA), and capable of rapidly developing full understanding of world-class Procurement systems and practices, including all Diageo Category Management processes and associated tools.
Strong IT skills base, including intermediate proficiency in Office applications.

Previous experience of working within or closely with an FMCG Procurement Function (prior SAP experience an advantage) for an extended period.
Strong communication skills evident in the ability to work in a team environment and build great relationships with stakeholders, suppliers and end users.
Please note the following: Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.

Deadline is 20th August 2009.

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