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Tender Buyer at NigerDock

Nigerdock is West Africa's leading indigenous upstream oil and gas services company focused on Oil and Gas construction and marine services including offshore fabrication, ship building and repair, industrial training and specialised Oil & Gas and Maritime support. It is strategically located on Snake Island Integrated Free Zone, in Lagos, with immediate access to the open seas.
Nigerdock is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jagal, a Nigerian conglomerate holding that operates leading energy businesses and manages a diverse portfolio of investments.
Description

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced person (5 years or more) to assume the position of Tender Buyer.
The ideal person will be someone who has graduated with a Degree Social Sciences or Supply Chain Management and is qualified with Supply Chain qualification (Purchasing).

Responsibilities

Source competitive pricing for goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and tender targets
Ensure timeous soliciting of pricing and communicate any problems which may pose a risk or impact on the tendering process
Develop and maintain Procurement and subcontract plans for bids as required
Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers/vendors
Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible
Deliver briefs, updates and reports as and when required
Develop creative and innovative procurement benchmarking processes
Develop ideas and strategies to improve the tender process, add value, and measures that can contribute to eventual business acquisition.
Negotiate contracts/proposals/quotations, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
Ensure that a professional, consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships and ensure good communications at all times
Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures.
Explore alternate sources for goods, materials and services and consider Nigerian Content Development (NCD) guidelines where applicable
Undertake continuous research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers for the vendor data base
Maintain a data base of all relevant pricing and ensure this is updated regularly for use on current and future tenders
Work collaboratively and negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new project tendering
Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise stakeholders of any impact pre and post tender
Attend meetings and update all stakeholders on issues or concerns, in particular when there is a risk which could prevent the company from meeting tender demands.
Support product/material or service change requests and review and communicate the impact on pre and post tenders
Mentor and coach if applicable any subordinate to enhance their career and professional development for the betterment of the company

Requirements

Relevant Commercial and or Business Degree
5 years or more proven tender purchasing experience, preferably within an oil and gas/ marine projects background
Membership to the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) would be advantageous
Previous tender software and ERP (Oracle) experience
Advanced User experience in MS Excel.

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