Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Job Vacancy at Unicem

UniCem stands forIn Nigeria, the name,
advanced technology, quality product and
the leading supplier of cement in the South-
South and South-East regions. As the
second largest cement plant in Nigeria, our
core activities are the manufacture
and sale of Ordinary Portland Cement.
UniCem has its head office based in Calabar
and all cement manufacturing
operations have been consolidated at the
2.5million tons per annum Mfamosing
plant, north-east of Calabar.
Our mission statement indicates that we
strive to be one of the most socially
responsible cement companies in Nigeria.
In achieving this we operate on the
basis of best practices in accordance with
shareholder, lender and local
Nigerian legal and regulatory requirements
so far as corporate governance, good
corporate citizenship and sustainable
Job Tittle: Head of Procurement
Location: Calabar
Type: Full-time
Experience: Mid-Senior level
Functions: Purchasing
Industries: Building Materials
Compensation: Very Attractive
Job ID: 4849417
Job Description
This position manages the overall
procurement of goods and services for use
the Company. The role incumbent will have
overall responsibility to:
- Create procurement & supply chain
process that is a clear point of
differentiation and advantage for the
- Define and implement strategy that
optimizes the resources of the
organization and customers.
Be a recognized value adding business
partner and support growth through
adherence to Procurement processes for
ensuring sustainable quality,
compliance, and quantity requirements. In
addition, the job holder will be
responsible for supply strategy that is
sustainable and delivers on bottom
line, as well as influence the organization’s
Service & Indirect Materials
Create appropriate segregation of duty
between the strategic procurement
activity and operational procurement
Ensure seamless competitive bidding
processes are in place in order to ensure
delivery of procurement activity at optimal
prices and right quality.
Established preferred vendors list for
sundry and indirect materials across
the business unit and create a forward
looking periodic review of such list.
Establish a contract and negotiation
platform that allows for proactive
rationalization of contractual spend in
order to guarantee that we continue to
buy contractual services at optimal rates.
Create a forthright supplier relationship
management focused at forward
looking partnering relationship and
establish service level agreement across
the spend categories.
Coach and develop the procurement team
and established a workable career
succession plan for the team.
Reduce landed cost of goods in clear and
measurable ways.
Improve on procurement time-cycle and
complete performance of purchasing
efforts in optimally measurable ways.
Identify and create optimal balance
between local and foreign purchasing that
result in significant cost reduction for the
Create culture of improvement in the
procurement process chain that our User
Departments identify as a reason for
centralizing the procurement process.
Desired Skills & Experience
Professional and/or technical
Good first degree in related discipline. A
higher or Professional
qualification in Supply Chain Management
or Purchasing / Procurement, offers
distinctive advantage.
Membership of relevant professional bodies
Hands on expertise in planning and
managing activities flawlessly
Minimum 10 years in procurement and/or
operation function
Minimum 5 years post graduate work
experience in senior sourcing with
exposure to supply chain management,
complex strategic sourcing and optimal
procurement processes
Proven performance in managing and
developing a Procurement/sourcing team,
with requisite drive and energy to ensure a
challenging benefits and
capability building agenda is successfully
Excellent understanding of Procurement
and import activities.
Strong commercial acumen with excellent
communication skills.
Good negotiation and relationship
management skills.
Excellent internal customer relationship
management orientation.
Behavioural and/or managerial
Strategic thinker with strong analytical,
financial analysis, planning and
organizing capability
Leadership ability to build relationships and
command respect across multiple
Strong written and oral communication
Strong focus on cost management and
minimization and proven ability to
generate results
Strong subject-matter expertise in Supply
Chain Management, company law,
contract law, sourcing and procurement
Strong negotiation skills
Good attention to detail
Good presentation skills
Good time management skills
Must be of high integrity.

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