Senior Specialist, Energy Procurement needed at IHS Towers

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Job title : Senior Specialist, Energy Procurement

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : August 08, 2024

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Tender Management and Category Strategy: This role involves developing and executing tenders while adhering to SOP and procurement policies. It also includes formulating and implementing category strategies to enhance procurement efficiency on an annual basis.

Documentation and Governance: Ensuring comprehensive documentation and governance for all procurement processes is crucial. This entails conducting due diligence to maintain compliance with RFx and other procurement SOPs and policies. Documentation of all decisions and approval in place and available for review and per SOP for audit and forensic investigations.

Innovation and Cost Savings: The Sourcing Specialist actively seeks opportunities for innovation and cost savings in procurement processes and strives to optimize procurement activities for cost efficiency. Creation and achievement of cost optimisation and cost reduction strategies.

Stakeholder Management: Collaborating with stakeholders to define procurement needs, support scope creation, and create Cross-Functional Sourcing Teams (CFST) as necessary. Obtaining approvals and signoffs as required by SOP.

Sourcing Strategies: Providing input to Senior Management for developing sustainable sourcing strategies.

Supplier Selection and Evaluation: Awarding work to suppliers based on established processes and criteria, and soliciting and evaluating supplier quotes based on quality, timeliness, and cost.

Negotiation and Total Cost Analysis: Leading negotiations with suppliers while considering the total cost of ownership and analyzing RFx documents to make recommendations.

Market Analysis and Intelligence: Staying informed about economic, industrial, and market trends affecting procurement and applying market intelligence for competitive and value-added sourcing outcomes.

Quality and Cost Savings: The role focuses on delivering quality and cost savings through strategic procurement activities and analyzing market conditions for material availability.

Purchase Order Management: Reviewing and monitoring requisitions, purchase orders, and supply sources, and maintaining accurate purchasing data.

Supplier Relationship Management: Supporting the SRM team in managing and controlling relationships with suppliers, identifying areas for improvement, and researching potential new suppliers.

Supply Chain Performance: Monitoring open purchase orders for timeliness, addressing potential issues, and collaborating with shipments expeditors for on-time delivery.

Communication and Liaison: Maintaining ongoing communication with suppliers, acting as a liaison when necessary, and collaborating with Procurement Business Partners to implement requirements and SLAs in formal contracts.

Compliance and Process Improvement: Implementing compliance requirements as per SOP, across procurement categories and continuously improving systems and processes for enhanced customer performance and reduced costs.

Additional Tasks: This role involves various responsibilities, including managing all sourcing processes, negotiating savings, maintaining accurate records, and supporting cross-functional teams.

Key Role Functions: The Sourcing Specialist plays a pivotal role in high-value sourcing activities, assesses requisitions, handles vendor selection, manages vendor requests, provides support on contracts and procurement services, prepares tenders, negotiates with suppliers, executes contracts, ensures health and safety compliance, and reports to management on project progress and performance.

Any other function as required by the Associate director.


Over 7 years of experience in energy procurement and renewables, with relevant degrees in Chemical Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, Energy Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Management, or Environmental Sciences.

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