To lead the development and implementation of best practise in procurement, using a category management approach, in order to meet the key objectives of the SCM function and to ensure that value for money is achieved for the benefit of all stakeholders through sustainable and efficient procurement procedures.
To lead the Procurement Team by providing clear overall directions for the category functions of the team. Ensuring appropriate work planning, levels of resource, people management and development together with the functional delivery to the highest professional standard.
To provide overall leadership and management for the operations and continuous improvement of the procurement function, with a focus on providing a flexible and professional, customer focused service to the JV’s Clients which aligns with and supports the organisation’s strategic objectives.
To manage relationships with all internal and external stakeholders, working collaboratively and proactively with all cross functional teams in full partnership, ensuring the organisation is receiving value for money, and to advise on the most suitable procurement route for client requirements whiles ensuring best practise and adherence to the companies Procurement Policies and Procedures
Provide support and guidance to category teams for the tendering of high value / critical contracts, including the development of the customer’s requirements, drafting of tender documentation, tender evaluation and clarification, evaluation of responses, contract award and supplier de-brief.
To ensure compliance with Ghanaian procurement laws, value for money, efficiency and sustainability strategies.
To work closely with client internal stakeholders to identify future procurement requirements / tendering exercises in order to ensure that procurement is co-ordinated and that opportunities for collaboration can be managed to maximise purchasing power and to minimise duplication of effort.
To promote framework agreements, and corporate contracts which represent best value for money and reduce procurement spend, liaising with external purchasing consortia to develop procurement strategies and participating in working groups as required
To undertake Supplier Relationship Management with key suppliers in order to manage risks, to identify and negotiate further savings and to embed sustainability within all aspects of procurement policies.
Maintain communication with customers and suppliers to provide advice on current and future requirements
Utilise all the necessary sourcing tools such as e-auctions, e-catalogs, stakeholder management & contracts management to drive value throughout the supply chain for the mutual benefit of the JV and its clients.
To undertake regular reviews of existing contracts and to co-ordinate and undertake contract renewal meetings with relevant stakeholders.
Required Skills or Experience
Minimum 5 years evidenced experience.
Good knowledge of procurement, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost management
Experience of building & maintaining close working relationships with budget holders, senior management, suppliers and all stakeholders
Experience in pre and post-contractual management
Developing sourcing strategies and leading the implementation of medium to large scale programmes
Experience of managing direct reports and / or project teams
Experience of change management in complex multi-business unit environments
Previous experience of working in a purchasing team, preferably within an oil & gas, mining and construction environment
Understanding of legal and commercial issues within supply chain