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Manager.Network Procurement At Etisalat Nigeria

Date Posted: 25/Sep/2013
Deadline: Not Specified


Job Summary

  • Facilitate the procurement, tendering and contracting processes for all Network infrastructure and related services


Principal Functions

  • Provide inputs for the update of procurement policies, processes and procedures with regard to contracts and tenders for all Network infrastructure and related services
  • Keep abreast of global and local best practices with regard to procurement management
  • Assist in continuously reviewing procurement activities with regard to all Network infrastructure and related services, make recommendations for improvement and implement approved initiatives to ensure enhanced team performance
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders - including suppliers, vendors and contractors
  • Liaise with the Network Department on all procurement requirements
  • Source and investigate competent suppliers of Network infrastructure for inclusion in the approved vendor list
  • Prepare and send out requests for quotations to approved Network vendors
  • Conduct market research as required in connection with availability and price of Network infrastructure and related services
  • Establish opportunities for partnering with Network vendors to create competitive advantage for Etisalat Nigeria
  • Receive proposals and tenders from Network vendors and participate in vendor evaluation, selection and negotiation of contract terms, prices and supplies
  • Develop contract and tender tracking systems to reduce turn-around times on processing requests from user departments
  • Continuously monitor progress on contracts and tenders processes and ensure fairness and equity across board
  • Receive and evaluate constant feedback from various tiers of contract and tenders evaluation
  • Identify and report potential conflict of interest conditions in the tendering and contracting process
  • Expedite the procurement process and follow up on vendor purchase order status
  • Assist in ensuring continuous evaluation of vendor performance and delisting of non-performing Network vendors
  • Conduct periodic benchmark analysis on Network vendors/ suppliers and obtainable prices and make relevant recommendations for the attention of the Head-Network/ IT Procurement
  • Provide leadership and guidance to team members and manage subordinates' performance towards achievement of overall team objectives
  • Prepare/ compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Head-Network/ IT Procurement
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head-Network/ IT Procurement


Educational Requirements

  • First degree or equivalent
  • Postgraduate/ professional qualification in a related field will provide an advantage


Experience,Skills & Competencies



  • Between five (5) and eight (8) years directly relevant post-NYSC work experience, with at least most recent three (3) years in a supervisory role
  • Ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate solid experience in tender assessment, procurement management and contract management
  • Ideal candidate must also be able to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:
  • Influencing and Negotiating
  • Vendor Relationship Management
  • Leadership and People Management
  • Personal Effectiveness

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