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Strategic Sourcing Officer At IITA

Date Posted: 11/Dec/2013
Deadline: Not Specified

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidates for the position of Strategic Sourcing Officer at its Headquarters in Ibadan.


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:

  • Assist in strategic sourcing initiatives of the institute
  • Perform the Strategic Sourcing duties of the Assistant Head Supply Chain while absent or on leave
  • Raise request for quotations (RFQs), requests for information (RFIs) and other templates;
  • Locate potential and reliable suppliers capable of creating and delivering value
  • Send, receive and analyse responses of requests for proposals to potential suppliers
  • Benchmark suppliers’ portfolios and review suppliers’ performance
  • Develop sourcing strategy/model and sourcing initiatives;
  • Compile, analyze and interpret suppliers’ performance reports on regular basis with basic key Performance indicators.
  • Participate in procurement planning
  • Negotiation of relevant contract terms and conditions
  • Assist and coordinate strategic sourcing initiatives for other stations
  • Progressing and monitoring outstanding orders to ensure delivery of actual needs
  • Assist in the management of the supply chain web-site
  • Maintain Strategic partners files and other documentations
  • Draft of Memorandum of Understanding for strategic partners
  • Assist in editing of supply chain newsletter
  • Review and assist in the development of specifications, terms and conditions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification and Experience

  • BSc /HND in Purchasing and Supply or related fields.
  • A professional certification of CIPS I or II with a minimum of 3 years experience.

The ideal candidate must possess:

  • Good knowledge of contract agreement
  • Excellent computer skills with good grasp of spreadsheets, word processing and other MS office applications
  • Excellent English reporting, writing and oral communication skills
  • Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritise and organize workload; take initiative and work under pressure
  • Good team spirit and also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties


We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Method of application:

Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package.

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