Procurement Manager at Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is the world’s largest and fastest-growing chain of primary and pre-primary schools with more than 400 academies and 120,000 pupils in Kenya and Uganda. We democratize the right to succeed by giving families living in poverty access to the high-quality education that will allow their children to live a very different life.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Procurement ManagerLocation: LagosAbout the RoleAs our Procurement Manager, you are responsible for leading the team that sources and obtains strong pricing across the various areas that we need items for – chiefly our academies, as well as for HQ functions. You uphold the highest standard of conduct, and you expect the same from your team.This is a key position within the company’s Supply Chain team with important linkages to many other department.What You Will DoDevelop and implement policies, procedures, tools and guidelines to ensure effective and efficient procurement processes in the company and to assure seamless procurement servicesSeek, evaluate and recommend reliable vendors or suppliers to provide quality goods or services at reasonable pricesDevelop and maintain strong working relationships with suppliers, contractors and other partners within the procurement services chain to create partnerships that add valueNegotiate prices, lead times and other contractual terms with suppliers in Nigeria and other parts of the world as may be requiredReview and embed with user departments the technical specifications for all materials required for school operations, equipment or construction requirementsClosely oversee the acquisition of materials needed for production of learning and training requirements, general supplies for offices and facilities, equipment, and construction contracts while ensuring visibility of the process at each stage.Work with department managers and other staff to forecast demand of procurement services and to ascertain that goods are received as ordered and payments processed only for certified confirmations of deliveries or service.Budget, report and analyse procurement costs to ensure high visibility and control of procurement related expenses. 

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