Specialist Contractor at MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria - The leader in telecommunications in Nigeria, and a part of a diverse community in Africa and the Middle East, our brand is instantly recognisable. It is through our compelling brand that we are able to attract the right talents who we carefully nurture by continuously improving our employment offerings even beyond reward and recognition.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Specialist ContractorLocation: LagosDepartment: Supplier Quality AssuranceJob Descriptions   Specialist sourcing is part of the Sourcing department at the Opco and would support the contracting process. This process covers activities related to development and management of Contract Standards, end to end pre and post contract evaluation and management of procurement agreements.  These processes would involve interactions with SCM Centers of Excellence (CoE).Specialist, Contract would support the Manager, Sourcing and would be involved in the following sub-functions:Supplier registration and qualificationSourcing master data maintenanceCategory needs and spend analysisDevelopment of Master Services Agreements and Local Country Contracts for GFA’sExtract value from what we already have by focusing on optimizing processes within the Unit/Department in line with the value creation philosophy.  This includes individual contributions and recommendations to improve existing business project/initiative.Drive Innovation by identifying and taking advantage of new business opportunities, e.g., by stimulating and encouraging new business opportunities, launch of products, product/process innovation, business model innovation etc.Maintain leadership in the ICT/Digital industry by partnering with MTNN’s Partners to improve their processes which in turn will improve the efficiency of MTNN’s operations.Enhance/expand MTN’s role in the larger national macro environment by participating in CSR projects and/or NGO’s, involvement in recognized professional institutions, participating in think-tank activities etc.Sustain the right organisational culture and behaviors by demonstrating the vital behaviours every time.Prepares and administers routine correspondence, negotiation memoranda, and contract documentation to ensure timely and coordinated submittal. Reviews solicitations and prepares routine response for proposals, bids, and contract modifications. May also prepare simple requests for proposals.Analyzes contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, corporate policies and business unit procedure.Drafts and negotiates simple contractual instruments commensurate with skills and grade level.Manage and process renewals for maintenance, support, subscriptions, etc. including assurance that the renewals comply with the applicable contract and completing any required purchasing documents.Prepares, organizes and maintains contract records and files documenting contract performance and compliance. May conduct research to support contract audit and or facilitate business unit contracting trends.Performs contract closeout activities. Communicates contract policy and practice to internal business teams. Ensures contract review, approval and execution in accordance with corporate and/or business unit guidelines.Communicates contract policy and practice to internal business teams. Ensures contract review, approval and execution in accordance with corporate and/or business unit guidelines.Maintain professional business relationships with internal contract stakeholders, other contracting support teams within the company (e.g Legal, Finance, Procurement), and external product and service vendors.Responds to alerts from the contract administration dashboard and resolves problems to ensure the overall health of the contract portfolio. Ensures linkages to data on spending, risk, and budget for real-time and predictive analytics are accurate and timely.Maintains working knowledge of the principles and practices of the company's chosen markets. Maintains basic knowledge of trends in contract administration best practices relevant to company's operationsCreate/ maintain pre-qualification questionnaires/ Request for Information (RFI) / surveys / Request for Proposal (RFP) / Request for Quotation (RFQ)/ auctionsEnsure execution of day to day operations at the Opco and resolve operational issuesImprove productivity and quality through leading practice initiativesParticipate and provide inputs in project status meetingsPropose operational changes and provide associated user impact assessmentParticipate and provide inputs in operational meetingsSet up and manage adhoc meetings for day to day operational requirementsLiaise with supplier to obtain / update relevant information for supplier registration / qualification and managementAct as a first point of contact with supplier for sourcing and supplier management related information/  queriesIdentify potential sensitive issues and escalate it to the appropriate levelProvide assistance in managing supplier compliance and profile audit and assessing supplier riskJob ConditionNormal MTNN working conditionsMay be required to work extended hoursOpen plan office 

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