IITA Jobs in Nigeria: Head, Supply Chain

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13 Dec, 2009

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Logistics Jobs in Nigeria

iitaIITA is an international nonprofit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the position of Head, Supply Chain.

Position: IITA seeks a dynamic, flexible, and an enthusiastic team player to join its Headquarters team as the Head of the Supply Chain Unit.

This is a senior role that requires commitment, diplomacy and drive.

He/she will manage all of the relationships and functions across the whole Supply Chain Unit (Procurement, Stores and Shipping [Logistics]). These functional relationships include the management and coordination of IITA Limited International Procurement Office and Africa Stations Supply Chain Management.

The position reports to the Deputy Director General (R4D-S) of IITA.

Duty Station:  Ibadan, Nigeria


Lead the Supply Chain team and provide leadership and direction on all supply chain activities across IITA

Implement the overall supply chain strategy as set out in the five year strategic plan in line with delivering ongoing value.

Implement and improve on already developed Key Performance Indicators across the whole supply chain which drives value in line with the ‘Balanced Scorecard’ approach.

Manage the Supply Chain operations within Ibadan namely; Procurement, Stores and Shipping

Integrate Africa Stations into overall supply chain management concepts. Provide leadership and direction in the creation of ‘Regional Hub’ supply chain management functions.

Manage the UK International Procurement Office (IITA Ltd) as a self sustaining and self-financing part of IITA

Implement on-going Supply Chain training programs and initiatives to significantly upgrade the capability of staff within the total unit in order for trained staff to initiate additional ‘value adding’ strategies and tactics for IITA.


At least ten years of progressive supply chain and marketing experience with at least five years at an executive level. Experience both in the public and private sector would be a distinct advantage.

Certification in Procurement or Supply Chain from a recognised Chartered Institute is essential, combined with a strong first degree in Finance and Supply Chain Management. An MBA would also be an advantage.

Excellent people management skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team

Excellent analytical and strategic problem-solving capabilities

Experience working in a developing country and within multidisciplinary and culturally diverse environments

General Information: Initial appointment is for two years. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.

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