PZ Cussons Nigeria: Raw Material Buyer

Posted on :

27 Jan, 2011

Category :

Vacancies in Nigeria

PZ Cussons operates in Africa, Asia and Europe with its strategy built on four core principles.

We operate in selected markets that have the potential for future growth, both in mature and emerging markets. Our presence across Africa, Asia and Europe ensures a naturally balanced portfolio of global markets, which we continually review to ensure they provide the Group with the best opportunities for profitable growth. We take pride in our knowledge of local markets which enables us to respond quickly and appropriately to local needs.

We develop leading brands for the markets in which we operate. Whilst some have global reach, the majority of our brands are sold only in local and regional markets as we create products that are particularly suited to local needs and tastes. Our strategy is to grow these brands so they achieve category leading positions in their markets and we continually review and expand the categories in which we operate to ensure profitable growth. We are proud of our portfolio of category leading brands which are developed to satisfy the particular needs of local consumers.



The successful candidate will be required to:
Source for raw materials.
Manage the supplier relationships of the portfolio for which he/she is  responsible.
Ensure the on going availability of materials of the right quality, at the optimal total cost, in line with the production requirement and stocking policy.
Coordinate the materials request planning and New materials approval process management.
Negotiate with external and internal suppliers.
Review monthly procurement performance.
Coordinate supply chain management, consignment management and inventory management.

THE PERSON:   The right candidate must:
Have strong academic qualifications (minimum degree level, MBA or CIPS will be an added advantage).
Have 8 -10 years work experience in Planning and Logistics.
Be dynamic and ambitious with sound technical background.
Possess project management skills.
Have good knowledge of all Ports operations.
Have good understanding of Banking operations and handling of Government Agencies
Have detailed knowledge of the production planning and purchasing process, together with an understanding of company’s portfolio of materials and suppliers.
Have a good knowledge of  the rules, regulations and practices pertaining to sourcing / importing / purchasing from source.
Be conversant with stock control techniques and issues.
Exhibit detailed knowledge of vendor management principles and practices.
Possess high negotiating power
Posses a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE, ONENESS.

Please note that only short listed candidates would be contacted.

CLOSING DATE: 06 Feb 2011