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Procurement Manager
Job Type: Full-Time , open to relocation


From 0 to 2002
Federal University of Technology Owerri
No added languages


Contract and Procurement Manager (reports to Chief Financial Officer/Head Shared Services
MRS Holdings Limited (Oil & Gas)
April 2010 - Present Day (7 years 4 months)

Head of centralized procurement department responsible for all day to day procurement and acquisition of goods and services for the group which comprises five legal entities.

  • Implemented Centralized Procurement System, category buying and strategic sourcing initiatives in MRS Group Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Cameroun and Senegal and generated $63.5M in annual savings.
  • • Reduced average invoice backlog by 20 days through transforming the procure-to-pay process
  • Increased the procurement team’s productivity by over 30% through process improvement.
  • Streamlined departmental processes and procedures to determine staffing levels. Instituted metrics to document cost savings, purchase requisition turnaround and number of Purchase orders issued
  • SAP Super User - participated and contributed to MRS ONE: SAP Business Blueprinting Project.
  • Effectively managed MRS Group Tank farm reconstruction project achieving saving of $7.2 Million
Strategic Sourcing Officer/Team Lead (reported to GM Procurement)
MTN Nigeria Communications Limited
January 2002 - April 2010 (8 years 4 months)

Led the team of 8 buyers in strategic sourcing for the procurement of capital and non-capital items including telecoms, core-network, hardware, multimedia; negotiating contract agreements - prices, delivery and payment terms: ensuring adherence to company procedures, financial authorities and budget constraints

Negotiated major contract agreement with MTNN Tier 1 suppliers driving an annual savings of $32.7M

  • Participated actively in formulating MTN Nigeria policies and procedures for centralized procurement
  • Sustained and developed a robust and responsive supply base that provides the needs of the business requirement
  • Acted as Procurement Manager whenever required, approving budget spend internally and external POs of between 2 million dollars and above
  • Consistently achieved a minimum of 10% cost savings for the company by buying right through material research and negotiation.
  • Participated and contributed constructively in the MTN Nigeria weekly roll out implementation reviews for effective project monitoring and reporting
  • Participated in knowledge-based activity concerned with the total cost of ownership rather than the price paid per item with the optional mix of relationships to provide competitive advantage.