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

Education

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

Experience

Contract and Procurement Manager (reports to Chief Financial Officer/Head Shared Services
MRS Holdings Limited (Oil & Gas)
April 2010 - Present Day (6 years 11 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.