Procurement Manager at Babban Gona

Procurement Manager at Babban Gona

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage Babban Gona’s sourcing capabilities and supply chain
  • Direct purchasing agents and buyers throughout the process of evaluating suppliers, conducting interviews with vendors, negotiating supplier agreements and managing supplier and vendor contracts.
  • Develop procurement strategies that are inventive and cost-effective.
  • Sourcing and engaging reliable suppliers and vendors.
  • Negotiate with suppliers and vendors to secure advantageous terms.
  • Review existing contracts with suppliers and vendors to ensure ongoing feasibility.
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Approve purchase orders and organizing and confirm delivery of goods and services.
  • Perform risk assessments on potential contracts and agreements.
  • Control the procurement budget and promote a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.
  • Oversee and manage the IT systems that track shipments, inventory, and the supply of goods.
  • Prepare procurement reports.
  • Manage domestic and international shipments for both Inbound and Outbound Carriers, to the highest degree of cost effectiveness and reliability.
  • Lead a skilled team to ensure standards of purchase are met – in line with business expectations — effectively assigning projects and monitoring  progress of the team.
  • Builds, develops, measures and coaches members of the team to develop valuable skills and behaviors to enhance performance. Sets staff goals and objectives and reviews staff semi-annually and annually against individual plans. Develops and executes strategies to meet the training needs and succession plan for team.
  • Update procurement standard operating procedure in compliance with all State and Federal laws, executive orders and guidelines.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders within the team to ensure
  • Lead continuous Improvement Initiatives to Improve procurement and logistics processes.
  • Promotes teamwork and communication to encourage a  collaborative and customer-centric work environment among internal and external customers.
  • Ensure consistent and accurate management reports and analysis – highlighting relevant trends are available and maintained – to enhance data-driven decision-making within the team.
  • Performs other duties and special projects, as assigned.

Reporting Line:

  • This position reports to Head, Partnerships.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Banking, Business or Economics (Master’s degree in Finance, Supply Chain Management and/or MBA preferred)
  • Profound know-how in Supply Chain, Procurment, Logistics, and Compliance
  • Leadership experience in Procurement and Logistics, coupled with excellent negotiation skills.
  • Ability to analyze information and make quick decisions which is helpful for choosing suppliers, managing costs and choosing quality merchandise.
  • Proven experience managing supply chain operations.
  • Experience using supply chain management software and tools.
  • In-depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts, invoicing, and negotiation terms.
  • Multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Excellent communication skills: Fluent oral and written English.
  • Ability to relate with people from different backgrounds
  • Well informed on the Nigerian Agri-business environment

Start Up Environment:

  • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

Unlocking Potential of Team Members:

  • Extensive experience and passion for coaching/ mentoring a team.

Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

  • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.


  • Competitive salary
  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Performance Bonus
  • Annual paid vacation
  • Group Life Insurance.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Babban Gona on to apply

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