Career Opportunities at IHS Towers, November 22nd 2016

IHS Towers is the largest independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 2001, IHS provides services across the full tower value chain – colocation on owned towers, deployment and managed services.

Today IHS Towers has operations in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Rwanda. Following the recent acquisitions of MTN and Etisalat’s tower portfolios in Nigeria, IHS owns over 23,300 towers in Africa.

Job Title:  Procurement Analyst
Summary

  • The Procurement Analyst will provides procurement and analytical expertise, including research, cost modelling and analytical support services, to inform procurement and category management, decision-making and strategy.

Responsibilities

  • Working closely with other functions in an integrated team environment to develop procurement specifications and statements of work for a variety of complex goods and services.
  • Evaluate and refine Business Intelligence goals, business objectives, decision support needs, data and performance requirements to meet business objectives.
  • Analyze data elements and business rules applicable to the business requirements and offer options for moderately complex Business Intelligence information model solutions that satisfy the customer needs.
  • Prepare data for Business Intelligence solutions including identification of missing information, quality and lack of quality to the data owners. Perform moderate to complex transformation of metadata for use. Organize data for analysis appropriate for structured data.
  • Participate in assessment of current technology, evaluate use of technology and utilize standard methodologies. Choose best-fit Business Intelligence technology, methodology and visualizations given data and business requirement criteria. Recommend information delivery options and methodology. Establish best practices and guidelines.
  • Utilize programming and database queries to implement scalable and efficient query models. Iteratively execute Business Intelligence models and development. Perform analysis to identify and understand an issue or event. Investigation of evident issues through drill-down exploration and descriptive statistics. Improve productivity through automation and standardization.
  • Evaluate and validate quality of performance on completeness of Business Intelligence models and solutions. Troubleshoot and resolve quality and performance issues. Evaluate, validate and refine moderate to complex Business Intelligence solutions to meet business objectives.
  • Development of business cases Identification of profit enhancing opportunities, product segmentation, customer segmentation, maintenance and creation of value-based and statistical price models
  • Development of new metrics to identify trends, tracking and monitoring of pricing performance
  • Work closely with all functions of the business to provide insights and discover opportunities within various spend and business segments.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Technical bachelor’s degree and typically 7 or more years’ related work experience or a Master’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Competencies

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.
  • Experience with any of the following: SAP, Tableau, Vendavo, Teradata, SQL Server, SAS, R, AX 7 and Pricing Optimization methodologies are desirable.

Job Title:  Head of Procurement – Technical
Summary
The ‘Head of Procurement – Technical’ will lead a Procurement team that will design, develop and oversee implementation of the company-wide strategy for: Technical Procurement.
Responsibilities

  • To understand and communicate regional requirements to appropriate team members, and manage all requirements accordingly for the region.
  • Develop strategies in support of key projects and initiatives tailored to the category
  • Facilitate agreement with business partners and other stakeholders
  • Execute category and contracting strategies, monitor and manage progress to plan
  • Communicate key presentations to senior leadership (directors)
  • Communicate strategy, performance, risk and opportunities to stakeholders
  • Ensure key performance indicators are in place to manage performance across BUs
  • Identify risk and support mitigation plans
  • Assess current and potential supply base
  • Develop demand profile and identify niche support
  • Develop plans to manage capacity and capability
  • Develop negotiation strategies for strategic sourcing events
  • Develop supply chain capability to meet future business needs; and, ultimately,
  • Actively manage supply risk and performance;
  • Deliver defined value adding targets and measures;
  • Deliver defined savings targets;
  • Deliver effective Procurement solutions across the Business in line with the Group’s business targets and objectives;
  • Develop contracting strategies

Qualifications & Experience:

  • First Degree, Certified Purchaser (CIPS) preferred and Master’s Degree will be advantageous.
  • Bachelor’s degree and typically 15 or more years’ related work experience or a Master’s degree with typically 12 or more years’ related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Competencies

  • Advanced Problem Solving and numerate analytical skills.
  • Excellent literacy skills.
  • Strong IT skills (MS Office, ERP, Data Analysis).
  • Strong influencing skills at senior levels to influence acceptance of new ways of working and building strategic awareness.
  • Stakeholder relationships: building trust and fostering collaboration; excellent team management and interpersonal people skills are essential.
  • Communicating effectively: strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strategic thinking complimented by excellent organisational and Project Management skills.
  • Ability to negotiate commercial and contractual terms at the highest levels with suppliers.

Job Title:   Senior Supplier Program Management Specialist
Summary
The Supplier Program Management Specialist (SPM) would be responsible for management and oversight of major supplier activities. Working closely with the technical project teams, procurement, operations and other supporting functions to ensure successful integration and support of proposal efforts, contract execution and supplier management initiatives.
Responsibilities

  • Working closely with other functions in an integrated team environment to develop procurement specifications and statements of work for a variety of complex goods and services.
  • Performs stakeholder needs analysis, technical measure definition, and requirements analysis, allocation and definition.
  • Uses structured requirements processes to ensure requirements are clear, unambiguous verifiable and affordable.
  • Develops and implements processes for other business units and functions when appropriate.
  • Performs cost vs. requirements trade studies, cost driver analysis, and analysis of supplier cost proposals using parametric cost modelling techniques.
  • Assists with analyses to evaluates customer/operational needs to define technical performance requirements.
  • Supporting leadership related to Supplier Management strategy and resolves issues. Identify risks and develop mitigation strategies that support successful execution of the procurement packages.
  • Conducts oversight and management of strategies, performance and development of large-scale products and services.
  • Manages technical, business, product delivery, quality and in-service aspects of supplier/subcontractor relationships and performance.
  • Establishes operating plan to monitor performance to plan.
  • Identifies and manages all aspects of supplier statement of work, contractual commitments and performance to support company procurement strategies and contractual compliance and establishes operating plan.
  • Provides technical and business guidance to critical suppliers and projects.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Technical bachelor’s degree and typically 14 or more years’ related work experience or a Master’s degree with typically 12 or more years’ or a PhD degree with typically 9 or more years’ related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Competencies

  • Applies advanced job principles, theories, and concepts. Contributes to the development of new principles and concepts as well as advanced job practices, techniques, and standards.
  • Recognized as a job expert within the company.
  • Initiates assignments and determines and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. Work is checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than formal review by a superior.
  • Excellent communication skills in oral and written formats
  • Experience in contract structure, interpretation and negotiation.

Job Title:  Senior Manager -Supply Chain Functional Excellence
Summary
The Senior Manager for our Supply Chain Functional Excellence department would be responsible for a team of subject matter experts delivering Business Intelligence, Analysis, Contract Risk, Compliance & Audit, Supplier Programme Managers, Supplier Requirements Engineering, Supplier Quality and Supply Chain Risk.
Responsibilities

  • Working closely with other functions in an integrated team environment to develop procurement specifications and statements of work for a variety of complex goods and services.
  • Leadership of a group of experts deployed to develop procurement contract structures for a variety of complex goods and services.
  • Owns the development, training and implementation of policies, procedures and processes for the supply chain function.
  • Provide contract risk and compliance oversight to the procurement department.
  • Leadership oversight of Supplier Management strategy development. Identify risks and develop mitigation strategies that support successful execution of the projects.
  • Leadership oversight and management of procurement process, subcontract and supply chain audits as required.
  • Leadership of a group of experts to support to complex subcontract negotiations and produce playbooks/training materials for procurement teams.
  • Establishes operating plan for procurement risk and compliance assessment activities and performs to plan.
  • Leadership interface between procurement and legal department on subcontract strategies and subcontract risk management.
  • Leadership of expert support to assessments and the development of recovery plans, corrective and preventative actions related to subcontract claims and disputes.
  • Reporting of functional level commercial risks and implications to project managers, regional managers, and senior executives
  • Lead the evaluate and refinement of Business Intelligence goals, business objectives, decision support needs, data and performance requirements to meet business objectives
  • Leadership and influence with other functions in an integrated team environment to drive the need to develop procurement specifications and statements of work for a variety of complex goods and services.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and typically 15 or more years’ related work experience or a Master’s degree with typically 12 or more years’ related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Competencies

  • Strong influencing skills at senior levels to influence acceptance of new ways of working and building strategic awareness.
  • Stakeholder relationships: building trust and fostering collaboration; excellent team management and interpersonal people skills are essential.
  • Communicating effectively: strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strategic thinking complimented by excellent organisational and Project Management skills.
  • Ability to negotiate commercial and contractual terms at the highest levels with suppliers.
  • Advanced problem solving and continuous improvement techniques.

How to Apply
If you would like to apply for this role, please send your CV and Cover letter to [email protected] indicating in the subject the name and location of the role.

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