Vacancy in Lagos at Nigerian Bottling Company Limited

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited is one of the biggest companies in the non-alcoholic beverage industry in the country and is the sole franchise bottler of The Coca-Cola Company in Nigeria.

Our company serves approximately 160 million people by producing and distributing a unique portfolio of quality brands, bringing passion to marketplace implementation, and demonstrating leadership in corporate social responsibility.

Nigerian Bottling Company is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Buyer

Job Reference: SB/08/2016
Location: Lagos
Department: Procurement
Job Details

  • The Senior Buyer reports to Indirect Spend Procurement Manager (ISPM).

Purpose of the Job

  • Lead and execute sourcing of Facility Management, Production Equipment and or Professional services spend category in the country.
  • Indirectly reports to and supports Strategic Procurement Manager & Strategic Procurement Support Manager for the strategic sourcing of the specific category.
  • Ultimately responsible for optimizing service levels provided to internal customers for the specific category in the country, in alignment with the Indirect Spend Procurement Manager of each country.

Key Job Responsibilities  

  • Analyze spot buys and take actions to reduce in the future.
  • Execute spot buys for the category in the country.
  • Execute strategic sourcing tasks for the category in the country.
  • Support Strategic Procurement Manager to track savings value creation in relation to country BP.
  • Support Strategic Procurement Manager & Strategic Procurement Support Manager in executing strategic sourcing for the category.
  • Support Strategic Procurement Manager, Strategic Procurement Support Manager and Country Procurement Manager to integrate procurement indirect category savings in country BP.
  • Contribute to manage knowledge of category.
  • Build supplier relationships that generate value for both Hellenic and the supplier over time for local categories in alignment with SPM & SPSM.
  • Monitor SLA’s and KBI’s for assigned categories to country stakeholders.
  • Follow-up on claim management process.
  • Manage internal customer relationships for local categories in alignment with Spend Procurement Managers, SPM & SPSM.
  • Support the introduction of new processes and systems.
  • Ensure CSR strategy implementation in alignment with the predefined standards and guidelines. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Check invoice accuracy and completeness.
  • Introduce new suppliers.
  • Maintain master data, including Purchase Info Record and catalogues.
  • Manage contract expiration and maintain contract.
  • Measure and improve contract utilization.
  • Perform local communication on new contracts.
  • Upload scanned contract in the system, update master data, and enable contract.

Desired Candidate Profile  

  • University Degree (Business Administration, Finance, Engineering, Legal or similar)
  • Knowledge in the category or in procurement (CIPS certification is a requirement for the role)
  • Masters degree or MBA will be of added advantage


  • High level CAPEX purchase experience is an asset.
  • Working experience in a cross cultural environment and in a matrix organization preferable
  • At least 3 years of experience in SAP, other ERP system with focus on Purchasing
  • Knowledge of E-Sourcing/E-bidding is an added advantage
  • At least 5-6 years of experience working for an industry related to the category, or in procurement,logistics,MRO( Maintenance,Repairs and Operatons) and Facility Management.
  • Successful track record and development potential


  • Time management skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Peer Relationships
  • Managing Diversity
  • Good Presentation Sills
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Drive for Results

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  26th August, 2016. 

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