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Sourcing for all types of local packaging materials for PFB (Packaged Foods Business) categories

Company Description

Our client is leading multinational food producing fmcg company. looking to hire a procurement manager with experience procuring packaging raw materials.

Job Description

  • Sourcing for all types of local packaging materials for PFB (Packaged Foods Business) categories in Nigeria.
  • Regular suppliers engagement on price discussions and ensuring competitive prices for packaging materials in line with market conditions, driving packaging materials changes for DTV and NPD projects with close supplier management, end-to-end execution of RFP process etc. Procurement manager
  • Broadening supplier base by developing alternate cost competitive and reliable suppliers.
  • Multiple stakeholders management and working with cross functional teams for faster responsiveness.
  • Regular supplier engagement on price discussions and ensuring competitive prices. Procurement manager
  • Manage material planning and support in operational (direct) procurement of all raw and packaging materials in the PFB category. Procurement manager
  • Efficiently drive material planning and scheduling processes and ensure material supply meets production demand at a stock norm level while optimizing costs and production capacity.
  • Establish and maintain stock levels and ensure material availability for daily production requirements.
  • Collaborate and drive efficient cost-saving localisation processes of raw and packaging materials to ensure cost-saving plans are actualized and purchasing strategies maximized.
  • Effectively manage SAP material planning master data for PFB category SKUs
  • Collaborate with brand and Country Category business teams to analyse the readiness of new product launches or product renovation in terms of cost and supply
  • Champion material management and reduction of business wastes/obsolete raw and packaging materials through conceptualised rundown processes and inventory management strategies.
  • Collaborate with other category planners and stakeholders in achieving baseline Inventory and business targets.
  • Ability to reduce hidden business wastes (Demurrages and Expedited Airfreights, etc)
  • Help in delivering of proper SKUs with an effective and efficient planning process.
  • Collaborate with Business Leaders to ensure effective planning for materials.
  • Attend to other business needs as may be required and assigned. Job


  •  Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agribusiness, supply chain management, or a related field. A Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience in packaging raw matererials procurement, preferably in a trading or procurement role. (This is a must)
  • In-depth knowledge of agricultural commodities markets, including price drivers, trading patterns, and supply chain dynamics.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a data-driven approach to decision-making.
  • Familiarity with quality control standards, regulatory requirements, and sustainability practices in the agricultural industry.
  • Proficient in using procurement software and tools, as well as MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in procurement documentation and contract management.
  • Knowledge of international trade regulations and experience in global sourcing is desirable.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.


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