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Central & West Africa Area Procurement Manager


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Logistics & Shipping, Management, Purchasing-Procurement

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Full time





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DAMCO is one of the world’s leading providers of freight forwarding and supply chain management services. For more than 100 years, we have been providing our customers with transportation and logistics solutions that support the way they want to do business, wherever they are in the world. 
As the area procurement manager you will manage the supply of goods and services from external suppliers to ensure business continuity and growth, and to realize cost effectiveness by creating the for our customers and Damco most favorable and competitive business conditions in terms of service, quality, cost efficiency, innovation, professionalism and business focus.
The role can be based out of any countries in our central and west Africa area and oversee the business activities in the Area comprising of the following countries: Senegal, Ghana, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ivory Coast, Cameroun, Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Niger. 
We Offer
At DAMCO, we believe that a long-term successful career happens when there is a match between what you are passionate about, what you are good at and what is needed by our business. 
A successful career will include a variety of experiences that stretch you, bring you out of your comfort zone and offer you an opportunity to learn and grow in ways that also build our business.
Key Responsibilities
• Managing area procurement activities and procurement / allocation specialist with driving change and improvement within DAMCO CWAF procurement community
• Preparation and execution of the annual procurement plan for the business in sourcing 
• Definition, implementation and execution of the supplier management approach
• Management of contracts (contracting, administrating and monitoring)
• Recommendation and execution of cost/service improvements
• Mitigation of critical supply situations, collection and analysis of procurement business intelligence
• Managing your team to develop pricing for custom solutions. 
• Quarterly supplier reviews and lead renegotiations
Procurement Planning:
• You will design and deliver the development and execution of the annual procurement plan by:
• Reviewing country, corridor, and product level supplier performance
• Develop procurement initiatives related to sourcing and functional improvements
• Gathering and analyzing procurement business intelligence (know the market)
Strategic Procurement:
• Lead the area for development, execution and optimization of:
o Sourcing and fulfilment strategies 
o Supplier management
o Contract management
o Procurement risks and performance management 
o Gathering and analyzing of business intelligence
Tactical Procurement:
• For the assigned projects / business areas, manage and control:
• The procurement process from selection of potential suppliers up to the contract finalization and supplier on-boarding
• The contractual agreements through measuring performance quality and gathering stakeholders’ feedback
• Cost improvement programs
• Procurements risks related to continuity of supply, pricing, commitments, quality of product & service, health & safety, contractual liabilities etc… 
Who we are looking for
• 5-7 years’ of procurement experience
• Supply chain and logistics industry experience (operational knowledge)
• Experience with change and transformation in large organizations is considered a plus
• Knowledge of and experience with analyzing business needs and supply markets 
• Understanding of supplier management (supplier selection/evaluation and contract design)
• Strong commercial awareness 
• Familiar with procurement approaches, techniques and tools
• Good communication skills combined with strong analytical and conceptual acumen
• A dynamic, action oriented and result driven person with the ability to achieve results through people
• Fluency in verbal and written English is mandatory; Fluency in local language is a plus
> Last application date: 27 November 2017.
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damco.com Damco is one of the world's leading third party logistics providers specialising in customised freightforwarding and supply chain solutions. The company has about 11,000 employees working in more than 300 offices around the world and a global presence in about 100 countries. Damco is part of the Maersk Group. More information about Damco can be found on www.damco.com.
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