Specialist Contractor at MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria is recruiting to fill the position below;Specialist Contractor at MTN Nigeria

Job Title: Specialist Contractor
Location: Lagos
Department: Supplier Quality Assurance

Job Descriptions   
  • Specialist sourcing is part of the Sourcing department at the Opco and would support the contracting process. This process covers activities related to development and management of Contract Standards, end to end pre and post contract evaluation and management of procurement agreements.  These processes would involve interactions with SCM Centers of Excellence (CoE).
  • Specialist, Contract would support the Manager, Sourcing and would be involved in the following sub-functions:
  • Supplier registration and qualification
  • Sourcing master data maintenance
  • Category needs and spend analysis
  • Development of Master Services Agreements and Local Country Contracts for GFA’s
  • Extract value from what we already have by focusing on optimizing processes within the Unit/Department in line with the value creation philosophy.  This includes individual contributions and recommendations to improve existing business project/initiative.
  • Drive Innovation by identifying and taking advantage of new business opportunities, e.g., by stimulating and encouraging new business opportunities, launch of products, product/process innovation, business model innovation etc.
  • Maintain leadership in the ICT/Digital industry by partnering with MTNN’s Partners to improve their processes which in turn will improve the efficiency of MTNN’s operations.
  • Enhance/expand MTN’s role in the larger national macro environment by participating in CSR projects and/or NGO’s, involvement in recognized professional institutions, participating in think-tank activities etc.
  • Sustain the right organisational culture and behaviors by demonstrating the vital behaviours every time.
  • Prepares and administers routine correspondence, negotiation memoranda, and contract documentation to ensure timely and coordinated submittal. Reviews solicitations and prepares routine response for proposals, bids, and contract modifications. May also prepare simple requests for proposals.
  • Analyzes contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, corporate policies and business unit procedure.
  • Drafts and negotiates simple contractual instruments commensurate with skills and grade level.
  • Manage and process renewals for maintenance, support, subscriptions, etc. including assurance that the renewals comply with the applicable contract and completing any required purchasing documents.
  • Prepares, organizes and maintains contract records and files documenting contract performance and compliance. May conduct research to support contract audit and or facilitate business unit contracting trends.
  • Performs contract closeout activities. Communicates contract policy and practice to internal business teams. Ensures contract review, approval and execution in accordance with corporate and/or business unit guidelines.
  • Communicates contract policy and practice to internal business teams. Ensures contract review, approval and execution in accordance with corporate and/or business unit guidelines.
  • Maintain professional business relationships with internal contract stakeholders, other contracting support teams within the company (e.g Legal, Finance, Procurement), and external product and service vendors.
  • Responds to alerts from the contract administration dashboard and resolves problems to ensure the overall health of the contract portfolio. Ensures linkages to data on spending, risk, and budget for real-time and predictive analytics are accurate and timely.
  • Maintains working knowledge of the principles and practices of the company's chosen markets. Maintains basic knowledge of trends in contract administration best practices relevant to company's operations
  • Create/ maintain pre-qualification questionnaires/ Request for Information (RFI) / surveys / Request for Proposal (RFP) / Request for Quotation (RFQ)/ auctions
  • Ensure execution of day to day operations at the Opco and resolve operational issues
  • Improve productivity and quality through leading practice initiatives
  • Participate and provide inputs in project status meetings
  • Propose operational changes and provide associated user impact assessment
  • Participate and provide inputs in operational meetings
  • Set up and manage adhoc meetings for day to day operational requirements
  • Liaise with supplier to obtain / update relevant information for supplier registration / qualification and management
  • Act as a first point of contact with supplier for sourcing and supplier management related information/  queries
  • Identify potential sensitive issues and escalate it to the appropriate level
  • Provide assistance in managing supplier compliance and profile audit and assessing supplier risk
Job Condition
  • Normal MTNN working conditions
  • May be required to work extended hours
  • Open plan office
Experience & Training
  • First degree in Supply Chain Management or any related discipline
  • Fluent in English
  • CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an area of specialisation; with experience working with others
  • Experience working in a medium  organization
  • Any training specific to Supply Chain Management will be an added advantage
Minimum qualification
  • BA, BEd, BEng, BSc, BTech, HND or LLB
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Deadline Date
9th December, 2016.

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