The engineering procurement lead will work closely with the Procurement Manager to develop and own the strategy for mini-grid compliant equipment and appliance category.
Within this role, the individual will be exploring vendor partnerships, ensuring category profitability, optimising pricing, and identifying means to improve the customer experience from the perspective of the vendor.
Develop and own the strategy for mini-grid compliant equipment and appliance category in collaboration with the Procurement Manager.
Work closely with the vendor management team to identify and establish vendor partnerships that meet the mini-grid equipment and appliance category requirements.
Lead the testing and evaluation of new mini-grid compliant equipment and appliances to ensure quality and compliance with industry standards.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and address customer pain points, improve the customer experience, and enhance customer satisfaction from the vendor’s perspective.
Analyze data to identify opportunities for process improvements and to monitor the performance of the mini-grid compliant equipment and appliance category.
Ensure category profitability by setting pricing strategies and implementing cost-reduction measures.
Conduct research to identify new equipment and appliance trends, technologies, and suppliers to stay up-to-date with the latest market developments.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including vendors, manufacturers, and internal teams, to ensure effective collaboration and communication.
Provide technical guidance and support to the vendor management team to ensure a high level of product knowledge and expertise.
Manage the project timelines and budgets associated with the mini-grid-compliant equipment and appliance category, and ensure that deliverables are completed on time
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.
2 – 3 years of experience in equipment and appliance category strategy development and vendor management.
Strong technical skills, including experience with product design, testing, and validation.
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to present technical information to non-technical stakeholders and build strong relationships with vendors.
Demonstrated ability to lead a team and drive results through collaboration
Proven experience in mini-grid technology and systems, including working knowledge of standards and regulations.
Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a vendor partnership strategy that drives category profitability and customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of project management principles, including experience developing project plans and managing timelines and budgets.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including experience using data to drive decisions and optimize pricing.
Proficiency in Google Suite Database management, and proven analytical and numeric skills.
Detailed knowledge of the agricultural value chain and actors, most especially the livestock, agronomy and agricultural equipment value chains.
Good understanding of the regional economies and geographies in Nigeria as well as their agricultural peculiarities.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application / CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org using the Job Position as the subject of the email.