Purchase Manager – Telecom Devices/ Equipment
Datamatics Staffing Services Limited
Lagos, Nigeria
8h ago

Desired Profile

The incumbent is desired from FTTx environment, should have worked in Telecom Company Mobile / ISP in 4G LTE. The client is looking for someone who is dealing with telecom device vendors currently in a significant manner.

This is one of the biggest procurement activity for them. He must have experience in developing device vendors ( Modems / MiFis’ )

In the past jobs, he should have handled procurement of telecom equipment + other procurement + knowledge of required import regulations

High levels of integrity and ethics pertaining to purchasing activity

Should have the ability to work in challenging environment and possess the Can Do attitude.


This is a standalone role where the candidate will be responsible for implementing and refining company’s purchasing strategy.

He will develop new vendors and improve working relationships with suppliers, lead contract negotiations.

This is an extremely varied role covering all spend areas. The successful candidate must have a proven track record in a similar purchasing role with a telecom company and be able to demonstrate first class negotiating skills

The incumbent should have worked in a Telecom company Mobile / ISP in 4G LTE and FTTx environment.

Experience in identifying / developing vendors for purchase of devices- Modems (MIFi, CPE, ONT), Mobile phones is a must.

Must have experience in negotiating supply contracts with

Telecom equipment vendors

Infra service providers like Tower Cos, international / national OFC bandwidth providers

SIM vendors

Establish and implement robust company-wide purchasing procedures

Develop and implement clear supplier KPIs

Review purchase requests and ensure approval is in place for large spend items before discussions and negotiations commence

Ensure formal contract and tendering process are in place to meet company and legal requirements

Proactively seek out opportunities for the business to make immediate and long-term cost savings

Develop a reliable base of suppliers who provide good value, competitive pricing and good post sales service and support

Review current supplier arrangements and take responsibility for identifying opportunities to consolidate or renegotiate terms

Liaise with suppliers to understand market conditions and any potential impact these might have on pricing

Ensure prices negotiated with suppliers are consistent and competitive

Manage internal purchasing process and the placing of orders with external suppliers where appropriate

Work closely with internal customers on all matters relating to new and existing contracts

Work closely with the CFO to ensure that cost initiative projects are completed and reviewed on a regular basis.

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