Head of Procurement - West Coast
Air Liquide
6d ago
source : BetaJob

Location : Nigeria

Contract Type : Regular

Entity and Activity Description

Air Liquide aims to deliver innovative gas solutions and technologies to a wide range of customers, driving their performance and helping them reduce their environmental impact.

Everywhere, we always make sure that our solutions are safe, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable.

Nigeria is a key market for Air Liquide’s operations and development in the african continent.

Air Liquide started its business in Nigeria over 50 years ago and employs more than 85 people today. Air Liquide, with its range of activities (industrial and medical gases, welding, hygiene) supplies to the oil & gas, mining, automotive and fabrication, food and pharma markets, and also healthcare

Mission & Role :

The Head of Procurement for the sub area Central Africa Area (Ghana , Nigeria , Togo, Benin) will be responsible for the procurement activities for this area.

You will work with the various local sourcing specialist to ensure that the sourcing needs and requirements of the local / sub-region are met.

The AMEI Hub procurement CoE will provide support with regards to Compliance, process & tools and business data analytics.


Lead the Procurement for the country / entities overseeing all activities related to Large Industries, Industrial Merchant, Electronics, Vitalaire and Healthcare.

Lead and manage the Procurement Management activities for the geography and is accountable for the overall performance of the procurement team(s), including aspects related to inventory management.

Develop and maintain working relationships with business stakeholders, providing a key point of contact, routinely assessing stakeholder satisfaction and developing improvement opportunities.

Lead the delivery of delegated category sourcing (Area and local), post-award supplier integration, market intelligence and analytical support to the supply market segment sourcing teams, ensuring these activities take place in accordance with Air Liquide's policies and processes, defined governance and delegations of authority.

Support and promotes decisions taken by the HUB Procurement team members, including Category Managers, as well as those taken by the Sourcing Specialists in their geography, and provides necessary insights to influence centrally-led and local strategy

Holds a pivotal role between HUB procurement central team, Country / Cluster business leaders & local procurement teams, integrating various inputs & perspectives to build a common vision leading to aligned execution

Contributes to the definition of Hub Procurement strategy and actions, ensuring adequate response to the needs of the operations in the Country

Coordinates the procurement workforce located within the cluster in strong collaboration with Hub procurement management

Acts as the ultimate Procurement escalation point for the Business at local level

Experience :

8+ years in procurement related experience

3+ years leading procurement activities

Qualifications :

Bachelors Degree in Business / Finance / Economics

Key Competencies :

Category & Sourcing Strategy

Supplier Selection, Qualification & Relationship

Negotiations & Contract Knowledge

Performance & Process Management

Team Leadership

Strong Result Orientation

Strong commercial outlook and an entrepreneurial approach

Ability to make cost-quality trade off and challenge the status quo

Ability to drive data-driven decision making

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