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Group Commodity Manager

Publiée le 22.10.2021


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Industrie, production, fabrication, autres
Métallurgie, sidérurgie
Chimie, pétrochimie, matières premières
Electricité, eau, gaz, nucléaire, énergie
Equipements mécaniques, machines
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Poste proposé : Group Commodity Manager


Reporting to Head of Supply Chain, you will work with end‐users and relevant functional departments to develop specifications, statements of work, performance metrics, tender documentation, drafting and implementation of appropriate contract. You will coordinate with the internal procurement team to deliver best value solutions for the project, manage the tender/supplier selection/contract award and implement process ensuring effective communication is maintained throughout.



Category Manager duties and responsibilities

  • Research and analyse data and market insights
  • Calculate Forecast Purchase Price Variance (PPV); research and analyse market data on key commodities
  • Search for insights into consumer needs
  • Calculate forecasts for product demand trends
  • Assist with upfront scope development, demand planning, market assessments, end to end tender process
  • Handle tender management and evaluation, contract negotiation and change management transition plans
  • Plan and implement long‐term development strategies for product categories
  • Recommend and implement phase out strategies for slow mover products
  • Build and maintain long‐term relationships with vendors
  • Manage and track allocated budget
  • Participate in the selection, development, and assessment of a supply base.


Commercial Relationship Management

  • Interface with key users, ensure effective visibility of the contracting strategy, and build strong working relationships with internal clients to meet operational and financial targets
  • Interface with corporate and mine site‐based operations teams to establish category management requirements from planning to execution
  • Execute the supplier relationship management process including but not limited to tracking performance metrics, supplier safety record, fluctuating cost drivers and customer satisfaction
  • Ensure timely and professional service to end users in preparation for evaluation of commercial submissions received in an RFx
  • Develop and execute defendable negotiation strategies and award recommendations to mine site and executive management ensuring the optimal price, terms, scope, execution, and supplier performance
  • Work alongside the legal department to support, prepare and negotiate contractual terms and conditions.


Key Responsibilities include

  • To manage tendering, contracts and negotiation strategy, in line with Procurement Plans
  • Achieve strong, collaborative, and sustainable relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers
  • Work with end‐users and relevant functional departments to develop specifications, statements of work, performance metrics, tender documentation and drafting appropriate contract terms & conditions
  • Co‐ordinate with internal procurement team to deliver best value solutions for Business Unit
  • Manage the tender/supplier selection/contract award and implementation process ensuring effective communication is maintained throughout
  • Create added value (performance & savings) annual activity plans that support the attainment of business objectives
  • Ensure that department and individual performance targets are achieved through the maintenance of progress reports
  • Populate all Procurement databases and information registers, ensuring that key information is maintained and kept up to date at all times
  • Plan regular review meetings with end‐users, stakeholders, and suppliers, ensuring that these take place as planned
  • Demonstrate positive, proactive, customer‐focused, and professional behaviours always
  • Other purchasing duties as deemed necessary by the VP Supply Chain or representative.


 Safety Management

  • Demonstrate personal commitment in regard to safety and environmental and Social Responsibility practices
  • Ensure every person within the team is fit for work
  • Ensure that agreed procedures, safeguards and controls are applied and used
  • Ensure all activities are conducted safely and in accordance with Company standards and procedures
  • Ensure hazard management plans are observed
  • Keep statutory and internal reporting as required.

  The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Profil recherché pour le poste : Group Commodity Manager


III - Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • Master’s in Business administration, Finance, Engineering, or appropriate discipline.


Relevant Experienece & Skills

  • 5 to 7 years of Strategic Sourcing Experience
  • Minimum 5‐year experience as category manager preferably in mining industry, Construction or Heavy Plant related
  • Hands on experience with analyzing big data and making forecasts
  • Experience developing, standardized processes and systems for a new group function
  • Training, mentoring and coaching site Buyers
  • Analytical and critical thinker
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders across a variety of levels within an organisation and experience of working effectively in a senior management team environment
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation and build effective relationships and networks
  • French / English language skills is a must
  • Experience of working effectively in a senior management team environment
  • Experience working in multicultural environment, preferably in West Africa
  • Demonstrate strong conceptual skills and be capable of developing lateral and practical solutions
  • Ability to respond to a changing work environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and ability to lead cross function teams and obtain buy‐in.


                    Please send your CV and application letter.

                    Specify in the subject line’’ Group Commodity Manager’’.

                    Deadline:  October 20, 2021.

Critères de l'annonce pour le poste : Group Commodity Manager
Métier :
Gestion, comptabilité, finance
Management, direction générale
Marketing, communication
Secteur d´activité :
Chimie, pétrochimie, matières premières
Industrie, production, fabrication, autres
Métallurgie, sidérurgie
Type de contrat :
Région :
Ville : Abidjan
Niveau d'expérience :
Expérience entre 5 ans et 10 ans
Niveau d'études :
Bac+5 et plus
Langues exigées :
anglaisbon niveau
françaisbon niveau
Nombre de poste(s) : 1

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