Job Alert: Latest Job Opening at First Bank Nigeria

First Bank of Nigeria  is a Nigerian multinational bank and financial services company headquartered in Lagos. It is the biggest bank in Nigeria by total deposits and gross earnings.

It operates a network of over 750 business locations across Africa, the United Kingdom and representative offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing and Johannesburg set up to capture trade-related business between geographies.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Job Opening at First Bank Nigeria

Category Manager

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Lagos | Nigeria. 
  • Job Description:

    • To develop and implement a category management approach and strategy in line with the Bank’s Procurement Strategy.
    • To drive strategic category sourcing, procurement and internal stakeholder management activities in a bid to deliver total cost of ownership savings for procurement categories.
    • To ensure efficient implementation of the Bank’s expenditure budget (CAPEX and OPEX) for category related procurement.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Develop and implement category management strategies utilizing an end-to-end value chain approach to increase market competitiveness and sustain ongoing category improvements.
    • Maintain deep category expertise through understanding and application of industry developments, marketplace trends, emerging technology, new techniques, leading practices, and shared experiences.
    • Plan category related procurement activities for the financial year and periodically review category spend to identify and pursue strategic sourcing and demand management opportunities.
    • Ensure compliance to the Bank’s Procurement Policy for procurement categories and activities  
    • Develop and maintain a Category Sourcing Plan to coordinate sourcing and contract management activities
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to implement and monitor category sourcing and supply plan for the various categories to ensure appropriate alignment and customer satisfaction
    • Lead cross-functional sourcing teams during sourcing events and negotiations for applicable categories to ensure best value with regard to pricing and quality
    • Oversee execution of procurement purchases utilizing an end-to-end value chain approach
    • Drive development of sustainable partnerships with strategic suppliers for procurement related categories.
    • Active involvement in the contractor/vendor pre-qualification process for approved category related projects
    • Manage influence-able spend via demand management and flagging of maverick spend to ensure costs are managed properly under procurement related categories
    • Ensure adherence to defined parameters for quality assurance of goods/services received as well as the escalation route for complaints/rejection
    • Prepare and review periodic reports of trend analysis for category spend
    • Identify and drive implementation of procurement process improvements related to the category
    • Develop impact assessments and analyses based on internal market forecasts and internal requirements, external benchmarking studies and/or market trends including, but not limited to, future spend opportunities, category risks, and supplier sustainability
    • Conduct periodic appraisal of supplier performance to validate ability of suppliers to meet defined standards and rate suppliers accordingly
    • Develop and implement appropriate reporting and monitoring mechanisms that clearly highlight cost savings achieved by category/supplier
    • Support achievement of procurement performance objectives
    • Support in analysis and preparation of Executive Management reports and Board papers on procurement spend, cost savings and ongoing projects as required
    • Supervise and provide leadership direction for Category Specialists and Procurement Analysts
    • Undertake any other responsibilities as requested by the Head of Department, in accordance with the scope and responsibilities of the role
    • Comply with the principles and policies in the Information Security Hand book of the Bank.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Minimum Education:  A good First Degree in any discipline from a reputable institution.
    • Higher Degrees / Professional Certifications (an added advantage).


    • Minimum experience: 8 years relevant experience.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidate for “Job Opening at First Bank Nigeria” should click on THE LINK BELOW.

    Deadline: June 9, 2021

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