Senior Manager, Energy Procurement

  • Full-time
  • Location: Nigeria - Lagos
  • Employee Type: Permanent
  • Department: Procurement

Company Description

IHS Towers is one of the largest independent owners, operators, and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world by tower count and is the only towerco solely focused on emerging markets. The Company has more than 40,000 towers across its 11 markets, including Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kuwait, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa, and Zambia. For more information, please visit: www.ihstowers.com 

Job Description

Energy Procurement Management:

  • Oversee all procurement activities related to energy, ensuring cost-effectiveness and reliability.
  • Lead and drive high-priority strategic sourcing projects and innovation initiatives in the energy procurement area.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with energy suppliers and service providers.
  • Lead negotiations and contract management for energy procurement agreements.

Technical Expertise:

  • Possess in-depth knowledge of various energy systems, chemicals, and related technologies.
  • Analyze the technical intricacies, advantages, and disadvantages of different energy solutions.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and innovations in renewable energy and energy procurement.

Business Case Development:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to create compelling energy business cases.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and cost-benefit analyses to support decision-making.

     Tender Process Management:

  • Manage the end-to-end tender processes for energy procurement, ensuring compliance and efficiency.
  • Evaluate supplier proposals and recommend selections based on technical and financial criteria.

Contract Governance:

  • Oversee the contract lifecycle, ensuring adherence to terms, conditions, and performance standards.
  • Mitigate risks associated with energy procurement contracts.

Category Management and Strategy:

  • Understand and analyze IHS spend and supply market dynamics.
  • Develop category profiles, plans, and sourcing strategies.
  • Manage demand and specifications in collaboration with internal stakeholders.
  • Align category strategies and procurement plans to manage stakeholder expectations.
  • Provide overall functional leadership across the assigned category.

Team Leadership and Development:

 

  • Manage and mentor a team of procurement professionals, providing guidance and support.
  • Train and coach team members on category management, sourcing processes, methodology, and tools.
  • Drive compliance and ensure application of the company's policies and processes.

Performance Measurement and Reporting:

 

  • Measure and report on procurement category progress and performance.
  • Develop effective sourcing strategies and tactics for the category in scope.
  • Implement best-in-class contracts and supply agreements.
  • Deliver savings and internal efficiencies to the business.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Renewable Energy, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering is required. A master's degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience in energy procurement, contract management, and project management.
  • Strong technical knowledge of renewable energy systems and chemicals.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and stakeholder management skills.
  • Analytical mindset with a focus on data-driven decision-making.
  • Knowledge of energy market dynamics and regulations is preferred.
  • Certification in procurement (e.g., CIPS) is a plus.
  • Polygraph and psychometric a prerequisite

Additional Information

Organizational Competencies

Customer Focus - People demonstrating this competency understand & exceed our customers’ needs. They develop trusted, reliable & collaborative relationships. They are consistently operating to the highest standards of service & delivery.

Innovation - People demonstrating this competency constantly seek new & improved ways to deliver our products & services. They champion engineering & skills development and work to create a collaborative and supportive operating environment.

Integrity - People demonstrating this competency are open & honest in everything they do. They support financially & environmentally sustainable growth. They make socially responsible decisions and treat their stakeholders with respect.

Be Bold - People demonstrating this competency are thorough in analyses & decision-making. They are courageous in expanding existing markets & developing new ones. They confidently pursue appropriate financial returns and are forward-thinking and ambitious.

Sustainability- People demonstrating this competency are constantly seeking to create a positive impact in the communities we serve.

 

Our Vision

IHS is committed to improving the quality and availability of telecommunications infrastructure, the lifeline for an increasingly connected world. We are dedicated to helping create a sustainable future for the communities in which we operate, and our sustainable strategy is structured around four pillars: ethics and governance, environment and climate change, education and economic growth, and our people and communities.

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