Procurement Sourcing Manager (Marketing) at British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco is a market leading, global organisation with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic future. Thanks to our people we have continued to deliver growth and exceed expectations in an increasingly complex and challenging marketplace.

Our aim is to become the leading tobacco company in each of our markets by providing excellent products with confidence and responsibility expected of global consumer brands.

Job Title: Procurement Sourcing Manager (Marketing)

Job number: 2063BR
Location/City: Lagos

Job purpose and key deliverables
Responsible for the execution of “Sourcing to Contract” specifically:

    Source to contract (sourcing plan, tender, negotiate and contract)
    Spend and compliance reporting
    Commercial risk management
BAT prides itself as a world-wide leader in Procurement. In order to maintain our continued drive for excellence and deliver our business objectives a new operating model for the procurement function was designed. Within this structure, the role of Sourcing Management plays an important part in the delivery of this vision, specifically delivery of benefit through the execution of the agreed category and sourcing strategy and through contract control.

Principal Accountabilities

    The development and execution of sourcing plans for marketing categories
    To ensure the end market category sourcing and contracts meet the business requirements through the execution of the strategic sourcing process.
    To apply global policies, standards and platforms including the agreed Sourcing Management methodology and approach and to deliver robust terms and conditions that manages BAT’s service delivery and commercial risk.
    To lead the process of sourcing execution to ensure delivery of the stakeholder requirements and targets
    To drive and facilitate “source to contract” for specific end market categories. This includes the resolution of any contracts related issues and includes one-off spend items.
    To ensure contracts are completed for all relevant agreements and that SLA’s (Service Level Agreements) have been agreed with the relevant business owner.
    To manage negotiation and supplier selection within the framework of any category strategies or sourcing strategies.
    To apply the agreed global policies, standards and platforms.
    Provide forecasts on prices and market changes as an input into planning where appropriate.
    To own marketing supply base management building strong internal and external business relationships to ensure the delivery of the category goals.
    To facilitate the creation of supplier SLA’s and performance check-points. Manage and resolve contractual performance issues and escalate where required.


    University degree level education or equivalent
    Experience of sourcing at a local level for a period of 2 years minimum.

Experience & Knowledge

    Thorough knowledge of supply market, supplier capabilities and competitor activity, and expected trends at a local level.
    Proven capability of applying supplier management techniques to ensure contracted benefits are delivered.
    Supplier and contract management experience.
    Detailed understanding of financial evaluation and interpretation of supplier’s records and their key cost and business drivers.
    Full understanding of the category total cost model, cost drivers and all factors needed to ensure a robust agreement for BAT (including specification and testing requirements).
    Understanding of the processes, timelines and constraints for the development and delivery of new products.
    Professional knowledge of procurement principals, including high order negotiation skills.
    Sound knowledge of corporate regulations and legislation to ensure the creation of effective group contracts.


    High level of commercial awareness.
    Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    Proven negotiation skills and influencing skills: able to influence business partners and suppliers as well as the ability to be assertive if required to ensure compliance to contract.
    Strong numerical ability.
    Ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships working across geographic boundaries.
    A focus on service delivery and savings.

CIPS Corporate Diploma in Purchasing and/or membership of
The Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply or equivalent country qualification or membership would be an advantage

Application Closing Date
7th August, 2013

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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