Sourcing Analyst and Cost Controller

ApplyPrint Preview
Sourcing Analyst and Cost Controller
LagosLocalProcurementRef.: ML-133130
Are you a proactive self-starter who is motivated by a fast paced environment to identify cost savings and optimization opportunities? Then you may be the person that we are looking for!

Maersk Nigeria Limited is looking for a Sourcing Analyst and Cost Controller to join our Finance team. Reporting to the Admin and Procurement Manager, our Sourcing Analyst and Cost Controller will be responsible for Operational & Liner Agency Cost while independently executing end-to-end sourcing activitities and negiotiating agreements for Maersk Nigeria Limited.
We Offer
A challenging and rewarding opportunity within NGA Finance for the right candidate. You will team up with highly-driven and engaged professionals to deliver business results and to add significant value to our organisation as well as the Finance and Operations teams.
Key Responsibilities
•Ownership of Suppliers Contracts
•Coordinate negotiations of all purchases with vendors to ensure the company gets the best quality of goods/service at the most optimal price.
•Ensure that the Company adheres to the use of the procurement tool for pre-authorisation of goods and/or services to be procured.
•Analyse discrepancies in invoices, frame agreements and system reports
•Ensure Procurement process transparency and alignment to Maersk Group Governance policy
•Maintaining a system whereby suppliers’ actual invoices get measured against their initial quotes and measuring delivery against Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
•To maintain an authorisation matrix showing different levels of expenditure and capital expenditure authorisation with monetary limits to various individuals – this should also be kept in line with the Group limits.

Cost Control and Analysis: Overall supervision of operations Cost control within the country
•Accountable for problem solving, analytical work support, and driving insights from analytical work related to operational (Liner) & Agency costs.
•Independently provide relevant cost analysis to the various functions, within any element of sourcing or spend area.
•Monthly tracking and controlling of costs to ensure in line with budget/target.
•Ensure overall figures reliability and accuracy
•Timely and proper preparation of monthly cost reports for the various country locations.
•Provide financial/analytic support within the management and statutorily accounts framework.
•Drive a good control environment and ensure relevant control measures are well within acceptable risk limit.
•Provide support in managing the general accounting system inclusive of treasury/bank functions and other related tasks.

Cost saving: Responsible for cost leadership and savings action plans:

•Drive and follow-up on Country cost savings initiatives in a way that achieves reduction in operating and administrative expenses
•Develop more efficient processes and ensure implementation and maintenance of cost control procedures.
•Ensure that Cost Control optimises efficiency to the development of cost budgets, action plans and achievement of targets.
Who we are looking for
•University degree in Business Administration or related field
•At least 3 years of Procurement, Cost Control or relevant experience in related field
•Professionalism and ability to think out-of-the-box to ensure costs saving initiatives are implemented without compromising service delivery
•Fast paced, self-starter with a good sense of urgency and able to work under pressure and ability to determine the best deals for the company based on price, quality, speed of delivery & other factors.
•Strong Problem solving and Analytical skills with the ability to plan work activities efficiently to meet deadlines
•Strong stakeholder management skills
•Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate at all levels. Exceptional Negotition skills
•Good Business communication skills (Oral and Spoken)
•Good team player
•Knowledge of the Liner business will be an advantage
>Last application date: 08 April 2017.
For further information, please contact: .
All applications must be done via our career page. Please note that Manual applications will not be reviewed.
 Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company, known for reliable, flexible and eco-efficient services. We operate 610 container vessels and provide ocean transportation in all parts of the world. But not only do we power some of the world’s largest ships – we also propel the growth ambitions of businesses and individuals all over our planet. Every day our 7,000 seafarers and 25,000 land-based employees at 374 offices share their expertise with our customers around the world to optimize their supply chains, maximize their distribution networks and most of all realize their business potential. We are devoted to creating simple and reliable solutions for our partners, continuously lifting industry standards and enabling global trade in the most sustainable manner possible. What we do is more than shipping. We deliver promises. Promises from customers and businesses all over the world.
Your promise. Delivered.