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Procurement (Assistant) Manager at Lumos Nigeria

Lumos offers clean and affordable solar home system to a market of 1.3 billion potential customers who live off the electricity grid and in poor electricity grid. Lumos enables people to replace hazardous and expensive kerosene generators and lanterns with modern solar electricity that can power lights, cellphones, fans, computers, TVs and other basic electronic devices (all at once, every day). By offering solar power as a service, Lumos offers homes and small businesses a simple and affordable way to pay for electricity in small instalments using their mobile phones and other payment channels.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Procurement (Assistant) Manager

Location: Sanya, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time


  • We are the biggest player in the solar renewable energy sector, we are looking for a resourceful Procurement (Assistant) Manager with a startup mentality and a mature disposition.
  • The ideal candidate for this role combines having specific knowledge on import and export of goods with the ability to hands-on run a procurement function that sources goods and services with the right quality at the right price.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Import and export of goods, including customs clearing and sourcing for air and sea freight service providers.
  • Set up procurement function in line with international best in class standards.
  • Lead procurement process and ensure for on time delivery of the agreed goods and services against the best possible price.
  • Maintain professional relationship with the vendors focused on continuous improvement of the contractual terms, based on a win-win approach.
  • Lumos specifically invites both experienced Procurement managers as well as talented Procurement officers to apply as the Company is a firm believer that excellence, commitment and maturity are not a function of age or job title but are a function of talent and drive to be successful.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Plans, directs, and manages the international and local procurement activities
  • Manages the import/export process from door-to-door and hands-on manages all parties involved. This includes communication with foreign vendors, shippers, and agents.
  • Negotiates strongly to ensure best combination of quality, price, and payment terms.
  • Implement procurement policies and enforcing agreed SLA on vendors and contractors.
  • Partner with all stake holders to provide quality service and positive (internal) customer experience.
  • Ensures that vendors follow up from queries from stakeholders as queries are escalated.
  • Be consistent in aligning all activities with our Governance procedures.
  • Owns the process for local ordering and purchases of goods and services for all the departments and manages the PO/PR process in our ERP system.
  • Develops strong relationships with the supplier/vendor community that allows for long term positive growth and better quality and pricing.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • HND / B.Sc Degree or equivalent
  • Solid understanding of and hands-on experience with import/export processes
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience as a procurement officer/manager or related position
  • High sense of ownership of the allocated tasks
  • Feels responsible for his/her own success and the success of the company
  • Accurate and precise, attention to detail and structured work approach
  • Ability to work well with management and staff at all levels
  • Goal-oriented, organized team player
  • Uncompromisable integrity.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Ability to negotiate, establish, and administer contracts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate in a professional and mature manner with local and foreign vendors
  • Pro-active personality


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail

Application Deadline  16th September, 2022.

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