Seven-Up Bottling Company Limited Job Recruitment for Procurement Operations Manager 2023

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Seven-Up Bottling Company Limited Recruitment 2023/2024.

Seven-Up bottling company Ltd is one of the largest manufacturing companies in Nigeria, producing and distributing some of the favourite most- loved soft drink brands in the country like; 7up, Pepsi, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, H2oH!, Teem, Lipton Ice Tea and Aquafina premium drinking water. SBC boasts of nine bottling plants with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities strategically located across various regions in the country.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

  • Job Title: Procurement Operations Manager
  • Location: Ijora, Lagos
  • Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • The Procurement Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing and optimizing procurement operations, processes, and systems to ensure efficient and effective business-related purchases.
  • This role involves driving continuous improvement, managing supplier performance, and collaborating with essential functions to enhance procurement outcomes.
  • The Procurement Operations Manager also plays a key role in cost-saving initiatives, vendor management, and ensuring compliance with internal controls and policies.

Main Responsibilities
Procurement Operations:

  • Develop and maintain best procurement and materials management practices, incorporating industry trends for continuous improvement.
  • Conduct business reviews to improve supplier performance and strengthen partnerships.
  • Establish metrics to track factory performance on delivery, quality, and cost.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as Finance, R&D, Quality, and Manufacturing, to optimize procurement and enhance business performance.
  • Drive cost-saving measures in procurement and materials management initiatives.

Supplier Engagement and Management:

  • Could you guide vendors for prompt treatment of purchase orders and payments?
  • Collaborate with category management teams on contract negotiations with suppliers.
  • Manage vendor delivery schedules and ensure compliance with agreements.
  • Process purchase orders by internal controls and policies.
  • Conduct supplier appraisals and evaluations to validate their ability to meet defined standards.

Operational Support and Compliance:

  • Provide operational support to category management teams and stakeholders.
  • Ensure adherence to an audit trail and preparation requirements.
  • Manage purchase allocations to vendors based on approved apportionment.
  • Support supplier audits and performance evaluations.
  • Undertake additional responsibilities as assigned by the line manager.

Team Development:

  • Could you communicate business strategies and goals to the team, motivating them to achieve objectives?
  • Guide, coach, and develop team members to ensure high performance.
  • Manage systems and processes, identifying bottlenecks and implementing improvements.
  • Set key performance indicators and goals for team members, conducting performance reviews and providing feedback.
  • Identify knowledge and skill gaps, and recommend and facilitate capability programs for development.

Selection Criteria (Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge): Essential

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, preferably in a numerical discipline, Supply Chain Management, or a related area.
  • Minimum of 6 Cognate years of experience in procurement, vendor management, and operations, preferably in the FMCG industry.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Relevant professional certification is an added advantage.


  • Knowledge of packaging and packaging technology, procurement processes, and project management is desirable.
  • Knowledge of bottling operations.

Key Competencies / Skills: Generic:

  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Proficiency in negotiation and decision-making.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Assertiveness.
  • Teamwork.


  • Intermediate-level proficiency in Microsoft Suite, especially Excel.
  • High numeracy and analytical skills.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


  • Join our team as a Procurement Operations Manager and contribute to driving accurate procurement, optimizing product availability, and enhancing customer satisfaction.
  • Apply your analytical expertise and collaborate with cross-functional teams to support our sales and marketing strategies.

Application Deadline 5th July, 2023.

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