Supply Chain Manager

Company:  Savannah Energy

Lagos, LA, NG

About Savannah

Savannah Energy is a young, high growth, highly ambitious energy company. We are focused on operating in countries where we can make a difference to local communities, where we can play a strategic role in the energy sector and where we can make a positive impact on the socio-economic development of the country. Our vision is to create a best in class African-focused energy company that we and our stakeholders are proud of. Our five core values of Sustainability, Excellence, Entrepreneurialism, Integrity and Teamwork define the essence of Savannah and underpin our corporate culture.

The management team are fully committed to creating substantial growth in the short to medium term and to support this growth ambition we are looking to increase the depth of the team.


Job Grade: D (Manager)


Job Purpose/Objectives

  • The Supply Chain Manager is responsible and accountable for the operational and strategic management of the company’s end-to-end Supply Chain activities, including, contracting, purchasing, inventory and materials management.


Job & Main Specification (Education/Knowledge, Skills, Attributes, Experience & Other Required Details)

  • Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or related discipline with master’s degree (preferably an MBA) or certification in CIPS.
  • At least 15 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management in the Oil and Gas Industry, with at least 4 years in a leadership position.
  • In-depth understanding of supply chain processes and best practices, logistics, contracting and procurement principles, with a focus on efficiency, cost- effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Creative thinker, capable of developing innovative solutions with a track record of excellent delivery.
  • Strong negotiation, analytical and strategic planning skills with ability to cope with complexities and uncertainties.
  • Proven knowledge of effective local content development.
  • Solid experience of working in frontier supply chain project environment will be an added advantage.
  • Good understanding of strategic, technical, legal, finance, taxation and commercial issues.
  • Excellent leadership skills with ability to foster positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good knowledge of SAP functionality and stock control system.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drive optimization of the company’s supply chain operations, through the development and implementation of appropriate strategies to enhance performance.
  • Lead the strategic direction for the Supply Chain Department, ensuring maximum added value to the company in compliance with the company’s policies and principles.
  • Act as the in-country custodian and driver of the Group Supply Chain Management (SCM) policy and procedures.
  • Execute detailed prequalification, tendering and negotiating tactics in support of contracting and procurement strategies.
  • Ensure development and implementation of Nigerian Content Business Development plans, to meet local and regulatory requirements and manage stakeholders associated relationships and aspirations.
  • Act as a first point of contact for key internal and external stakeholders in the supply chain process.
  • Lead supplier negotiations across the affiliate.
  • Ensure delivery of fit for purpose contracting and procurement services.
  • Drive HSSE in the process of contractor and supplier selection and in subsequent work execution phases.
  • Lead project teams in negotiations with Contractors, to achieve mandated company and project objectives.
  • Ensure collation, analysis, validation, maintenance and capture of information and market intelligence relating to global engineering contracting market, particularly within relevant operating regions.
  • Collaborate with other functions across the company to ensure contracting and procurement documentation is compliant with company and project reporting and controls requirements and all fiscal and legal regulations.
  • Ensure business ethics are maintained to the highest degree and in compliance with the company’s principles.
  • Manage internal and external interfaces including JV partners, suppliers and government bodies.
  • Monitor team performance against the department KPI’s and delivery of results.
  • Conduct regular data analysis to identify trends and areas for improvement.
  • Drive cost effective implementation of supply chain best practices, systems and tools.
  • Ensure all activities relating to contracts and procurement are in compliance with the company’s compliance policies and procedures, UKBA, FCPA and other applicable independent and anti-corruption regulations and practices.
  • Lead, develop and mentor the Supply Chain Team towards achievement of the corporate goals, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Perform other activities as assigned.



Savannah Energy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender, marriage or civil partnership, maternity or pregnancy, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. Savannah Energy values the protection of your personal data. We process all data in line with the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation 2019.

Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.