Category Specialist – Technology Job At First Bank of Nigeria Limited

Category Specialist – Technology

First Bank of Nigeria Limited

Category Specialist – Technology Job Vacancy At First Bank of Nigeria Limited

Category Specialist – Technology job vacancy is currently available at First Bank of Nigeria Limited. Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified individuals who possess all the below-listed criteria.


Job Objectives

  • To support the Category Manager in ensuring that sourcing, tendering and prompt delivery of Technology portfolio (software, hardware, application development and managed services) is in line with the Category Strategy
  • To manage sourcing activities for a relevant category and support the implementation of Category Strategies.
  • To efficiently manage the Bank’s expenditure budget (CAPEX and OPEX) for category related procurement.

Category Specialist – Technology Responsibilities

  • Implement Technology Category Management strategies and activities across multiple dimensions, including category analysis, contract implementation, and supplier relationship improvement initiatives to increase market competitiveness and sustain ongoing category improvements
  • Proactively work with Category Manager (Technology) to identify and plan category related procurement activities for the financial year and periodically review category spend to identify and pursue strategic sourcing and demand management opportunities
  • Execute Go-To-Market strategies utilizing an end-to-end value chain approach -specifically, obtain complete and accurate business requirements from the end-users, develop RFx (RFI/RFQ/RFP) documents and identification of qualified vendors; manage source to contract until PO Is created
  • Collate responses from vendors and liaise with the various committee (TEC, PMC) for evaluation
  • Ensure compliance to the Bank’s Procurement Policy, standards and guidelines for all category related products or services
  • Conduct vendor contract negotiations with suppliers to procure category related products/services to ensure the best value regarding pricing and quality
  • Ensure adherence to defined parameters for quality assurance of goods/services received as well as the escalation route for complaints/rejection.
  • Prepare a periodic report of trend analysis for procurement volumes and cycles to support the various category management activities
  • Proactively perform market surveys to verify competitiveness of purchase prices and best value goods specifications for procurement categories
  • Identify relevant external market trends concerning the technology industry
  • Provide input for supplier appraisal via supplier audits, performance evaluations etc. to validate the ability of suppliers to meet defined standards and rate suppliers accordingly
  • Collaborate with centralized admin for invoicing and payment of suppliers and resolve or escalate identified issues (if any)
  • Supervise and coach Category Analysts
  • Undertake any other responsibilities as requested by the Category Manager following the scope and responsibilities of the role
  • Comply with the principles and policies in the Information Security Handbook of the Bank


  • B.Sc (First Degree) Social Sciences.  Higher Degrees/Professional Certifications (an added advantage).
  • Minimum of CIPS Diploma or relevant certifications (CPIM, CPP, CSCP)

How To Apply

  • Hit the ‘APPLY FOR JOB’ button below.
  • Follow the displayed link to proceed to the First Bank of Nigeria Limited recruitment portal.
  • Insert your active email address and hit the ‘NEXT’ button.
  • Follow the onsite guideline to complete your application.
  • Only the shortlisted candidates shall be invited for the next process.
  • The application deadline is 15th October.

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