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  • IO Furniture is the preferred and leading Furniture Manufacturing and Interior Design Consultancy Company in Nigeria. We have a reputation for creativity, innovation, design, and quality. Our Chief Executive Officer, Munira Shonibare, is the founding President of the internationally affiliated Interior Designers Association of Nigeria

    Procurement Officer

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationBA/BSc/HND  
    • Experience
      2 years
    • Location
      Lagos
    • Job Field
      Procurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain  
     

    Reports To: Head of Procurement
    Key Summary of the Job:

    • To oversee purchases and develop new contracts
    • To procuring high-quality and cost-efficient supplies for theorganization.
    • To follow procurement procedures, maintain an updated list of inventory and incoming purchases and supplies, and be responsible for approving purchases
    • Monitors business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery times
    • Nurtures relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for company
    • Identifies and researches potential new suppliers

    Core Working Relationships:

    • Store Team
    • Technical Team
    • Production Team
    • Logistics
    • Finance Team

    Task Complexities:

    • Responsible to source, negotiate and purchase materials from both local and oversea vendors
    • Maintain accurate records of purchases and pricing
    • Create and maintain good relationships with vendors/suppliers
    • Making professional decisions in a fast-paced environment
    • Maintain records of purchases, pricing, and other important data
    • Review and analyze all vendors/suppliers, supply, and price options
    • Develops plans for purchasing equipment, services and supplies
    • Negotiate the best deal for pricing and supply contracts
    • ensure that the products and supplies are high quality
    • Create and maintain inventory of all incoming and current supplies
    • Maintain and update list of suppliers and their qualifications, delivery times, and potential future development
    • Evaluate supplier performance based on quality standards, delivery time & best prices and ensure all the criteria are met according to the organizational requirements and expectation.
    • Responsible for implementing internal procurement strategies to cater to high delivery and short lead time requirements
    • Working with team members and Head of Procurement  to complete duties as needed

    Key Job Attributes:

    Generic

    • Analytical and quantitative decision making skill
    • Oral and written communication skills
    • Problem-solving, creativity
    • Ability to Multitask
    • Ability to work with a team
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to be proactive and deliver results
    • Integrity/Discipline
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Strong negotiation skills

    Technical

    • Sound knowledge of the Company’s products and services
    • Expert knowledge of the Microsoft Package
    • Ability to negotiate, establish, and administer contracts

    Education & Experience:

    Education:

    First Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or a related field.
    Experience with ERP systems; Microsoft Navision experience is a plus

    Experience:

    • Solid knowledge and understanding of procurement processes, policy, and systems
    • Two (2) years previous experience as procurement officer or related position

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    Sales & Marketing Manager

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA  
    • Experience
      5 – 7 years
    • Location
      Lagos
    • Job Field
      Sales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development  
     

    Reports To: Chief Commercial Officer

    Key Summary of the Job:

    • Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives.
    • Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
    • Rigorously drive sales Target in order for revenue growth to be achieved

    Core Working Relationships:

    • Clients
    • Stakeholders
    • Sales Operations
    • Production Operations

    Task Complexities:

    • Direct and coordinate activities involving sales of manufactured furniture products.
    • Resolve customer complaints regarding sales and service.
    • Review reports to project sales and determine profitability.
    • Oversee local sales executives and other staffs.
    • Liaise with leadership to determine price schedules and discount rates.
    • Prepare budgets and approve budget expenditures.
    • Monitor customer preferences to determine focus of sales efforts.
    • Liaise with human resource to plan and direct staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop and control sales and service programs.
    • Direct, coordinate, and review activities in sales and service with a view to add to the bottom line of the business.
    • Confer or consult with department heads and the brand and communication consultant to plan advertising and to secure information on products and customer specifications.
    • Confer with potential customers regarding products needs and advise customers on types of furniture products to purchase.
    • Assess marketing potential of new store locations, considering statistics and expenditures.
    • Visit franchised dealers to stimulate interest in establishment or expansion of sales and service outlets of an organization.
    • Build and execute the Company’s marketing and communications plan.
    • Develop, maintain and grow relationships with leaders in the Corporate, Real estate, Commercial, Hospitability and Public sector for the purpose of lead generation.
    • Identify and develop new strategic opportunities for partnerships with Major stakeholders in the construction and property development sector of the economy for the purpose of marketing the company.
    • Develop content  for promotional materials, social media, newsletters and other campaign channels.
    • Understand the company’s target market and ensure adequate communication to the target market.
    • Categorize and report on trends specific to our industry and what will impact the business
    • Maintain effective internal communications to ensure that all relevant company functions are kept informed of marketing objectives. 
    • Work closely with Sales Operations to ensure that revenue growth targets are achieved
    • Contact regular and prospective customers to demonstrate products, explain product features, and solicit orders with the support of the interior designers.
    • Recommend products to customers, based on customers’ needs and interests.
    • Answer customers’ questions about products, prices, availability, product uses, and credit terms.
    • Estimate or quote prices, credit or contract terms, warranties, and delivery dates.
    • Consult with clients after sales to resolve problems and to provide ongoing support.
    • Provide customers with product samples and catalogs.
    • Identify prospective customers by using business directories, following leads from existing clients, participating in organizations and clubs, and attending trade shows and conferences.
    • Monitor market conditions, product innovations, and competitors’ products, prices, and sales.
    • Perform administrative duties, such as preparing sales budgets and reports, keeping sales records, and filing expense account reports.
    • Obtain credit information about prospective customers.
    • Train customers’ employees on the appropriate use of new Furniture.
    • Liaise with Customer service to prepare quotations, job order forms.
    • Negotiate details of contracts and payments.
    • Negotiate with retail merchants to improve product exposure, such as shelf positioning and advertising.
    • Liaise with the technical unit to plan, assemble, and stock product displays in retail stores, or make recommendations to retailers regarding product displays, promotional programs, and advertising.
    • Check stock levels and reorder merchandise as necessary.

    Key Job Attributes:

    Generic

    • The ability to Multitask
    • The ability to work with a team
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to be proactive and deliver results
    • Integrity/Discipline
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Attention to details
    • Possess analytic and problem solving skills
    • Proficiency in the Microsoft package

    Skills

    • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
    • Persuasion — persuading others to change their minds or behaviour.
    • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
    • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
    • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
    • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
    • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
    • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
    • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
    • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    Technical

    • Excellent communication skills and evidence of building strong relationships
    • Solid knowledge of digital technologies including those involving content management, web analytics, search engine marketing, email marketing, website usability
    • Able to develop strong value propositions consistent with Customer needs
    • Knowledge of the company’s product and services
    • Ability to connect strategic thinking and planning  with hands – on  tactical execution

    Knowledge

    Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modelling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    Education & Experience:

    Education:

    • A Degree in  Marketing, Communications, Social sciences or Business Administration. 
    • An MBA will be an added advantage

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 5-7 years of demonstrable experience in sales, marketing , merchandising or related field
    • 2-3 years’ experience in a supervisory role.

    Method of Application

    Qualified candidates should send CVs to [email protected]

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