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Sourcing Analysts And Cost Controllers at APM Terminal

The Maersk Group is a worldwide conglomerate and operates in some 130 countries with a workforce of over 89,000 employees. In addition to owning one of the world’s largest shipping companies, Maersk is involved in a wide range of activities in the shipping, logistics, and the oil and gas industries.


Are you a proactive self-starter who is motivated by a fast paced environment to identify cost savings and optimization opportunities? Then you may be the person that we are looking for!

Maersk Nigeria Limited is looking for a Sourcing Analyst and Cost Controller to join our Finance team. Reporting to the Admin and Procurement Manager, our Sourcing Analyst and Cost Controller will be responsible for Operational & Liner Agency Cost while independently executing end-to-end sourcing activitities and negiotiating agreements for Maersk Nigeria Limited.

We Offer
A challenging and rewarding opportunity within NGA Finance for the right candidate. You will team up with highly-driven and engaged professionals to deliver business results and to add significant value to our organisation as well as the Finance and Operations teams.

Job Responsibilities


  • Ownership of Suppliers Contracts
  • Coordinate negotiations of all purchases with vendors to ensure the company gets the best quality of goods/service at the most optimal price.
  • Ensure that the Company adheres to the use of the procurement tool for pre-authorisation of goods and/or services to be procured.
  • Analyse discrepancies in invoices, frame agreements and system reports
  • Ensure Procurement process transparency and alignment to Maersk Group Governance policy
  • Maintaining a system whereby suppliers’ actual invoices get measured against their initial quotes and measuring delivery against Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • To maintain an authorisation matrix showing different levels of expenditure and capital expenditure authorisation with monetary limits to various individuals – this should also be kept in line with the Group limits.
  • Cost Control and Analysis: Overall supervision of operations Cost control within the country
  • Accountable for problem solving, analytical work support, and driving insights from analytical work related to operational (Liner) & Agency costs.
  • Independently provide relevant cost analysis to the various functions, within any element of sourcing or spend area.
  • Monthly tracking and controlling of costs to ensure in line with budget/target.
  • Ensure overall figures reliability and accuracy
  • Timely and proper preparation of monthly cost reports for the various country locations.
  • Provide financial/analytic support within the management and statutorily accounts framework.
  • Drive a good control environment and ensure relevant control measures are well within acceptable risk limit.
  • Provide support in managing the general accounting system inclusive of treasury/bank functions and other related tasks.

Cost saving: Responsible for cost leadership and savings action plans:

  • Drive and follow-up on Country cost savings initiatives in a way that achieves reduction in operating and administrative expenses
  • Develop more efficient processes and ensure implementation and maintenance of cost control procedures.
  • Ensure that Cost Control optimises efficiency to the development of cost budgets, action plans and achievement of targets.


Who we are looking for

  • University degree in Business Administration or related field
  • At least 3 years of Procurement, Cost Control or relevant experience in related field
  • Professionalism and ability to think out-of-the-box to ensure costs saving initiatives are implemented without compromising service delivery
  • Fast paced, self-starter with a good sense of urgency and able to work under pressure and ability to determine the best deals for the company based on price, quality, speed of delivery & other factors.
  • Strong Problem solving and Analytical skills with the ability to plan work activities efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate at all levels. Exceptional Negotition skills
  • Good Business communication skills (Oral and Spoken)
  • Good team player
  • Knowledge of the Liner business will be an advantage


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