Firstbank Category Specialist Technology Lagos How to Apply

This write-up will guide you on all you need to know about FirstBank Category Specialist Technology Lagos. Samuel Asabia House is one of the major FirstBank branch in Nigeria. This Job is only available in that location and applicant must be ready to move to that location.  This page will guide you to a successful application for the Job. You can also click on the other links for other employment opportunities across Nigeria.

Firstbank Category Specialist Technology


  • Job Objectives of Firstbank Category Specialist Technology Lagos
  • Duties and Responsibilities of FirstBank Category Specialist Technology
  • Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Job requirements
  • Job information
  • Method of application


The following are the job objective of FirstBank Category Specialist Technology, Lagos Nigeria.

  • First, employee of this category Specialist are to support the Category Manager in ensuring that the tendering, prompt delivery and sourcing of Technology portfolio (hardware, software, application development and managed services) which are in line with the Category Strategy.
  • They are to manage sourcing activities for relevant category and support the implementation of Category Strategy.
  • Lastly, to efficiently manage the Banks’s expenditure budget (CAPEX and OPEX) for category related procurement.


Read below for the duties and responsibilities of a FirstBank Category Specialist Technology Lagos.

  • First, employees in this categories will be responsible for implementing Technology Category Management Strategies and activities across multiple dimensions which include category analysis, contract implementation, and supplier relationship improvement initiatives to increase market competitiveness and sustain ongoing category improvements.
  • Secondly, you must proactively work with Category Manager (Technology) to identify and plan category procurement activities for the financial year. They will also periodically review category spend to identify and pursue strategic sourcing and demand management opportunities.
  • Furthermore, you will also execute Go-To-Market strategic by utilizing an end-to-end value chain approach – specifically, obtain complete and accurate business requirements from the end users. You will be responsible to develop RFx (RFI/RFQ/RFP) documents. Also you will be responsible for identification of qualified vendors: manage source to contract until PO is finally created.
  • You will be responsible for collating responses from vendors and then liaise with the various committee (TEC, PMC) for evaluation.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance to the Bank’s Procurement Policy and Standards. Lastly, set guidelines for category related products or service.
  • Lastly, Responsible to ensuring adherence to defined parameters for quality assurance of goods / services received including the escalation route for complaints / rejection.
  • Must prepare various periodic report of trend analysis for the procurement volumes and also cycles to support the various category management activities.
  • Must proactively perform market surveys to verify competitiveness of purchase prices and also best value specifications for procurement categories.
  • Responsible to identify relevant external market trends with respect to the technology industry.
  • Responsible for providing input for supplier appraisal via supplier audits, performance evaluations etc. to validate ability of suppliers to meet defined standards and rate suppliers accordingly.
  • Also collaborate with centralized admin for invoicing. Furthermore, helps with payment of suppliers and resolve or escalate identified issues (if any)
  • Will supervise and coach Category Analysts
  • Will also undertake any other responsibilities as requested by the Category Manager in accordance with the scope and responsibilities of the role.
  • Lastly, must comply with the principles and policies in the Information Security Hand book of the bank.

JOB Requirements

The followings are the requirements of the job which applicants must have before proceeding to apply for FirstBank  Category Specialist Technology Lagos.

  • Educationally, B.Sc. (First Degree) in Social Sciences. Higher Degrees / Professional Certifications (will be and added advantage).
  • A minimum of CIPS Diploma or relevant Certifications (CPIM, CPP, and CSP)


  • Identification – 946
  • Posting Date – May / 24 / 2024
  • Closing Date or Apply before – May / 31 / 2024
  • Job Schedule – Full Time
  • Job Locations – Samuel Asabia House, Lagos, Nigeria

The method of application for FirstBank Category Specialist Technology Lagos is ONLINE. For a seamless application , adhere to the instructions below. Asterisk marked information are compulsory.

  • CLICK HERE to visit Category Specialist (Technology) application portal. Allow to load and open the application portal.
  • Enter your EMAIL ADDRESS and TICK the box to agree with the terms and conditions. Then click NEXT. Application code will be send to your email box. LOGIN to your email then copy the code and supply on the Job application portal. Click VERIFY to confirm your identity.
  • Enter your CONTACT INFORMATION (names. Phone no. etc.) As specified.
  • Enter your SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION (date of birth) accordingly
  • Input your HOME ADDRESS
  • Attach your RESUME/CV and COVER LETTER
  • Upload your FIRST DEREE or HND CERTIFICATE. (You can also use your Notification of Result if original certificate is not ready). Then click NEXT.
  • On the new page answer the APPLICATION QUESTIONS carefully by supplying the corrects answers. Click NEXT.
  • Add LICENSES and CERTIFICATE you have with their details.
  • Please select and add WORK PREFERENCES
  • Select and add the LANGUAGES you can speak.
  • Scanned and upload SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
  • Tick the two boxes RIGHT
  • Sign the E-SIGNATURE by supplying you full name.
  • Then click on the SUBMIT button to finish application. Take note of your application ID. Then wait for further information by always checking your mail box.


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