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DEPARTMENT :  Supply Chain Management

VACANCY :  Buyer

LEVEL :  Assistant Manager

LOCATION :  Lusaka, HQ


Responsible for Procurement of Inventory, supplies and general administration services.


  • Preparing bid specifications, issuing bid requests and reviewing bid proposals and quotations and selecting vendors to procure requisitioned goods/services meeting specific criteria
  • Negotiating agreements, purchase terms and conditions as specified in company procurement manual/policy
  • Ensuring that procurement policy and quality objectives are applied in every sourcing activity
  • Monthly reviews of Open Capex and Opex POs to ensure no Capex Purchase Orders remain open for over a year and all Opex Purchase Orders are closed within six months.
  • Ensuring that all supply requirements are negotiated, documented and committed within established policies and delegation of authority in order to achieve a satisfactory audit rating
  • Maintaining rapport with HQ category buyer in managing groups contracts and processing of Contract of Adherences (COA) to take into account local tax and other regulatory conditions
  • Critically reviewing the scope of requests from users and advise possible modifications to the scope that may help create savings for the business
  • Working with user departments to review/qualify and optimize supply opportunities
  • Conducts annual vendor performance evaluations using a cross functional team and monitors vendors for excellence service delivery
  • Maintaining effective communication with line manager, Functional heads and other staff for effective compliance with procurement policy
  • Interpreting and share updated purchase procedures with vendors
  • Supporting the planning, budgeting and KRA setting processes to establish procurement goals


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing & Supply or a related Business/Engineering degree and/or MCIPS
  • At least 3 years’ experience in similar position


  • Able to perform in a performance driven organization
  • Preferably knowledge in ERP/Oracle for SCM operations
  • Able to handle, prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able to manage expectations of multiple stakeholders – partners, vendors and internal customers
  • High personal standards and goal oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent and effective communications skills, both orally and in writing
  • Computer literate
  • Relationship management
  • Analytical


Suitable candidates requested to apply by sending through their CV’s to [email protected] Closing date for receiving applications is  1 st  December, 2021.

Airtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is non-discriminatory on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic grouping.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to [email protected]

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