Procurement Manager – Commercial

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The key responsibilities for this role include but not limited to the following:

  • Manages the sourcing process for the Commercial Business Units (BUs) in compliance with prescribed policies, procedures, directives, budgets and SLAs
  • Develops a procurement plan for the Commercial BUs based on a comprehensive needs analysis with internal customers
  • Brings procurement and sourcing expertise to Commercial Business Units by providing input on cost, performance, market risk, market availability, quality and reliability of product/ service components required by departments
  • Applies negotiating techniques with suppliers, in the procurement of goods, materials and services to ensure highest quality products are purchased for the best Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Develops and maintains an appropriate vendor base in line with prescribed supplier management techniques
  • Ensures contracting and contractual agreements administration is undertaken as per policy;
  • Develops and effectively implements the company’s procurement strategies that are aligned to the Commercial business units to ensure achievement of the MTN Zambia business objectives;
  • Disseminates, orients and supports internal customers on all matters related to sourcing and procurement process and service level agreements
  • Ensures full adoption and usage of the sourcing and contract management tools (Oracle) and reporting tools
  • Ensures full compliance of own and direct reports to the Procurement Policy, Processes, Procedures and Directives
  • Participates in the forecasting, planning, development and review of the budget for the Procurement section
  • Actively contributes to the development of the overall Finance Strategy with focus on supply chain management and cost optimisation
  • Continually seeks continuous improvement and working towards Centre of Excellence
  • Advises Senior Manager and management team on leading trends, identifying risks and providing recommendations to mitigate the same
  • Effectively manages the development of direct reports, effectively linking performance management and KPIs, learning & development, talent management and the MTNZ Employee Value Proposition to achieve optimum performance.

Candidate Requirements

  • Grade 12 certificate with 5 credits or better of which English and Mathematics are a must
  • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) qualification or equivalent and First degree in Purchasing and Supply or Business Administration is an added advantage:
  • Minimum 5 years proven experience with at least 3 years at management level within a large organisation
  • Experience in a telecommunication or FCMG environment is an added advantage
  • Valid membership of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS)

Women are strongly encouraged to apply:

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Application deadline
13 Apr 11:07
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