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Buyer Airtel Zambia

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DEPARTMENT : Supply Chain Management


LEVEL : Assistant Manager



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 Closing date for receiving applications is 1st 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.

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