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Procurement Officer

Aller Aqua Zambia Limited is the Zambian operation of the Danish multinational stock-feeds firm Aller Aqua A/S. Aller Aqua is Europe’s #3 freshwater aquafeed producer. Aller Aqua in Zambia operates Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest and most technologically advanced aquafeed factory. The factory commenced production in September 2017 and serves Yalelo Limited as its cornerstone client. Aller Aqua Zambia is now seeking a Procurement Officer to execute procurement of its inputs.

Purpose

  • Purchases goods or services for the business.
  • Ensure business obtains high quality products at competitive prices on time.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with key company employees to determine product and service needs
  • Develop plans for purchasing raw materials, equipment, services and other supplies
  • Monitor business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery times
  • Nurture relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices and terms for the business
  • Identify and researches potential new suppliers
  • Research new products and services to meet company's objectives
  • Assess total costs of company purchases
  • Develop and implement strategies for procuring and storing goods or services and maintaining stock levels
  • Maintain and update list of suppliers and their qualifications, delivery times, and potential future development
  • Review and analyze all suppliers per agreed procedure
  • Maintain accurate records of purchases and pricing
  • Report to the Managing Director

Skills

  • People Person and Good at Networking,
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills,
  • Data Analysis,
  • Superior Organizational Skills,
  • Good Business Instincts,
  • Good Negotiation skills,
  • Understanding of Supply Chain Management Procedures,
  • Strategic Planning Abilities,
  • Specialized Industry Knowledge 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Economics, or a Related Field
  • At least three (3) years previous experience as procurement officer or related position preferably in the agricultural commodities sector
  • Knowledge of Supply Management Software
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • General Office Programs 

Details

  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Location: [Lusaka/Siavonga], Zambia
  • Reports to: The CEO.
  • Compensation: Competitive, based on experience. Merit-based bonus.

Application Process

Please send a cover letter and CV to careers@aller-aqua.co.zm by 31st May 2018, using “Procurement Officer” as the Subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.