Procurement Specialist at Jabu Technologies Zambia

Lusaka, Full Time

Jabu Technologies Zambia
Location: Zambia
State: Lusaka
Job type: Full-Time
Job category: Logistics/Transportation Jobs in Zambia

Job Description

Whats JABU?
JABU is a B2B e-commerce & distribution marketplace, offering tech-enabled, route-to-market development & merchandising for FMCG brands in undeveloped areas while helping unbanked businesses grow through efficient delivery, an affordable product basket, inventory management and credit facilities.
We are looking for a highly motivated sourcing specialist to assist the company in creating strong relationships with suppliers and maintaining the existing ones. He/ She should be able to maintain and update the supplier database and find alternative suppliers if the existing ones are unable to meet their obligations.
Duties

Developing procurement strategies that are inventive and cost-effective.
Sourcing suppliers and maintaining long-lasting relationships with them as well as existing suppliers.
Track inventory and restock goods when needed.
Expanding the portfolio of suppliers and vendors.
Negotiating with suppliers, distributors, and vendors to secure advantageous terms.
Review existing contracts with suppliers and vendors to ensure ongoing feasibility.
Building and maintaining long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers.
Submitting purchase orders for approval and organizing and confirming delivery of goods and services that meet the quantity and quality expectations of the organization.
Performing risk assessments on potential contracts and agreements.
Controlling the procurement budget and promoting a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.
Preparing procurement reports.
Stay up to date on industry trends and new products.
Compare available goods with industry trends to determine appropriate pricing.
Properly documenting and archiving data owing to defined CIP requirements continuous improvement process within assigned
Providing support and information to other departments regarding stock levels and purchases.
Various additional tasks are relevant to the position.
Implementing inventory optimization strategies within the company.
Obtaining quotes from different suppliers.
Negotiating price, quantity, and delivery schedules with suppliers.
Working with legal counsel to ensure that all contracts relating to product procurement contain all details of the negotiation.
Assessing quotes and compiling a detailed assessment of cost breakdowns.
Generating quote comparisons and contributing to internal supplier selection based on the quotes.
Providing solutions to improve company spending and outsourcing.
To identify, deliver, manage and record cost-saving initiatives as per allocated targets for the year.
To lead in the implementation of procurement plans and to ensure that the plans are effectively and clearly communicated.
To lead on the administration of contracts with suppliers and drive continual quality and cost improvements.
To manage and attend to all sourcing and purchasing requests to ensure that service providers efficiently deliver to specifications.
Vendor identification, selection, and rationalization.
To negotiate with suppliers to ensure that Commercial Terms of all contracts bank-wide have adequately covered the Banks interest and are in line with Bank Policy.

Requirements

Strong negotiation skills.
Sound time-management and organizational skills.
7 Years of Experience
Bachelors degree in Business Administration, logistics, supply chain, or related field.
A Masters degree will be an added advantage
Proven experience in sourcing processes.
Proficiency in Google Workspace or similar tools.
A thorough understanding of sourcing methodologies.

Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 1st September , 2022.