Today Job Vacancies at Copperbelt Energy Corporation PLC – Deadline 18 May 2017


The Copperbelt Energy Corporation PLC (CEC) is an independent power transmission and distribution Company with interests in closely linked businesses in Zambia and the African region.

CEC invites applications from suitably qualified, innovative and dynamic individuals to take up the position of ADVISOR – PROCUREMENT based at our Head Office in Kitwe and reporting to the Procurement Specialist.

Job Purpose

To procure and make available items ordered from suppliers so as to satisfy the needs of the user departments in conformity with the Company’s philosophy of “do it right the first time”.

Key Accountabilities

Source and place orders for the required materials and services in a timely manner;
Ensure that goods obtained are of the most competitive price and quality;
Analyze quotations and bids and negotiate price reductions to ensure that prices offered to conform to CEC requirements;
Process high-value orders by following approved/prescribed procurement procedures and advise customers on the status and queries raised by suppliers;
Coordinate the movement of goods from overseas suppliers;
Arrange the export of goods that go out for repair and other reasons and ensure that such goods are adequately insured against loss or damage;
Ensure that all procured goods have appropriate documentation for smooth transit and customs formalities;
Process payment for customs duty and other import and export levies;
Evaluate and register contractors and suppliers;
Assess the performance of suppliers annually and prepare required reports;
Produce regular and accurate reports showing the status of all purchase requests submitted by end users and resolve all problems highlighted in those reports;
Ability to use available Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in order to work effectively and efficiently & resolve basic queries from end users regarding the ERP;
Maintain an orderly filing system for all key procurement data and information that might include supplier profiles and catalogs; and
Prepare routine & ad-hoc reports for all procurement activities for management’s use.
Technical Skills

Industry and Market Analysis Research;
Contract Management and Supplier Relationship Management;
Commercial acumen and good negotiation skills;
Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and to manage multiple competing priorities; and
Proficiency in the use of ERP and Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Leadership and Behavioural Skills

Team player with good interpersonal and communication skills;
Ability to learn and adapt;
Be honest and of high integrity;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with co-workers, internal customers, suppliers/contractors, Customs Clearing Agents; and
High degree of public relations as the job involves interacting with both internal and external parties.
Qualifications and Experience

Full Grade Twelve School Certificate;
Bachelor’s Degree in Purchasing and Supply or a commercial related degree from a reputable institution;
Graduate Diploma – Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply;
At least three (3) years’ experience in a supply chain environment;
Member of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS); and
Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

The successful applicant will be required to take up the appointment immediately.

If you are keen on the above position, kindly email your application to [email protected]. Please indicate the job title in the subject line of your e-mail and use your full name and the job title as the filename of your application (e.g. KalukwembePhiri_AdvisorProcurement). The application should consist of your letter and CV only, in a single document. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

The closing date is Thursday, 18 May 2017.


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