Assistant Buyer (Re-advertised)

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  • Lusaka
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Website Hitachi Construction Machinery Zambia Co. Ltd.

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Purpose of the role:
To raise Purchase Orders timeously on approved Suppliers and to follow up (expediting) to ensure timely procurement of high-quality goods and services at best value in line with company procedures and goals.

Reports to: Buyer
Branch: Lusaka

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Assistant Buyer will be required to perform the following tasks:
➢ Raise PO’s quickly and accurately according to request;
➢ Ensure PO’s are monitored weekly & followed up;
➢ Ensure new PO’s are managed daily (load & issue)- expediting on time;
➢ Identify/source possible new suppliers;
➢ Negotiate contract terms of agreement and pricing;
➢ Negotiated favorable payment and delivery terms with suppliers.
➢ Negotiate good deals with the company suppliers in order to make savings.
➢ Compare and evaluate offers from vendors;
➢ Review and monitor performance of suppliers;
➢ Ensure feedback on supplier performance is provided to Buyer on time;
➢ Ensure product and services are delivered in time and meet the required standard;
➢ Review quality of purchased products or services;
➢ Deliver stock by consistently following-up with suppliers (shorten lead time by ensuring that all stock is correct and correctly packaged) timeously;
➢ Submit to finance invoices and delivery notes for payment on time and accurately;
➢ Advise the end users on ETA’s for goods on back;
➢ Resolve all queries quickly and effectively;
➢ Provided advise to the end users on acquisition of goods and services.

Qualifications & Experience
➢ Grade 12 Certificate.
➢ Advanced Diploma in Procurement/Supply Chain Management/CIPS or equivalent.
➢ Minimum 3 years experience in procurement in Mining/Factory/Industrial environment.
➢ Valid driver’s license.
➢ Member of the relevant professional body.

Job Specific Competencies
➢ Knowledge of Supply Chain Management and Logistics.
➢ Excellent negotiating skills
➢ Customer Relationship Skills
➢ Good knowledge on vendor sourcing
➢ People Management Skills
➢ Planning and Organising Skills
➢ Communication & Listening Skills
➢ Conflict Handling Skills
➢ Time Management Skills
➢ Cost Awareness/Budgeting
➢ In depth knowledge and understanding of the Business
➢ Good understanding of country laws and regulation governing procurement of goods and services

If you meet the requirements above, email your detailed C.V, certified copies of certificates and cover letter in a single document to [email protected], or send your application to:

The Human Resource Manager,
Hitachi Construction Machinery Zambia, Co. Ltd.
KK International Airport Road, Plot 2350/M
P.O. Box 30182, Lusaka.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 25th September, 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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