Senior Cattle Buyer


Zambeef Products PLC is the largest integrated cold chain food products and Agribusiness Company in Zambia and one of the largest in the Southern Africa region.  It is involved in the primary production, processing, distribution, and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, eggs, dairy, fish, flour, stock feed, and day-old chicks throughout Zambia and the surrounding region.

Zambeef Products PLC is an equal opportunity employer. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic candidate for the role outlined below. Women are therefore encouraged to apply.


The Required Skills for this role Include:

  • Procuring animals as per the monthly buying targets according to the grades and sizes needed.
  • Inspecting potential animals to be bought, ensuring that no sick or pregnant animals are bought.
  • Ensuring that all animals bought are accompanied by the correct documentation (Vet and police permits, proof of ownership)
  • Identifying animals that can be feed lotted profitably
  • Arranging transport of animals with Logistics.
  • Overseeing the loading of animals.
  • Grading animals and raising the Cattle Purchase Agreement in accordance with the approved price list.
  • Managing junior cattle buyers.
  • Communicating prices to potential suppliers.
  • Maintaining relationships with suppliers.
  • Developing medium- and long-term customer relationships with cattle farmers and the local veterinarians in supporting overall business strategy.
  • Overseeing blood testing of animals.
  • Developing pre-purchase procedures to ensure no pregnant or sick animals are bought

The Required Qualifications are:

  • Grade GCE/12 certificate.
  • Degree in Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine or Animal Health from any reputable institution.
  • Excellent business understanding and background in large livestock
  • 2 years work experience

The Required Attributes for this role Include:

  • Expert Reputation: building expertise in beef cattle as well as promoting technical competence, and enhancing organizational reputation
  • Organizational Commitment: Creating a shared sense of purpose, enhancing employee motivation, building organizational morale and being able to exhibit professionalism
  • Successful Teams: Building effective buying teams, attracting and developing talent, utilizing potential and morale-boosting for all cattle supervisors.
  • Communication: Delivering influential communication, building cross-functional/geographic communication, and encouraging involvement and consultation to accommodate everyone within the business circles
  • Organizational Growth: Increasing stakeholder value, establishing challenging organizational goals, driving organizational success
  • Problem-solving: Should have critical thinking in problem-solving
  • Passionate about animals – know the animal handling procedures and animal welfare
  • Humility: acknowledging own shortcomings
  • Industrious: having to go the extra mile sometimes, beyond normal work schedules

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to submit their application letters, with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates, and contact details of three (3) referees to:


Zambeef Products PLC

P/B 17, Woodlands

Lusaka or

Email: [email protected]

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21st March 2024.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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