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Procurement Assistant Lusaka

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BCP is recruiting for the following position; Procurement Assistant x 1 – to be based in Lusaka. The Procurement Assistant will be responsible for sourcing suppliers, products, and services, drafting contracts, and ensuring that approved purchases are cost-efficient and high-quality. The position will report to the Procurement Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparing procurement reports.
  • Following and enforcing the company’s procurement policies and procedures.
  • Preparing tender documents and bid matrices for review and approval.
  • Managing inventories and maintaining accurate purchase and pricing records.
  • Maintaining and updating supplier information such as qualifications, delivery times, product ranges, etc.
  • Maintaining good supplier relations.
  • Researching and evaluating prospective suppliers.
  • Preparing cost analyses, and reports.
  • Receive authorized requisitions from users/ departments, in order to prepare and issue Requests for Quotations/ Bids/ Proposals documents.
  • Prepare and develop bid documents and supplier lists to obtain competitive quotations on commodities and services required by the BCP projects.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and documentation on all requests, solicitations, responses, purchases, contracts, deliverables, payments and correspondence, and any follow-up actions.
  • Ensure timely orders and deliveries of required products and services.
  • Ensure all procurements are compliant with BCP, GRZ, and other stakeholders.
  • Monitor supply market trends in terms of new sources of supply and pricing structures. Build a solid supplier base and stay on top of market trends.
  • Collaborate with BCP HQ and regional site offices & teams to ensure all goods and services are delivered on time.
  • Collaborate with technical staff to ensure timely support and preparation of sound procurement documents.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Problem Solvers Wanted:

  • Bachelor’s degree/diploma in supply chain management, logistics
  • 3+ years of experience as a procurement officer or in a similar position.
  • Must be a registered member with the Zambian Charted Institute of Purchasing and Supply or Chartered Institute of Purchase and Supply.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and purchasing software.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Good analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Supervisory and management experience.
  • Attention to detail.

As an equal opportunity employer, a competitive salary will be offered, plus training, plus the potential for performance bonuses, plus travel opportunities for work, plus health benefits, plus a great work culture, plus career growth, plus working with a diverse and committed team.

Candidates interested in joining an innovative and high-performance team, and working towards doing amazing things in conservation technology and livelihoods, please send a CV, a cover letter, and anything else that makes your application stand out by email to jobs@biocarbonpartners.com clearly indicating which position you are applying for, re: Procurement Assistant – Lusaka in the subject line.  Please also send 3 reference contacts, a publication list, and anything else that will help your application stand out.

Applications are accepted from 17th November 2022 until the positions are filled.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

If an applicant receives no response within a 30-day period, they should consider their application unsuccessful.

 

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