MTN Procurement Manager – Commercial Jobs in Zambia

MTN Procurement Manager – Commercial Jobs in Zambia


The key responsibilities for this role include but not limited to the following:

• Manages the sourcing process for the Commercial Business Units (BUs) in compliance with prescribed policies, procedures, directives, budgets and SLAs;

• Develops a procurement plan for the Commercial BUs based on a comprehensive needs analysis with internal customers;

• Brings procurement and sourcing expertise to Commercial Business Units by providing input on cost, performance, market risk, market availability, quality and reliability of product/ service components required by departments;

• Applies negotiating techniques with suppliers, in the procurement of goods, materials and services to ensure highest quality products are purchased for the best Total Cost of Ownership (TCO);

• Develops and maintains an appropriate vendor base in line with prescribed supplier management techniques;

• Ensures contracting and contractual agreements administration is undertaken as per policy;

• Develops and effectively implements the company’s procurement strategies that are aligned to the Commercial business units to ensure achievement of the MTN Zambia business objectives;

• Disseminates, orients and supports internal customers on all matters related to sourcing and procurement process and service level agreements;

• Ensures full adoption and usage of the sourcing and contract management tools (Oracle) and reporting tools;

• Ensures full compliance of own and direct reports to the Procurement Policy, Processes, Procedures and Directives;

• Participates in the forecasting, planning, development and review of the budget for the Procurement section;

• Actively contributes to
the development of the overall Finance Strategy with focus on supply chain management and cost optimization;

• Continually seeks continuous improvement and working towards Centre of Excellence;

• Advises Senior Manager and management team on leading trends, identifying risks and providing recommendations to mitigate the same;

• Effectively manages the development of direct reports, effectively linking performance management and KPIs, learning & development, talent management and the MTNZ Employee Value Proposition to achieve optimum performance.

Candidate Requirements

• Grade 12 certificate with 5 credits or better of which English and Mathematics are a must;

• Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) qualification or equivalent and First degree in Purchasing and Supply or Business Administration is an added advantage:

• Minimum 5 years proven experience with at least 3 years at management level within a large organization;

• Experience in a telecommunication or FCMG environment is an added advantage;

• Valid membership of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS);

  • Experience in Months: 60

  • Level of Education: Bachelor Degree.



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