MTN Sourcing Specialist – Inventory & Logistics Jobs in Zambia

MTN Sourcing Specialist – Inventory & Logistics Jobs in Zambia

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

• Manages the sourcing process for the consumer and enterprise cost of sales (COS) business units (BUs) in compliance with prescribed policies, procedures, directives, budgets and SLAs;

• Working with the respective BUs develops and monitors the inventory levels and demand forecasts for the consumer & enterprise products;

• 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 the business;

• 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;

• Market research regarding devices and market trends of sales both to customers and distributors;

• Manages and undertakes all customs related activities to ensure timely and uninterrupted clearing, forwarding and compliance to audit requirements;

• 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, procurement and customs process and service level agreements;

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

• Ensures full compliance 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 ways to improve existing processes and procedures to enhance effectiveness efficiency and performance (working towards Centre of Excellence);

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

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. Added advantage is qualification in customs clearing and/or first degree in Purchasing and Supply or Business Administration;

• Minimum 5 years proven experience with at least 3 years’ customs experience within a busy 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

    How to Apply

  • Women are strongly encouraged to apply
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