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Category Specialist - 1

Lafarge Zambia is looking to recruit dynamic, motivated, enthusiastic and qualified individuals in various Departments based at Chilanga and Ndola Plants as follows:


To contribute to the bottom-line savings and revenue, by proactively participating in driving initiatives for acquiring products and services

To carry out sourcing and procurement activities in compliance with Legislation, Group Procurement Guidelines, Company Policies, Procedures and ethical guidelines.

To carry out regular market research and analysis on sources of products and services to reduce supply risk and increase leverage on volumes.

Foster trust relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of services.

Place appropriate orders to ensure product availability that meets consumer demands.

Determine the positioning of product categories to maximize visibility.

Liaise with Sales & Marketing teams to determine competitive pricing and promotional activities of product categories.

Forecast product demand to ensure the sustainability of inventory.

Form functional partnerships with customers to understand demand and forecast for products and services in order to meet customer needs.

Manage source production, in-transit and inventory of products as well as efficiently coordinate end -to-end supply chains for products.

Conduct on going supplier review.

Ensure all Lafarge employees and by extension the Contractor employees engaged in Lafarge work on and off site work safely and all work areas conform to the Company’s Health and Safety requirements


University Degree in a Business related field. CIPS Level 6.

Three 3 years’ experience in procurement/ category management and sourcing in a Retail or FMCG environment.

Knowledge of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), preferably SAP.

Customer service oriented.

Effective communication skills.

Good negotiation skills.

Good analytical skills.

How to apply

Applicants may send their application letters and curriculum vitae to the under listed below:

Only emailed applications will be accepted.

Application deadline
14 Dec 22:00
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