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Procurement Officer

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. is an established and growing mining and metals company currently operating four mines and developing projects worldwide. Our aim is to become a globally diversified mining and metals company. With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world. We currently produce copper cathode, copper in concentrate, nickel, gold and sulphuric acid. First Quantum’s current operations are the Kansanshi copper-gold mine in Zambia, the Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine in Mauritania, the Kevitsa nickel-copper-PGE mine in Finland and the Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine in Australia. When our current projects are in operation, we expect we will be able to triple our annual copper production capacity and be positioned within the world’s 10 largest copper producers. Sentinel is the first mine to be developed at the Trident project in the North Western Province of Zambia. The project comprises five large-scale mining licences and significant geological potential exists for expansion of operations, including the Enterprise nickel mine announced in December 2012. First Quantum is investing US$1.725-billion at the Sentinel mine and construction remains on time and on budget. Plant commissioning will commence in mid-2014 and copper production is expected reach 280 - 300,000 tonnes per annum.

Key Responsibilities:

• Source for the best possible products at the most competitive prices

• Ensure prompt delivery of goods to meet Production demands

• Prepare orders, submit for approval and send them to suppliers

• Perform any other duties as reasonably assigned by the lead buyer/supervisor

• Keep abreast of all contract analysis trend, trends in pricing and current production and supply news

• Ability to work well and interact with end users and stakeholders at all levels

• Able to take ownership of given tasks and product category

Qualifications:

• Degree in Business related filled(Added advantage)

• CIPS member (Level 5) Desirable

• Fully paid up Member of ZIPS(Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply)

Experience & Skills:

• Negotiate the best deal for pricing and supply contract

• Develops plans for purchasing equipment, services and supplies

• Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently

• Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office

• Proficiency in Pronto

Excellent skills in Excel

• Knowledge in basic health and safety

• Two (2) years experience in the same or similar position (preferably in the mining industry)

Behavioral Traits:

• Ability to work under pressure

• Must be dependable and self-motivated

• Excellent computer and report writing skills

• Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Ability to interact with people of different cultures

• Accurate and precise attention to detail

• A basic understating of general terms and conditions of contracts

• Able to work under minimum supervision

• Unquestionable integrity

How to apply

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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Founded in 1996, this company's operating platform currently consists of seven mines and one copper smelter across six countries: Kansanshi mine in Zambia, Guelb Moghrein in Mauritania, Las Cruces in Spain, Pyhäsalmi in Finland, Ravensthorpe in Australia and Çayeli in Turkey. First Quantum Minerals is uniquely positioned with a successful exploration program, an industry-leading project development track record, tier-one operating assets, an attractive project pipeline and good investment opportunities.
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