Posted Job
over 2 years ago

Procurement Team Lead

Yalelo is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic, ready to hit the ground running, hands-on Procurement Team Lead, who is to work directly with the Operations Analyst. The Procurement Team Lead is accountable for the efficient and effective delivery of Yalelo’s central procurement and contract management functions, by leading a team in operational activities that ensure alignment with Yalelo’s Procurement Framework, maximizing financial outcomes, and support the strategic and operational objectives of the broader Procurement Team. This position is responsible for supervising the daily activities of the purchasing function and ensuring the business obtains high quality products at competitive prices and without disruption to operational activities across the organization. The Procurement Team leaders will also contribute to the development of processes and procedures from their thorough knowledge of the functional area under their supervision.

The Right-Fit candidate will possess the following Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:


  • A minimum of two (2) years previous experience as buyer or a related field
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Purchasing and Inventory Management
  • CIPS or relevant professional business qualifications desirable


  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making and negotiating skills with proficiency in building stakeholder relationships
  • Knowledge of Supply Management and Enterprise Resource Planning software
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and basic analytical functions including the use of pivot tables, charts and basic analytical tools for data organization


  • Results oriented with ability to function in a team environment
  • Demonstrated team leadership capabilities alongside a willingness to take direction from supervisors
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Systematic ability to manage multiple tasks while effectively meeting deadlines
  • In depth commercial awareness and a strategic approach to procurement
  • Strong subject matter expertise and thought leadership in all aspects of Procurement Operations
  • Sound knowledge of relevant business issues and procurement needs and requirements
  • Deep understanding of Procurement best practice
  • If this is YOU, Yalelo would love to hear from you today!!!

How to Apply

Submit your Curriculum Vitae (CV) together with a cover letter in one MS Word document to:

Application deadline
11 Jun
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Yalelo is a pioneer of aquaculture in Zambia, bringing together local resources and world-leading practices. The company implements a scalable solution to ease the pressure on Zambia’s wild-capture fisheries sector. Founded in 2011, Yalelo is now a leading fisheries firm in Zambia and among the largest aquaculture firms in Africa. This company breeds and grows its tilapia on the shores of Lake Kariba and sells nation-wide. Yalelo’s pristine water locally produced non-GMO fish feed and a robust cold-chain result in product quality and affordability that are transforming customer experience.

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