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Procurement Officer

Yalelo is seeking a highly analytical, meticulous and hand – on individual to work as a Purchasing Officer. The purchasing officer will directly support the commercial business partner in procuring products to support the company’s day to day operations.

This position is open to Zambians Only.

The role is primarily based in Lusaka with occasional travel as and when required. The best-suited individual must be an A-player, highly motivated, energetic, hard-working with a passion for excellence.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing supplier relationships.
  • Timely Processing and checking of internal customer requisitions and escalation for missing information to ensure specification accuracy
  • Processing and checking Purchase orders in Procurify and Sage.
  • Vendor interface and communication to compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates
  • Monitor vendor performance and make the necessary follow-ups to avoid delays.
  • Participate in scheduled meetings on day to day basis with vendor personnel to discuss clarifications, discrepancies, sort out issues and to communicate the company’s viewpoints on good mutual business relationships built on timely and proper material deliveries.
  • Coordinate with end users as required on technical approvals and specifications
  • Coordinate with the transport team, arrange the transportation details and delivery information.
  • Follow up with Material Discrepancy Report & Settles MDRs
  • Foster collaborative working relations with other members of the logistics team
  • Maintain strong, regular, productive communication between Logistics and cross-functional teams/departments
  • Implement improvement processes and systems to improve effectiveness and efficiency The

The Essentials:

  • A Bachelor’s degree preferred (Supply Chain, Business) or 1-3 years sourcing
  • A valid Driver’s License
  • Well-spoken and written English
  • Solid Analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel is a Must-Have)
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing requirements and priorities
  • Detail orientated and able to work under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills to interact effectively with vendors and internal contacts from all areas of the company.
  • This is a full-time position and the successful candidate must be available to work weekdays and weekends.

If you are the one, Yalelo wants to hear from you today!!!!

How to Apply

Submit your CV and application on company website:

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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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