First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job
8 months ago

Sourcing Officer

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.

In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.

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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Sourcing Officer may be required to expedite procured goods and engage with suppliers, logistics and other stakeholders to ensure goods arrive in required time frame.
  • Sourcing Officer shall develop and maintain market and product knowledge for allocated spend categories.
  • Sourcing Officer shall work as a member of the Commercial team and will be expected to build and maintain professional working relationships with internal (warehouse, accounts, logistics, onsite customers) and external (suppliers, freight forwarders, buying houses) to fulfil the responsibilities of the role.
  • Source catalogued and direct charge goods from local and international suppliers to support Processing and Engineering/maintenance operations for stock replenishment, capital works and major equipment rebuilds.
  • Procure goods of acceptable price quality and specification from suppliers using company materials management systems and procedures.
  • Construct update and present reports to suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Analyse spend and consumption of goods and investigate drivers for changes to cost, demand and availability of goods.
  • Ensure documentation is filed as hard copy or electronically as per procedures.
  • Timely resolution of receiving/accounts queries on Purchase Orders
  • Deliver on role KPI’s as determined by Procurement Supervisor relating to customer engagement, transactional performance, safety and initiative.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Develop and execute procurement plans (weekly reorder, project procurement, shutdown support) for materials to support Processing and Engineering/maintenance operations
  • Capacity to understand basic technical information to understand quality and performance aspects of what is being purchased and relative criticality of items
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency in Pronto
  • Strong skills in MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Understanding of warehousing and inventory management
  • A basic understanding of commercial law, tax, economics, logistics and remote mine site supply chain management
  • Knowledge in basic health and safety
  • Category management: product, market, usage, stakeholder and spend analysis for allocated groups of goods
  • Systems: Pronto/Cognos, Excel and Outlook
  • Procurement process, negotiation and communication


  • Must have Grade 12 Certificate
  • Degree in (Engineering, Business, Logistics)
  • Commenced CIPS Qualifications
  • Fully paid up Member of (Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply) ZIPS
  • Experience
  • At least 3 years’ experience in the same or similar position (preferably in the mining industry or heavy industry (desirable) or mining inputs supply chain.
  • Previous experience in warehousing, inbound logistics or related commercial disciplines.

Behavioral Traits:

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Must be dependable and self-motivated
  • Excellent typing and writing skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact with people of different cultures
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Unquestionable integrity
  • Work independently and as part of a team.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and application on company website:

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Mining enterprises
Drilling and Exploration
Mining processing and refining
Mining engineering
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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