Contracts Specialist at Lumwana Mine, Solwezi, Zambia

Reporting to: Contracts Coordinator
Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC), a copper mining company owned by Barrick Gold Corporation is situated in the North Western region of Zambia, some 300 km west of the Zambian Copperbelt and 95 km south west of the provincial capital of Solwezi. The mine is a multi-pit, multi staged operation mining approximately 100MT of ore and waste per annum and producing copper concentrates containing an average of 120,000 tonnes of copper metal per year over a twenty (20) year mine life, making Lumwana the largest single open cut copper mine in Africa. The Company is now looking for an experienced and qualified individual to be considered for the position of Contracts Specialist.
Role Summary
Reporting to the Contracts Coordinator, you will be responsible for administering all aspects of tender and contract preparation, evaluation, award and administration of service contracts in line with operational requirements and departmental goals. Your duties will include but not limited to the following:

  • Prepare and administer assigned contracts
  • Assist in management of contracts
  • Apply LMC’s tendering and contracting procedures in line with current policy
  • Assist Contracts Coordinator in ensuring that all contractors on site conform to commercial requirements of the company
  • Provide accurate commercial advice to LMC personnel on tendering and contractual matters
  • Ensure all company policies and procedures in relation to contracting are adhered to
  • Have input into the ongoing review of standard suite of contract terms and conditions to ensure standardisation as per company’s requirements
  • Obtain savings through effective contracts negotiations
  • Abide by sound ethical standards in day to day activities and report any deviations to supervisor
  • Conduct supplier rationalisation, and variety reduction and record savings achieved as a result
  • Continuously conduct market research and periodically report deliverables of the sourcing activities
  • Become actively involved in Barrick’s aims and objectives of engaging with the local community and strive to leave a positive impact on the longer-term outcomes for local people. Promote the integration between this engagement and the success of the business
  • Provide a consistent and quality service to all our customers and ensure customer satisfaction is achieved.

Experience & Qualifications
  • Degree in Business Administration or Purchasing & Supply
  • Background of engineering, accounting or law will be an added advantage
  • Significant experience of 5 years in Contracts Management/Administration, preferably in the mining or industrial environment
  • Have an in depth knowledge and understanding of International Contracts.
  • Sound knowledge of contract law both Zambian and English
  • Must have strong negotiation skills
  • Good computer skills in MS Office suite with the ability to use integrated management systems, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications
  • Exposure to Pronto or other ERP Systems
  • Must be a Member of Zambia Institute of Purchasing & Supply (ZIPS).
Zambian Nationals who meet requirements for this position and are resident in Zambia are strongly encouraged to apply
Applicants may be subjected to any of the following: a Security and / or Police Clearance Check; a Competence Assessment, Qualifications, Credit and Reference Checks.
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