Thursday, March 3, 2016

Sourcing Specialist at Lumwana Mine, Solwezi, Zambia

Reporting to: Procurement 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 Sourcing Specialist.
Role Summary
Reporting to the Procurement Coordinator, you will be responsible for providing efficient delivery of Procurement services, through the management of Purchasing Transactions. Your duties will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Sourcing of stock and direct charge items
  • Engage in and maintain a high service level with end user / site customers
  • Engage and maintain a high on time delivery service level with all applicable suppliers
  • Ensure all purchases are in accordance to all HSE standards
  • Ensure you take a proactive approach to understand customer and technical needs for both stock and direct charge purchases. You will be expected to ensure prompt needs analysis has been carried out for all sourcing activities.
  • Ensure you understand and support applicable Tactical Plan deliverables both internally within the Supply dept. and those with cross functional requirements.
  • Prepare comprehensive price adjudications for standard Stock and Direct purchase items.
  • Ensure Purchasing policy and procedures are adhered to.
  • Ensure that Sourcing, and adjudication is processed within the stipulated time frames.
  • Identification and implementation of cost saving opportunities.
  • Obtain and record savings whilst ensuring that the applicable due diligence and analysis have been completed to ensure a total cost benefit is achieved. .
  • Conduct Supplier rationalisation, Product standardisation and record applicable cost benefits..
  • Abide by strict ethical standards in day to day activities and report any deviations to supervisor.
  • Adhere to Barrick Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
  • Continuously conduct market research and periodically report deliverables of the sourcing activities.
  • Ensure that all data and correspondence are filed correctly and update the system accordingly.
  • Communicate item description, supply and specification changes to inventory department to ensure stock catalogue is correct and up to date.
Experience & Qualifications
  • Advanced Diploma/Degree in Purchasing and Materials Management
  • Significant experience (5years) in Procurement, preferably in the mining environment.
  • Have an in depth knowledge and understanding of international procurement processes
  • Mandatory ZIPS and or CIPS membership
  • Conversant with ERP and Contract Management systems
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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