Procurement Officer

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Our client, a dynamic company in the Energy sector, seeks an energetic procurement Officer who will play a vital role in ensuring the efficient sourcing and procurement of goods and services necessary for the company’s operations. The procurement Officer will be responsible for managing the entire procurement process from sourcing suitable suppliers to negotiating contracts, with focus on optimizing costs, quality and delivery times. Your skills and expertise will directly contribute to the success and sustainability of our operations in Zambia.

Reporting: Operations Manager

Location: Lusaka


Identify potential and suitable suppliers, assess their capabilities and establish strong partnerships.

Conduct regular market research to stay abreast on industry trends, pricing, laws, and supplier availability.

Negotiate contract terms with suppliers, to ensure favorable pricing and terms.

Develop and implement policies and strategies aligned with the company goals and objectives.

Coordinate procurement activities across departments, ensuring timely delivery of goods and services.

Monitor and evaluate supplier performance, addressing any discrepancies as they arise.

Analyze procurement information to identify cost-saving opportunities and drive efficiency.

Implement cost reduction initiatives without compromising on quality or service levels.

Optimize inventory levels to minimize carrying costs while ensuring adequate supply.

Assess and mitigate risks associated with procurement activities such as disruptions or quality issues.

Ensure compliance with regulations, standards and internal policies.

Maintain accurate procurement records and documentation for audit purposes.

Provide guidance to stakeholders on procurement processes and best practice.

Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including finance teams, project teams, engineers etc. to understand procurement needs and requirements.


Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or related field.

Proven experience in procurement, preferably within the energy sector or related industry.

Strong negotiation skills with the ability to build and maintain supplier relationships.

Proficiency in procurement systems and software (e.g. SAP, Oracle)

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

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Out-Resource Business Support (ORBS) understands what it takes to manage a business. It is a multi-disciplinary company whose aim is to provide its clients with an all-inclusive support service covering business advisory, corporate governance and compliance, financial accounting and tax management, human resource and payroll as well as business technology solutions. This business model ensures that clients experience a journey of long-term success and innovative results that are customised to their business needs.