Procurement Buying Assistant Job at LafargeHolcim Group - Jobs in Uganda

Procurement Buying Assistant

Location:  Uganda

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 12 December 2020

Hiring Organization  LafargeHolcim Group

Hima Cement Ltd. is a subsidiary of Bamburi Cement Ltd. which is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group. LafargeHolcim is the leading producer of building materials in the world. At Hima Cement, our Vision is "To be the preferred supplier of cement and concrete based building solutions in East Africa with a strong focus on customer experience."
Hima Cement works with all actors in the building and construction industry in Uganda – manufacturing and supplying a wide range of building and construction solutions designed to meet housing and construction needs from small projects like individual home buildings to major construction and infrastructure projects. Whether supplying high-quality cement to a craftsman or helping leading architects explore and deliver creative possibilities, Hima is committed to providing solutions that fit the needs of all its clients
In order to achieve the above objectives, Hima Cement limited seeks to recruit a motivated and competent individual for the position below;
Job Title : Procurement Buying Assistant
Vacancy Code : PBAX01
Reporting line : Local Category Manager
Duration : Contractor - Full time
Duty Station : Kasese
Job Summary; The incumbent will helps the procurement leadership to certify that a business has a constant supply of materials or equipment. They work primarily in an administrative capacity, doing tasks such as scheduling material purchases and deliveries and verifying current inventory. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Researching new suppliers for low value spot purchases and presenting them to Category managers for screening
• Sourcing and comparing prices from several suppliers for all low value spot purchases • Negotiating prices and delivery dates
• Checking that goods and services are fit for purpose and meet with the organization’s requirements prior to order placement
• Making sure goods arrive on time, and ensure that suppliers are paid on time
• Building relationship with low value spot purchase suppliers, conducting quarterly reviews
• Monitor and advise on any issues which present a risk or opportunity to the business

Profile & Personal Qualities
• Self-driven, results oriented.
• Able to plan and prioritise
• Comfortable dealing with people and a good listener
• Reliable, tolerant & determined
• Able to work extended hours when required
• Flexibility to work anywhere within Uganda is added advantage

Required Qualifications skills and attributes;
• Must have a Bachelors of Honors Degree in a Procurement and Supply Management or a related qualification from a recognized University.
• Postgraduate qualifications in CIPS or its equivalent is an added advantage.
• Minimum 2 years in a similar Procurement role (sourcing, operations) with exposure to optimal procurement processes and standards in a similar environment and/or organization.
• Demonstrated performance in working with cross-functional teams, with requisite drive and energy to ensure that challenging tasks are successfully delivered
• Knowledge and skills in the Electronic Procurement, and Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) like SAP is an added advantage.

Job Education Requirements: Must have a Bachelors of Honors Degree in a Procurement and Supply Management

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Application procedure

Hima cement will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, should send their CVs, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 12th December, 2020. (Email your application and CV to  and let’s save the environment).
Key Notes:
1. Hima Cement Limited is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
2. Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
3. Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
4. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
5. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The Human Resource Manager – Corporate
Hima Cement Ltd, Namanve Industrial Area
P.O Box 7230 Kampalaow to apply

Date Posted: 2020-12-09