Job Vacancy at Tanga Cement Plc, Buyer II

Job Title: Buyer II

Job Description
Key responsibilities:

Purchase goods, machinery, equipment, raw materials and/or other supplies either for consumption in own organization or for resale to the trade. Is required to assist with decisions on prices, deliveries, quality, terms and conditions of purchasing, sources of supply in accordance

Principle Accountabilities:

Organize the work of  the procurement section to process  purchases of the Company

Manage purchases of the company to minimize down time cost by ensuring cost effective purchases, orders are raised as required and approved suppliers are being used.

Source goods and services – Identify the best local or foreign supplier for the order required. Item sourced are per required specification and ensure a timeous response to requisitions with quotes processed as per the procurement procedure

Process orders – Ensure orders placed, delivery dates and terms agreed with supplier. Monitor undelivered items and ensure SAP procurement housing is regularly done

Expedite deliveries – Follow up on the status of orders with suppliers and maintain the order status report.

Negotiations with Suppliers

Manage performance of suppliers  in the portfolio- Rate supplier performance, share with superior and agree on action plans to close gaps annually

Process Purchase Requisitions raised in SAP by issuing RFQs, conducting negotiations with suppliers and creating purchase orders

Resolve/implement/correct audit recommendations timely

Ultimately responsible for safe working practices especially in areas of responsibility.

Environment:  Ensure environmental procedures are complied with, identify and manage the environmental aspects and impacts in his/her area and instill environmental awareness culture in his/her area.

Any other duties as may be assigned by line management

Key requirements:

Degree in  Procurement and Logistics/ Supply Chain Management or equivalent

Registered member of a recognized professional body  (i.e. PSPTB Tanzania or CIPS)


2-3 years’ experience in Procurement, preferably in a multinational manufacturing company

Knowledge & Skills

Functional SAP Knowledge

Computer literacy

Reasonably independent and able to resolve own difficulties

Able to organize work of section

Good planning skills and insight to foresee and investigate difficulties in obtaining parts, equipment and other supplies

Service oriented to internal  departments

Strong supplier negotiation skills

Total honest and trustworthy

Good attention to detail


Able to think logically  and work methodologically

Able to complete tasks assigned to the standard and satisfaction of senior management

Service oriented to internal  departments

Able to respond to demanding situations and high work pressure

Contracts management

Commodity procurement knowledge

Strategic sourcing experience

Excellent verbal and written profession business English skills

Salary and Benefits
Tanga Cement offers attractive salary and benefits in line with the candidate’s qualifications, skills and experience.

How to Apply
Send your CV and copies of relevant certificates by email to, on or before 08th May 2019.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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