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24 Mar 2023

Head – Supply Chain at Mabiza Resources Limited

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Job Description

MRL wishes to fill the position indicated below. Interested applicants who meet the required competencies are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidates will be expected to have demonstrable competencies and qualifications relevant to the respective job.


1.1  Job Purpose

This position is responsible for managing the company’s supply chain function for inbound and outbound logistics,  ensuring the availability of goods for operations in compliance with Mabiza Resources Limited procurement policies and procedures and managing the company’s inventory by ensuring safe receipt, storage, issuing and accounting for stock according to company policy.

1.2  Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement the overall supply chain strategy.
  • Ensure availability of goods and services to meet production schedule.
  • Negotiating the best possible terms on behalf of the company and ensuring the best TOC for the company.
  • Managing all concentrate exports by ensuring the dispatch program is adhered to and submission of exports to management.
  • Ensure customs procedures are adhered to and keep management informed of any changes in customs Regulations.
  • Ensure SOPs are in place for the supply chain and conduct PTOs.
  • Ensuring all company policies, procedures, and the industry’s best practices relating to the supply chain are strictly adhered to.Authorise adjudications of received quotations/proposals and make commercial recommendations.
  • Responsible for supplier onboarding and ensuring local suppliers’ development to enhance the company’s social license with the community.
  • Train, mentor and evaluate supply chain employees to maximize their contributions to the company.
  • Developing and maintaining a team structure that adheres to Mabiza Resources Limited’s organizational framework policy enabling teamwork and personal development while focusing on the achievement of results
  • Prepare and manage the budget for the department.
  • Constantly seek new sources of supply thereby saving costs on behalf of the company and negotiating credit terms with suppliers.
  • Maintaining the procedure for the management of rotables and scrap disposal.
  • Supporting the development, implementation, and continual audit of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with company requirements for:

i. Accounting records and standards.

ii. Asset protection and internal financial controls.

  • Identifying specific areas for cost improvements and ensuring the development and improvement of the action plan to achieve these gains.
  • Inculcate managerial leadership practices that reflect company values and culture.
  • Maintain high morale among all employees and demonstrate a culture of learning achievement of results, personal accountability and integrity.
  • Lead, manage, and develop human capital to ensure adequate availability of skills within the company and core competencies within the supply chain.
  • Prepare and submit reports on time as required by management.
  • Providing regular operational and contractual reports to enable effective management of the key performance activities in the mine.
  • Seeking General Manager’s approval before committing the operation to contractual arrangements affecting broader work practices, pay rates, or other areas of the operation.
  • Communicating item description supply and specification changes to the inventory section to ensure the stock catalog is correct and up to date.


  • Unwavering integrity, honesty and transparency.
  • Sound judgment and ability to analyze situations and information.
  • Proven track record in the S.C.M (Supply Chain Management) discipline.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • High level of supervisory skills.
  • Knowledge of customs procedure.
  • Ability to organize and interpret statistical data to enable proper performance.
  • Excellent planning skills.
  • Excellent reporting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong Decision-Making Abilities.
  • Team player.

1.3  Qualifications

  • University Degree. A Master’s degree in Purchasing & Supply will be an advantage.
  • High level of computer skills in Word Excel and ERP
  • Minimum of 10 years experience of which 5 years in middle to senior management.
  • Mining industry or manufacturing experience will be an advantage.
  • Contract management knowledge and experience is a must.
  • Practicing license from the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply, ZIPS.
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Method of Application

MRL offers equal employment opportunities. If you are ready to take up this opportunity, e-mail or post your CV with a full application letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please apply to;

Human Resources Business Partner

Mabiza Resources Limited

P.O. 50799


Or email your application and C.V. to: [email protected]

Closing Date: 28th March 2023


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