Officer, Procurement


Job description:

General Role Purpose (brief description of this job)

Reporting to the Procurement Supervisor and working closely with the support staff, the Procurement Officer will be responsible for effective expediting activities across the Cobre Panama site in accordance with Group policies and procedures, as well as the adherence to all relevant statutory requirements.

Qualifications (required for job) & Knowledge & Experience

  • A Tertiary Qualification in Purchasing Management or relevant discipline preferred.
  • 4 + years' experience in a similar purchasing or procurement role, preferably within a Mining or engineering environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong influencing, stakeholder engagement and change management capabilities.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to function and communicate effectively in a fast-paced environment is essential.
  • Knowledge of any ERP system and JDE Oracle will be advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of the local supplier market.
  • Experience in supervision of international and local purchasing activities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office application.
  • Core Specific Responsibilities & Expected Deliverables

  • Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.
  • Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within the section.
  • Adherence to all FQM Cobre Panama policies and standing operating procedures.
  • Plan and manage procurement and expediting of goods and services according to operational requirements and time frames.
  • Perform expediting activities for goods and materials from local and international suppliers as required, including, but not limited to, the following: Expedite supplier purchase order receipt and purchase order delivery dates with local and international suppliers to meet the needs of the business. Monitor, report and escalate local and international supplier non-compliance with agreed delivery dates.Facilitate customs clearance with local clearing agent for goods and materials delivered by international suppliers.Liaise and negotiate with suppliers to remedy anomalies in materials delivered.Liaise with suppliers and internal customers to ensure timely inspection of equipment and materials during manufacture where required. Establish and maintain excellent working relationships within the procurement, wider commercial team, and all areas of the Operation.
  • Be an active contributor to the 'team' environment of procurement personnel striving to consistently deliver and exceed expectations.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Behavioural Traits / Personal Characteristics

  • Bolder: Flexible, versatile, and prepared to take on challenges as needed.
  • Smarter: always looks for efficiencies and better ways of doing things
  • Driven: Sets high standards, is motivated and determined.
  • Together: communicates well with peers and understand others views.
  • Operational Requirements

    Cobre Panama is a remote site. This exciting position is based on-site and will be focusing on driving and delivering operational accountability and ownership across various units at Cobre Panama site. Rosters and working hours may vary depending on business requirements.

    Environmental Responsibilities

  • Comply with current environmental regulations in Panama
  • Comply with the commitments contained in the Environmental Impact Studies and other additional studies in this regard, which apply to your area and activities.
  • Comply with the provisions of the Minera Panama Environmental Management System.
  • Publicada el 29/06/2022

    Finaliza el 07/07/2022

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