Emploment Vacancies at Simba Cement PLC



Buyer II Jobs

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 downtime 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 
  • Accurate
  • 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 an 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 vacancies@simbacement.co.tz, on or before 08th May 2019.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.