Procurement Manager

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Job Description The Procurement Manager is responsible for leading and coordinating the country’s procurement activities. They set local procurement targets aligned with group goals, oversee procurement operations, and ensure compliance with organizational policies. Additionally, they execute sourcing strategies, ensure efficient purchasing transactions, and oversee the local procurement teams’ functional and managerial responsibilities.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop and direct Procurement vision and strategic targets in alignment with business goals.
  • Collaborate with CCBA Group Procurement to develop category strategies.
  • Lead team members according to CCBA Group Procurement principles.
  • Oversee direct reports’ target setting, performance reviews, and career development.
  • Facilitate intra- and inter-country collaboration through CCBA Procurement Excellence.
  • Assess and address the impact of changing regional and local Procurement policies.
  • Actively support the roll-out of CCBA Procurement initiatives within the country.
  • Support procurement infrastructure optimization aligned with CCBA Procurement Excellence.
  • Ensure execution of country Procurement action plan and monitor savings.
  • Support strategic sourcing activities and partnerships with key suppliers.
  • Maintain an updated Contract repository and ensure compliance with Procurement Policy.
  • Embed the Coca-Cola Procurement Process (CCPP) in the Procurement Sourcing Function.
  • Coordinate internal stakeholders’ support for CCBA Group Procurement initiatives.
  • Ensure sourcing events execution and contract compliance follow-up.
  • Support supplier classification, evaluation, and audit policies.
  • Track and manage supplier performance using standardized data/reports.
  • Lead supplier development activities aligned with CCBA Group Procurement strategy.
  • Identify potential contract improvement opportunities and re-negotiate.
  • Communicate cost reduction plans and targets.
  • Accountable for Service Level Agreements between Procurement and Internal Stakeholders.
  • Build and enhance key customer relationships for customer satisfaction.
  • Develop and manage relationships with internal stakeholders.
  • Develop and monitor the Procurement budget and analyze cost-effectiveness.
  • Design and deploy capability-building programs in line with business priorities.
  • Clearly communicate performance expectations and address issues related to performance.
Skills, Experience & Education
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Purchasing & Supply or Supply Chain Management or equivalent.
  • CIPS / MCIPS Certification is an added advantage.
  • Member of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply with a valid Practicing license.
  • 5+ years of operational procurement experience
  • At least 2+ years in a procurement leadership role
  • Business & Commercial Acumen.
  • Legal Contracting & Negotiation skills.
  • Compliance, Governance and Ethics.
  • Stakeholder relationship management.
  • Networking, Influencing and Communication Skills.
  • Project Management Skills.
  • Strong cognitive skills (judgement; analytical skills).
  • Team management and development.

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