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Section Head Purchasing - Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC)

Location: Hwange
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) is the leading generator of electrical energy in Zimbabwe and supplies the bulk of the nation's electrical power requirements from its five power stations. The company is inviting suitably qualified and motivated persons to fill the following vacant position that has arisen: 

Section Head Purchasing - Hwange REF: ZPCHR04/03/22 

The Position Reporting to the General Manager, this is a key position at Hwange Power Station. The main purpose of this job is to execute full . purchasing functions and ensure that material of the quantity and quality is procured at minimum possible cost. 

Key Performance Areas

  • • Implements guidelines for cost effective procurement for the Station. 
  • Reviews suppliers' list and recommends new suppliers with favourable terms of trade and capacity to deliver.
  • Liaises with shipping agents to ensure the Station shipment is expedited. 
  • Guides the Station management on the appropriate procurement strategy.
  • Sensitizes the Station on processing the relevant documentation on time.
  • Ensures continuous inflow of requirements in liaison with the Station's Stores section in a cost effective manner.
  • Assists the Station's project appointed managers to ensure projects are executed on time to avoid overruns
  • Reviews and recommends changes in processes and procurement procedures to plug loopholes ensuring the non-exposure of the procurement system.
  • Provides guidance and team leadership to the Purchasing team at Hwange Power Station in a bid to achieve Station objectives in compliance to procurement regulations.
  • Executes all activities in line with the Integrated Management System requirements (ISO 9001:2015, ISO 45001:2018, ISO 14001: 2015). 

Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree in Purchasing or Supply or equivalent.
  • A Post Graduate qualification such as an MBL/MBA or equivalent.
  • Valid membership of a recognized professional Institution.
  • 8 years relevant experience of which 5 years should be at senior level. 

Essential Competencies

  • Must have the gravitas and influencing ability to consult and build positive relationships, negotiate and communicate with all levels of staff, suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Must be a highly focused, results driven and proactive individual who demonstrates accountability for quality outcomes and display a high degree of commercial acumen and problem solving abilities. 

To Apply

Applications from prospective candidates with detailed curriculum vitae and certified copies of certificates should be received by not later than the 18th of March 2022 addressed to:- 

Senior Manager Human Resources

Zimbabwe Power Company

P.O Box MP 274

Mount Pleasant


or hand delivery to

Senior Manager

Human Resources

Zimbabwe Power Company

12th Floor, Megawatt House

44 Samora Machel Avenue


Or email: 

NB. ZPC's recruitment policy does not require any prospective job seekers to make payments to the Organization or any of its employees as a way of securing employment.

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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