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Lao Brewery Company Limited (LBC) is a leading brewery company in Lao PDR. Beerlao Company has always been an employer of choice and we are well recognized in our best policy for employees. We employ more than 2,100 people, mainly Lao national. We are currently looking for an energetic and hardworking person to join in Procurement team with Lao Brewery Company.

Lao Brewery Company Limited (LBC) is a leading brewery company in Lao PDR. Beerlao Company has always been an employer of choice and we are well recognized in our best policy for employees. We employ more than 2,100 people, mainly Lao national. We are currently looking for an energetic and hardworking person to join in Procurement team with Lao Brewery Company.

Key Responsibilities:

This role will report directly to the Procurement and Value Director and will be responsible including but not limited as outlined below:

  • Follow up diligently on purchase requisitions raised by users and as assigned by Senior Manager
  • Purchase the right quality & quantity of materials and/or services from the right source at the right time with the right price & terms
  • Negotiate to secure the most competitive prices & terms
  • Prepare bidding documents including product specifications
  • Coordinate branded product samples for approval
  • Liaise with other departments on all issues related to procurement matters as well as procurement regional head office
  • Collate packing and allocation list from various departments
  • Maintain proper documentation & filing system to allow effective audit trails
  • Identify new sources, develop & manage relationship with vendors
  • Demonstrate highest level of professionalism, integrity & impartiality to all existing & prospective vendors of company
  • Develop and implement short and long term procurement strategies to maximize value of marketing budget and 3rd party spend
  • Maintain proper filing system for purchase documentations
  • Prepare monthly procurement savings reports

Competencies Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field
  • Minimum 3 years relevant procurement experience within all aspects of strategic and tactical procurement on regional level and sourcing experience
  • Experience in sourcing of Advertising & Promotions categories and contract negotiations
  • Technical knowledge & understanding of category specifications
  • High level of integrity & positive work ethics
  • Good negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to plan & communicate effectively with all levels
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team

Application’s deadline is 25 March 2021