Title:  Senior Project Manager

Closing Date:  23 December 2022
Location:  Gaborone, BW

Description: Debswana Diamond Company would like to invite suitably qualified innovative, results oriented and self-driven individuals to apply for the position listed and described below and join a professional team driven by service excellence, where the demands of the business are met by encouraging team work and addressing the needs of the individual.

Purpose of the Role

The Senior Project Procurement Manager is responsible for managing service delivery to the Cat 3 & 4 Projects (Major Capital Projects) Pipeline. To manage service delivery to these projects including: strategic planning and setting contracting strategies, identifying, negotiating and completion of national and international agreements needed to execute capital projects and contract management,  managing Project Procurement professionals, inclusive of EPCM procurement resources to ensure value is derived and Debswana’s commercial entitlement is enforced.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Manages fulfillment of Cat 3& 4 Capital Projects Pipeline, cost effectively and ethically within the Supply Chain policies and procedures
  • Develops and adapts the Project Procurement strategy and resources to ensure that Project procurement delivers on the rapid development and changing demand of its customers
  • Develops and implements Project Procurement policies to ensure adherence to best corporate and governance principles
  • Develops and manages talent for the discipline – this includes succession plans, mentor programs, performance management and any other applicable interventions
  • Ensures efficient, effective support systems e.g. project procurement policies, procedures, contractual terms and conditions and templates in compliance with all legal and corporate good governance, business ethics and sound commercial practice
  • Leads a dynamic team of Project Procurement professionals, inclusive of EPCM procurement resource
  • Leads contractual negotiations, establishes contracts and contract management to minimise commercial risk exposure
  • Maintains an adequate control environment to ensure the achievement of section goals
  • Manages Project Procurement Risks through effective real time risk logs
  • Manages local contract and supplier management in line with national and international agreement
  • Manages the dispute resolution (claims) process
  • Plans and sets contracting strategies to meet CEEP requirements
  • Plans, implements and manages project procurement deliverables needed for the De Beers and Anglo Stage Gate Reviews
  • Sets strategies, targets, plans and tactics for project procurement to drive the SCM and Group initiatives
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Other Job Responsibilities

  • Adheres to all safety health and environmental policies and procedures in areas of responsibility


  • Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain Management


10 years experience in Capital Procurement, with five (5) years in a senior capacity

Experience in commercial risk management and mitigation actions

Experience in mega capital projects

Experience in managing large disparate teams

Legal Certification/Professional Registration

Technical Competencies

  • Contracts
  • Safety & Mining Legislation
  • Physical Supply Chain & Operations
  • Strategy Formulation& Value Creation
  • Procurement Policy & Process
  • Commercial Risk Management
  • Managing Complex Cross Functional Business Relationships

Behavioral Competencies

  • Concern for Safety, Health and the Environment
  • Building Organisational capability
  • Service Orientation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
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Debswana is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please note that we only contact shortlisted candidates.

Fixed Term Contract
3 years