Purchasing Officer

Lane Xang Minerals Limited

N/A Boungkham Village Vilabouly District Savannakhet


Chifeng Gold’s Lane Xang Minerals Limited (LXML) operates the Sepon Gold and Copper Operation, located in Vilabouly District, Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR. Since operations commenced in 2003, LXML Sepon has produced over one million tonnes of copper cathode and over 1.2 million ounces of gold doré. In 2020, Sepon produced over 39,730 tonnes of copper and 64,809 ounces of gold doré. Sepon is projected to produce over 250,000 ounces of gold doré in 2021.

LXML is now positioning itself for future growth. With the transition from a copper-focused operation to a gold-focused operation completed in 2020 and with a number of other feasibility studies, a ramp up in exploration and with merging and acquisition activity underway, the future for LXML and the Sepon operation is unlimited in potential and opportunity.

To support our operation, we are seeking qualified candidates in the position of Purchasing Officer to join our Supply & Contracts team to deliver on our growth plans, and be a part of this exciting future.

Reporting directly to the Purchasing Expediting Coordinator, this role has direct accountability and responsibility for allocated procurement, expediting and logistics activities, which are to be managed in accordance with defined company policies, procedures and standards.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Creation of Purchase Orders in line with defined company policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Maintenance and documentation for all purchase activities
  • Work with Inventory, logistics, warehouse and finance team to ensure the receipt of goods, invoices and payment
  • Liaising with suppliers in support of all purchase order requirements
  • Expediting purchase orders
  • Supplier DIFOT performance management and reporting
  • Communication with and alignment on priorities with Procurement Team Members and Key End Users
  • Expedites and coordinates the dispatch of materials & equipment from suppliers to site in terms of PO requirements and site priorities.
  • Engage with suppliers to verify progress of the PO and reports back on status.
  • Maintains expediting reports with other team members and shares feedback with all team members.
  • Support Purchasing Expeditor Coordinator and Procurement Superintendent on sourcing activities
  • Provide back to back cover for Purchasing and Expediting Officers.
  • Ensure work is carried out in a way which maintains and promotes LXML reputation with stakeholders.
  • Provide support as required to the Procurement Superintendent.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Degree qualified in Purchasing, Logistics, Business, and/or Materials Management or equivalent is preferred.
  • Minimum 2 or more years’ experience in Expediting/ Purchasing/ Logistics related roles.
  • Competence in the use of Pronto, SAP or similar ERP system.
  • Microsoft suite of tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc).
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship management, teamwork and negotiation skills
  • High level effective communicator and influencer both internally and externally – written and verbal.
  • Exemplary personal safety record and ability to identify unsafe work practices and intervene
  • Relevant experience in mining or major international companies dealing with international suppliers and transportation providers.
  • Proven ability to identify and resolve supply chain risks and delivery schedule delays.
  • Attention to detail and able to manage work within agreed timelines.
  • Experience working in Asia Pacific / China, and ability to communicate in English and Lao/ Chinese /Thai
  • Understanding of purchasing, logistics, production planning and inventory management.

An attractive salary package, including a performance-based incentives and other benefits are on offer for this role. This is a great opportunity to join an exisiting world class mining operation and contribute towards the ongoing development of the biggest and best mining company in the Lao PDR.

To express your interest in this role, please submit your updated CV and Cover Letter to Recruitment@LXML.LA Indicate on the subject line of the email: Application for (Position title), (First and Last Name) before the closing date of 3 August 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview and your submitted documents will not be returned.

Phonsinuan Village, P.O. Box 4486, Vientiane, Lao PDR Tel: +856 21 268 200

Nalao Village, Kaisone District, Savannakhet Tel: +856 41 212686

Lane Xang Minerals Limited

Lane Xang Minerals Limited

N/A Boungkham Village Vilabouly District Savannakhet

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Email : Recruitment@LXML.LA
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Lane Xang Minerals Limited (LXML) operates the Sepon Gold and Copper Operation located in Vilabouly District, Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR.  Since the commencement of operations in 2003, Sepon has produced over 900,000 tonnes of Copper and over 1.2 million ounces of Gold.  In 2017 Sepon produced 63,000 tonnes of Copper Cathode and is expected to produce 70,000 to 80,000 tonnes in 2018.

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