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Florian Walubela
Senior Contracts Officer , Mining and Metal
Mwanza, Tanzania
contracts and commercial specialist with over 7 years’ experience in the business. His expertise in mining closure projects and inventory reduction strategies has earned him credit in supply-chain management. He is a registered professional with the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management, CIPS and the Tanzanian-PSPTB.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
Professional Experience:
January 2018 to Date: Senior Contracts Officer
Acacia; Buzwagi & Bulyanhulu Gold Mines, Kahama Shinyanga
Job Summary:
Manages contracts’ processes and administration for the two Acacia big mines (Buzwagi-an open pit which is ramping down towards closure and Bulyanhulu-an underground mine currently producing under reduced operations mode). My role and focus for both mines is to drive cost reduction opportunities through contracts management and enable the business to breakeven.

June 2017 to December 2017: Warehouse Specialist (Supply Chain Lead)
Acacia; Pangea Minerals Ltd-Buzwagi Gold Mine, Kahama Shinyanga
Job Summary:
Manage mining contracts and lead the warehouse team of 15 personnel towards inventory optimization projects aimed at organizational changes and reducing stock levels to a desirable value. He also supported mining operations with the Fuel Management Systems and Processes that benefited the business.

December 2016 to June 2017: Supply Chain Analyst
Acacia; Pangea Minerals Ltd-Buzwagi Gold Mine, Kahama Shinyanga
Job Summary:
Maintaining inventory levels by maximizing accurate materials demand forecast by developing proper systems and procedures supporting the business. He also supervised the inventory and logistics teams to service daily operational demands.

March 2015 to December 2016: Contracts Officer (Administrator)
Acacia; Pangea Minerals Ltd-Buzwagi Gold Mine, Kahama Shinyanga
Job Summary:
Manage and service both Local and multinational contracts from tendering processes to the execution period by maximizing commercial value designed in achieving operational targets.

June 2014 to March 2015: Site Buyer
African Barrick Gold; Pangea Minerals Ltd-Buzwagi Gold Mine, Dar Es Salaam & Shinyanga
Job Summary:
Responsible with proper commodity sourcing and procurement from the local and global markets that demand high negotiation command.

March 2011 to June 2014: Site Buyer
Aveng Group; Moolman Mining Tanzania Ltd-Ango Gold Ashanti; Geita Gold Mine, Geita
Job Summary:
Control and supervise the buying and logistics portfolio with proper delivery of goods across the wider international market through an improved strategic sourcing methodology.
-Currently pursuing an Online Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Management, University of Essex, 2018 to Date
-Bachelor of Philosophy, Pontificia Università Urbaniana, 2010
-Online Certificate of Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers, University of Pretoria, 2016
-Advanced Level 5 Project Management, Institute of Supply Chain Management-UK, 2016
-Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply, the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, 2015
Affiliations and Achievements:
Professional Certification
o The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply-Registered Practitioner.
o Procurement and Supplies Professionals and Technicians Board-Registered Professional
o Institute of Supply Chain Management-UK Registered Member
Short Courses
o Certificate of attendance in Stores Management and Control of Stock, Procurement and Supplies Professionals and Technicians Board, 2013
o Certificate of achievement in in recognition of successfully passing Ethical Procurement and Supply, the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, 2015
o Certificate of Completion in Acacia Project Leadership training, 2015
o Certificate of Training in Safety Aid Level 1 (Gold Standard), Transvaal Training, 2012
Skills and Competences
o Analytical and strategic procurement practitioner.
o Change management leader with persuasive strength.
o Computer literate with vast ERP Systems capability in Pronto Xi, Sage Accpac and various web application systems such as Flowcentric and Qlikview.

Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Swahili, Italian
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