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Leaf Buyer at Premium Tobacco Malawi Limited

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

Premium Tobacco Malawi Limited

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the Vacant position of LEAF BUYER existing at our Head office in Lilongwe.


As a member of PTML Management team, the Leaf Buyer shall be responsible for Leaf procurement and sale management. The incumbent will be reporting to the Head of Leaf Sales.

Key Performance Areas:


  • Valuation of green
  • Buys green tobacco on both auction and contract markets
  • Allocation of Tobacco into relevant customer grades in line with customer allocation policy
  • Liaison with grower’s representatives/associations on emerging issues required for orderly marketing of green


  • Analysis, monitoring and evaluation of daily market trends in relation to buying policy
  • Controls the quality standards of purchases through inspection of green deliveries both on
    the floors and warehouses
  • Monitors intake and usage of tobacco in various customer accounts.


  • Monitors and ensures that the quality of the processed product and customer technical
    specifications are achieved at the time of processing
  • Recommends to the processing team remedial solutions for consistent production standards


  • Preparation of costing, pricing and offers for customers
  • Monitors customer packing
  • Checks and evaluates that the required customer quality and technical specifications are being
  • Coordinating information and data gathering to ensure continuous feedback to the customer and management on the product status


  • Crop forecast and projections
  • Gathering of crop intelligence to build on company annual crop throw
  • Manages the dissemination of information to stakeholders both internal and external on trade
    retirements relating to production and other emerging issues in the industry

Key Competencies

  • Result Oriented
  • Good leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Driving license


  • Should be 30 – 45 years of age
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or its equivalent Experience:
  • 5 years’ experience performing the above-mentioned Key Performance Areas (KPA) in a large organization.


Premium Tobacco Malawi Limited (PTML) is an equal opportunity employer and offers an attractive compensation package commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Method Of Application

Candidates who meet the above qualifications and attributes should submit their application, copies of academic and professional certificates and detailed CV with at least two traceable referees to:

The Head of Human Resources
Premium Tobacco Malawi Limited
P.O. Box 40075


Closing date for receiving applications is 30th November 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged

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