Purchasing Manager
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Job Overview

We are looking for a Purchasing Manager to join our Logistics Department.

As a Purchasing Manager, your duties and responsibilities include 

  • Implementing the best purchasing strategies

  • Maintaining positive relationships with suppliers

  • Purchasing orders that are products, raw materials or services 

  • Coordinating with the team member regarding their supply needs

You will be accountable for buying the best quality products, materials, goods, or services. You will also be managing the vendors and discover the most cost-effective deals for purchasing the materials. 

If your experience and skills match our criteria for the role of Purchasing Manager, apply for this job now. We will love to meet you

Responsibilities

  • Identifying the need to purchase products.

  • Planning and executing cost-effective purchasing strategies.

  • Forecasting the demands of products and materials.

  • Researching the vendors that are selling the best products at competitive prices. 

  • Negotiating with vendors to arrive at affordable pricing.

  • Maintaining good relationships with suppliers.

  • Coordinating with suppliers and manufacturers.

  • Collaborating with the team to develop purchasing plans and find potential vendors.

  • Keeping a record of all purchased items and vendors.

  • Monitoring the stock levels.

  • Presenting inventory reports to higher management.

  • Supervising the inventory staff.

  • Staying updated with the latest market trends.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or relevant field.

  • Proven 2 years of experience working in the Purchasing Department as a Purchasing Manager, Purchasing Officer, Purchasing Assistant or a similar role. 

  • Understanding of Purchasing management software such as SAP, Oracle SCM Cloud, etc.

  • Ability to negotiate with vendors and forecast the demand levels.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong organization and analytical skills.

  • Exceptional customer service skills.

  • Strong sales skills.

  • Ability to maintain store standards and conditions. 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

  • Customer-oriented individual and an outstanding problem-solver.

  • Good numerical abilities.

  • A keen eye on details for accuracy.

  • Good time management skills.

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