Purchasing Officer
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Job Overview

We are seeking a Purchasing Officer for our Logistics Department. As a Purchasing Officer, your duties and responsibilities include buying products, raw materials or services that are needed to maintain the smooth functioning of our operations. 

You should look for the best quality products at an affordable price. You should be aware of the goods market and have strong analytical skills for identifying cost-effective deals.

If your experience and skills match our criteria for the role of Purchasing Officer, apply for this job now.

Responsibilities

  • Researching and evaluating potential vendors.

  • Comparing the prices of different vendors for gaining maximum ROI.

  • Negotiating contracts on reasonable terms for pricing and supply.

  • Tracking the orders and ensuring timely deliveries.

  • Monitoring purchased products to ensure quality.

  • Updating order details into our internal databases.

  • Issuing purchase reports including the cost analysis.

  • Ensuring stock availability and placing orders as and when required.

  • Verifying receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered.

  • Resolving shipments in error with suppliers.

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

  • Maintaining good relationships with suppliers.

  • Staying up-to-date with the latest market and industry trends.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Business Administration, Management or relevant field.

  • Proven track record of working as a Purchasing Officer, Purchasing Agent, Purchasing Manager or a similar role.

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

  • Strong understanding of purchasing processes and policies.

  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft office suite).

  • Ability to create reports and conduct a cost analysis.

  • Ability to make quick decisions.

  • Excellent negotiation skills.

  • Ability to accurately review the contracts.

  • Ability to manage time effectively.

  • Good problem-solving skills.

  • Extremely detail-oriented.

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • A keen eye to detail.

  • Exceptional customer service skills.

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