Purchasing Specialist
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Job Overview  

We are looking forward to hiring a talented and dedicated candidate to join us as a Purchasing Specialist.   

As a Purchasing Specialist, you will be responsible for handling day-to-day activities of production department. You will be responsible for identifying purchasing needs as well as identifying vendors for goods and services.   

Furthermore, you should have a professional certification in APICS and CPIM will be an added advantage for the candidate. You should possess extraordinary knowledge of procurement strategies. In addition to this, you should have the ability to work for long working hours as well as on holidays.  

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

Responsibilities  

  • Understanding the purchasing needs and demands.  

  • Identifying the suppliers and vendors for goods.  

  • Negotiating with the suppliers which include price, quality, delivery time, etc.  

  • Preparing purchasing terms and conditions as well as pricing quotes.  

  • Creating purchase orders and ensuring that they tally with the order received.  

  • Analyzing the invoices to ensure accuracy.  

  • Maintaining a healthy relationship with the vendors and suppliers.  

  • Tracking stock in the inventory and restocking the items as and when required.  

  • Working closely with the Production and Sales team members.  

  • Inspecting the quality of the stock on a regular basis.  

  • Adhering to the rules and regulations of the company.  

  • Preparing and presenting inventory reports to the Purchasing Manager.  

  • Resolving shipment issues faced by the vendors.  

  • Updating the order details in the internal database.  

  • Staying up to date with the latest trends in the industry.  

Requirements  

  • Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Business Administration, or relevant field. A high school diploma will also be considered.  

  • Proven work experience as a Purchasing Specialist, Purchasing Assistant, or a similar position in the Logistics department.  

  • Professional certification in APICS and CPIM will be an added benefit.  

  • Sound knowledge of supply chain procedures.  

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of purchasing procedures.  

  • Ability to work in a stressful environment.  

  • Good oral and written communication skills.  

  • Amazing ability to solve complex problems.  

  • Exceptional sales and negotiation skills.  

  • Ability to work on holidays as well as weekends.

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