Our client is looking for an enthusiastic person with interpersonal skills for the position of Purchasing Coordinator.
The candidate will work in close collaboration with the Head of Procurement and will manage the procurement function of two African entities.
To manage and be conversant with the actual procurement business processes, policies, procedures and ERP/Procurement systems in place on both sites
Identify opportunities for cost savings, risk mitigation and improved supplier relationships whilst ensuring value and quality is maintained in line to the company’s policies and/or expectations.
To find and appraise new suppliers when necessary while ensuring current suppliers are treated fairly
Accountable for negotiating with suppliers, liaising with stakeholders internally to review vendor performance, and mitigate risk through the successful execution of coherent procurement strategies
To review and update the purchasing and stores policies and procedures as and when required
To monitor stock levels to keep wastage reduced.
Due to the remoteness of the sites and short period of the off crop, the candidate will be responsible for the effective and timely sourcing of goods and services.
To initiate tenders to ensure consumables, equipment and parts are timely available for the crop season.
Working closely and liaising with the head of sections and departments as well as the Head of Procurement, the candidate might be required to travel to the sites in Africa when necessary.
Stand in for the Head of Procurement as and when required
Involved in day-to-day operations to ensure the smooth operation of the procurement and stores sections
A bachelor's degree or any equivalent experience in procurement, project management, or a relevant logistics role.
Have at least 3 or more years of experience in procurement and supply chain experience within a manufacturing environment
Ability to work under pressure, prioritize activities to meet deadlines
Conversant with Microsoft office and to have strong Excel skills
Having a technical background would be an advantage
Relevant academic record, CIPS accreditation highly desirable
Written and verbal communication skills.
Customer service skills
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To call only the shortlisted candidates for interview
Not to make any appointment following this advertisement nor to assign any reason whatsoever for accepting or rejecting any candidate.