[Vacancy]: Procurement Officer Needed at YellowBridges Nigeria

March 26, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Job Description

  • We are seeking a driven and detail-oriented Procurement/Purchasing Officer to be responsible for selecting and purchasing quality products for our business.
  • Your responsibilities will include processing purchase orders, negotiating with suppliers, tracking orders, creating and maintaining an inventory, quality assurance, and liaising with inventory teams and management.
  • The Procurement/Purchasing Officer will work with staff across departments to forecast the needs of the business and make purchase decisions based on demand.
  • The Procurement officers should be analytically minded and possess excellent negotiating skills to secure the best prices according to budget. Knowledge of sales and marketing principles is advantageous.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research, select, and purchase quality products and materials.
  • Build relationships with suppliers and negotiate with them for the best pricing.
  • Process requisitions and update management on the status of orders.
  • Update inventory and ensure that stock levels are kept at appropriate levels.
  • Arrange transport of goods and track orders to ensure timely delivery.
  • Analyze market trends and apply this knowledge to make insightful buying decisions.
  • Coordinate with the inventory team, management, and stockroom as required.
  • Assess the quality of stock received and escalate any discrepancies to suppliers and management.
  • Preparing plans and sourcing for the purchase of merchandise such as groceries, household, items, cosmetics, beverages, etc.
  • Following and enforcing the company’s procurement policies and procedures.
  • Reviewing, comparing, analyzing, and approving products and services to be purchased.
  • Maintaining and updating supplier information such as qualifications, delivery times, product ranges, etc.

Requirements

  • Minimum of HND in Social Sciences or a relevant course.
  • 2+ years of experience as a procurement officer, a purchaser, or a buyer.
  • Numeracy and data accuracy
  • Vast knowledge of Lagos manufacturing and supplier vendors
  • Critical thinking and negotiation skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Occasional domestic travel.
  • Proficiency in RetailMan, Microsoft Excel, and purchasing software.
  • Good analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Supervisory and management experience.
  • Attention to detail.

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