Position purpose To develop efficient procurement solutions and support senior management with the development and implementation of sourcing strategies. Ultimately, an outstanding purchasing specialist should have excellent communication and negotiation skills, be an analytical thinker, and demonstrate a good working knowledge of purchasing strategies.
Core objectives include: · Research and identifying prospective suppliers. · Liaise with internal project teams and maintaining strong supplier relations. · Evaluate products and suppliers according to key business criteria. · Prepare proposals, requesting quotes, and negotiating purchase terms and conditions. · Prepare and issue purchase orders and agreements. · Monitor supplier performance and resolving issues and concerns. · Inspect and evaluate the quality of purchased items and resolving shortcomings. · Analyse industry and demand trends and supporting senior management with the development and implementation of sourcing strategies. · Prepare reports and maintaining accurate inventory and procurement records. · Comply with company policies, procedures, and regulatory standards. The above list is not exhaustive, and the role may change to meet the overall objectives of the company.
Other Duties Fulfil other duties as required by management and other department personnel as required.
Required qualities · Fluent in English or Business level of English · Professional approach. · Ability to work under pressure. · Exceptional Communication skills. · Good at networking. · Organisational and time management skills. · Excellent attention to detail. · Ability to provide quality customer service · Ability to travel domestic and international
Desired competencies · Manufacturing experience · Experience in ERP software · Analytical thinking. · Mathematical Skills. · Financial Analysis. · Exceptional negotiator. · Understanding of Supply Chain Management procedures. · Logistic skills. · Initiative. · Business awareness. · Tenacity. · Strategic thinking. · Positive approach to change.
Qualifications · Degree in relevant field
· Relevant experience in a similar role.
Knowledge · Knowledge of Supply Management Software (Database Management, Inventory Management, Financial Analysis, Point of Sale, Procurement, Project Manager).
Skills & competencies · Customer service focused: committed to providing exceptional customer service across all channels – written, phone and face to face. · Communication: the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, varying communication style depending upon the audience. · Attention to detail: excellent attention to detail and written skills when communicating with others, both internally and externally. · Commerciality: ability to apply knowledge in a practical, commercial manner. · Teamwork: willingness to assist and support others as required and get on with team members. · Time management/organisation: accomplish objectives effectively within time frame given and carry out administrative duties within portfolio in an efficient and timely manner.
Personal attributes · Professional approach (essential). · Ability to lead a team in a positive manner (essential). · Confident manner (essential). · Positive approach to change (essential).