Job Summary

Our client, a company in building and construction is seeking to recruit a Purchasing Officer to be based in Kampala, Uganda. He/she will responsible be for souring and buying materials, goods, and services to be used in daily operations. He/she should also maintain stock levels, conduct research, negotiate with vendors, and interview prospective suppliers.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements

The successful candidate musthave at least 4 years working experience in a similar role in a busy environment. He/she must also be Punjabi or Gujarati speaking and must be willing to relocate to Uganda.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducting product research and sourcing new suppliers and vendors.
  • Sourcing materials, goods, products, and services and negotiating the best or most cost-effective contracts and deals.
  • Performing inventory inspections and reordering supplies and stock as necessary.
  • Conducting market research to keep abreast of emerging trends and business opportunities.
  • Inspecting stock and reporting any faulty items or inconsistencies immediately.
  • Updating and maintaining records of all orders, payments, and received stock.
  • Coordinating with the delivery team and following up on delays or orders that have been rescheduled.
  • Attending product launches and networking with industry professionals.
  • Establishing professional relationships with clients as well as vendors and suppliers.
  • Ensuring all stock is packaged appropriately and delivered to the correct location in a timely manner.

 

Qualifications:

  • Must have a Relevant Degree or Higher Diploma in Logistics and Supply Management.
  • Must have at least 4 years in a similar role in a busy environment.
  • Must be Gujarati or Punjabi speaking.
  • Must have excellent IT / Computer Skills.
  • Proficiency in the relevant management software programs - SAP preferred.
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing and growth-oriented environment with regularly changing priorities and developing opportunities.
  • Excellent reporting and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Driven, organized and resourceful with the ability to prioritize.

 

Monthly Gross Salary: Open according to skills and experience.

Career Level:  Lower Mid-Level Management.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree/ Diploma Certificate.

Location: Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 26th June 2021.

 

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