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Procurement Officer 05/04/2018

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Procurement Officer within Simonds Farsons Cisk plc. Reporting to the Procurement and Materials Manager, the selected candidate will be required to identify suitable vendors for quality items. S/he is expected to purchase goods and services in the most advantageous manner for the Company as per company purchasing regulations.

The selected candidate will be required to:

  • Review purchase requisitions raised by various departments and obtain the necessary quotations and/or negotiate for the best purchase package;
  • Review item specifications to determine realistic criteria and where necessary suggest alternatives/amendments which suit the request being made;
  • Research and select local or overseas vendors/suppliers, procuring materials, supplies and/or services cost effectively within the approved price range and the expected delivery time;
  • Ensure competent quality execution of all regular purchasing duties and administrative works in accordance with company policies and procedures, monitor and co-ordinate deliveries of items being purchased;
  • Maintain complete updated purchasing records/data and pricing in the Company's Purchasing System;
  • Establish reliable supply sources and backup sources to ensure uninterrupted production;
  • Prepare reports, summarize data and reproduce purchasing reports for management evaluation;
  • Maintain an up-to-date filing system on pricing and suppliers to ensure immediate and accurate access to information;
  • Maintain a good relationship with all suppliers at all times;
  • Handle and monitor claims to vendors/suppliers for defectives, shortage or missing parts/items.

The selected candidate will:

  • have an A level standard of education;
  • have a 3 year experience in a purchasing environment;
  • possibly are in possession of a diploma in Business Studies or equivalent;
  • be self-motivated; show initiative and capable to work independantly under pressure,  being loyal and practicing high ethical standards at all times;
  • possess communication and negotiating skills;
  • be ICT literate
  • a science/engineering background would be considered favorably.