PROCUREMENT OFFICER

Job Summary

An exciting career opportunity exists for a highly motivated, proactive person with one of the most progressive integrated farms in the South West of Nigeria (Iwo) with the following units: Animal production (piggery and poultry), Fruits and Vegetable garden, Agro-forestry, Fishery, and others. The company runs a successful integrated farming operation located on a large hectare of land in the Iwo area, currently producing large amount of animal and market garden products. It uses leading edge technology, systems and processes to ensure maximum productivity and efficiency in all areas of its business.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities

• Under direct supervision of the farm manager, manages delivery and quality performance, cost and inventory management, and customer satisfaction for established suppliers.  
• Manages purchase order execution and product delivery, including placement of on-time schedule agreements, mitigation of billing adjustments / terminations and execution of cost reduction goals.  
• Develop a market intelligence system that provides current market prices for all items regularly purchased.  
• Interview or contacts supplier sales persons, and secures bids.
• Facilitate the filling of orders by suppliers to meet production.
• Works to maximize production capacity in accordance with production schedules.
• Prepare purchase Orders on behalf of the company.
• Receive purchase Requirements from different Units.
• Contact suppliers to schedule deliveries or discuss shortages or missed deliveries.
• Determine if there is adequate inventory at all time.
• Physical inspection of purchases and value for money audit on all purchased items.
• Handles special projects as assigned.
Qualities, Skills and knowledge
• Integrity driven and dependable
• Knowledge of purchasing practices, principles and procedures.
• Ability to analyze and present statistical data.
• Knowledge of MS Office applications, including some knowledge of intermediate level Excel
functionality.
• Strong communication skills.
• Good organizational and time management skills.
• Must be able to balance multiple tasks in a challenging, fast-paced work environment.
Education and Experience:
• First degree in any related field.
• Five (5+) years cognate work experience, of which at least two (2) must have been in a procurement
management level.
• Experience in managing the core operations of a similar structured entity.
The company is determined to attract the best possible candidate for this position and has designed an attractive win- win compensation package accordingly.
The position may require relocation of the successful applicant to the Farm community which is adequately equipped with staff residence and the warmth of the host community, which is a friendly rural-urban community with excellent lifestyle facilities suitable and easily adaptable for relocation.

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