Prepares bid documents and performs bid analysis and makes recommendations regarding the purchasing process
Prepares purchase orders in approval flow and ERP software programs
Meets with company warehouse personnel/vendors to review defective merchandise and arrange for returns and replacements
Resolves problems and issues arising from purchase with internal and external clients.
Must negotiate best prices for materials and or services and always try and maximize discounts and extended payment terms
To resolve problems and issues arising from purchase with internal entities and/or external clients, using his knowledge of modern purchasing methods and procedures
Must show cost-saving initiatives and ensure prices are always lower or within specified commercial allowables
Must work with the Expeditor to ensure materials and or services are delivered within the agreed delivery period to meet production targets
Must ensure that purchase requisitions are processed and purchase orders are sent to the Vendor/service provider within the specified procurement Lead times and criticality rating.
Provide various reports as when necessary and as required.
Liaises regularly with Expeditor, freight forwarder and clearing agent regarding any shipping and clearing requirements
Attends PM meetings
Provides regular PR/PO status reports for management information and review
Relevant business/commercial degree and or Higher National Diploma, Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)- or national equivalent (advantageous)
Proven purchasing experience, preferably within an EPC oil and gas/ marine fabrication background
Computer literate, to include good Excel skills, Word, ERP software