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Job Summary

We are seeking an organized, experienced purchasing officer to join our growing team. In this position, you will research and negotiate the best price and quality for our supply needs. You will establish relationships and serve as a representative of the company when negotiating contracts and building vendor and supplier trust as well as track and monitor the delivery and confirmation of all materials and supplies.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Purchasing Officer Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and evaluate potential vendors and suppliers

  • Visit suppliers to evaluate information and confirm details.

  • Request quotes and compare prices for maximum ROI

  • Estimate and establish cost parameters and budgets for purchases

  • Create and maintain good relationships with vendors and suppliers

  • Negotiate appropriate contracts for pricing and supply

  • Examine and review products and supplies to ensure quality

  • Track incoming inventory, delivery arrival time, and note actual arrival time

  • Organize and update database of suppliers, delivery times, invoices, and quantity of supplies

  • Work with team members, supervisors, and purchasing manager to develop future purchasing plans and source potential relationships with vendors

  • Analyze potential vendors and suppliers for future project needs

  • Ensure all deliveries contain all goods requested

  • Maintain records of financial transactions and obligations to vendors

  • Collaborate with financial team members on contracts, invoicing, and other financial matters

Purchasing Officer Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent; bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, finance, or related field preferred

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of purchasing processes, policy, and systems

  • Two years of previous experience as purchasing officer, manager, or related position

  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to negotiate, establish, and process contracts

  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently

  • Accurate and precise attention to detail

  • Able to make decisions in a fast-paced environment

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