Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time Salary:
We are looking for a Purchasing Officer to buy products that are essential for our company’s day-to-day operations. You will review prices and quality and ensure optimal stock levels.
Purchasing Officer responsibilities include evaluating vendors, negotiating contracts and preparing reports.
Ultimately, you’ll create and maintain good relationships with key suppliers to ensure merchandise is high quality and delivered on time.
Research potential vendors
Compare and evaluate offers from suppliers
Negotiate contract terms of agreement and pricing
Track orders and ensure timely delivery
Review quality of purchased products
Enter order details (e.g. vendors, quantities, prices) into internal databases
Maintain updated records of purchased products, delivery information and invoices
Prepare reports on purchases, including cost analyses
Monitor stock levels and place orders as needed
Proven work experience as a Purchasing Officer
Good knowledge of vendor sourcing practices (researching, evaluating and liaising with vendors)
Hands-on experience with Procurement
Understanding of supply chain procedures
Solid analytical skills, with the ability to create financial reports and conduct cost analyses
Full Grade 12 Certificate, BSc in Logistics, Business Administration or relevant field