Senior Purchaser

  • SARIA Recruitment
  • Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
  • Jun 08, 2024
Full Time Accounting and Finance Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Job Purpose: The position holder is responsible to evaluate vendors, negotiating contracts and preparing reports, having good knowledge of market research, along with solid analytical skills.

Main Duties

  • Place purchase orders and issue call-offs according to production schedules.

  • Follow-up on supplier confirmation of purchase orders and shipments.

  • Create requirements of specified packaging materials both local and imported based on medium-term requirements.

  • Evaluate supplier performance based on quality standards, delivery time & best prices and ensure all the criteria are met according to the organizational requirements and expectations.

  • Meeting with vendors and clients to negotiate the best contracts.

  • Liaising with delivery and warehouse teams to ensure goods are received on time.

  • Inspecting purchased products upon delivery and reporting any issues timely, if any.

  • Perform periodical cost analyses and prepare timely reports on procurement and purchasing activities.

  • Maintain updated records of purchased products, delivery information and invoices.

  • Coordinate with warehouse staff to ensure proper storage.

  • Attend trade shows and exhibitions to stay up to date with industry trends.

  • Other tasks assigned by your immediate supervisor.


Qualification: Degree in purchasing and supplies management or related field

Additional Skills

  • Strong time management skills and ability to perform well with deadlines.

  • Good Communication skills and ability to work in big teamwork.

  • Understanding of transportation systems and regulations.

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.

  • Strong organization and documentation skills.

  • Strong research and analytical skills.

Working experience: 3+ years of work experience, preferably in a manufacturing/import-export sector