Liaises with key company employees to determine their product and service needs
Monitors business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery times
Nurtures relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for company
Identifies and researches potential new suppliers
Researches new products and services to meet company's goals
Assesses total costs of company purchases
Develops and implements strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintaining stock levels
Oversees a team of purchasing agents (in large companies)
Reports to the chief procurement officer
People Person, Good at Networking, Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills.
Data Analysis, Superior Organisational Skills, Good Business Instincts, Mathematics Skills, Good Negotiator, Financial Analysis Skills.
Understanding of Supply Chain Management Procedures, Logistics Skills, Strategic Planning Abilities, Knowledge of Supply Management Software (Database Management, Inventory Management, Financial Analysis, Point of Sale, Procurement, Project Management, and Enterprise Resource Planning, and General Office Programs).
Specialised Industry Knowledge, Experience as a Procurement Clerk or Junior Buyer.
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, Applied Science, or a Related Field, Especially Those Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).