*Forecast levels of demand for services and products;
*Keep a constant check on stock levels;
*Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality;
*Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers;
*Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers;
*Negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service provided;
*Process payments and invoices;
*Keep contract files and use them as reference for the future;
*Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities for both domestic and international trade
*Give presentations about market analysis and possible growth;
* Develop a purchasing strategy;
*Produce reports and statistics using ERP;
*Evaluate bids and make recommendations, based on commercial and technical factors;
*Ensure suppliers are aware of business objectives;
*Attend meetings and trade conferences;
*Training and supervise the work of other members of staff.
*Ensure Stock out situations doesnt occur.
*Achieving the cost benefit
*Ensure timely receipt and unloading of materials and on time payment to the vendors.
Required Candidate profileAny graduate with Post Graduation in Materials/ Logistics/ Operations/ SCM 5+ years of relevant experience.