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Purchasing Officer

The Purchasing Manager is involved in every aspect of the business operations from the development of a product to comparing supplier costs to strategic planning to production. His/Her duties include reviewing new project proposals, interacting with both the marketing and sales team to create effective marketing strategies and handling contract negotiations with vendors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages the purchasing process including the buying, selling and distributions aspects of the company
  • Develops and implements purchasing strategies.
  • Reviews new project proposals for the company
  • Manages supplier relations and negotiating contracts, prices, timelines, etc.
  • Communicates with the marketing and sales team to effect working strategies
  • Designs, plans and implements sourcing and purchasing strategies
  • Analyzes existing purchasing processes for performance
  • Coordinates with inventory control to determine and manage inventory needs.
  • Maintains a database of approved suppliers
  • Builds and maintains relationships with vendors.
  • Evaluates vendors based on quality, timeliness, and price.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, or business administration.
  • Proven work experience as a Purchasing Manager for more than 5 years
  • Experience using supply chain management software and tools, including Oracle, SAP Ariba, and/or Envision.
  • Solid knowledge of data analysis, inventory management software, and forecasting techniques.
  • Knowledgeable of inventory software
  • Working knowledge of the industry and market conditions

Skills needed for this role

The Purchasing Manager must have a strong understanding of the market conditions and trends. He/She must have working knowledge of negotiation techniques in the industry. He/She must have exceptional interpersonal and social skills to build a good rapport. Having a positive and professional demeanor are also essential for this role.

Career Level


Job Specializations

Logistics, Purchasing