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Operational Buyer Job Vacancy

Job Title: Operational Buyer
Company Profile: A multinational company that deals in the Manufacturing and Production of Nutritional and dairy products, coffee, tea, beverages, chocolate and confectionery
Reports to: Logistics Manager
Main Purpose of the job
An Operational Buyer is an employee who is authorized to order goods and/or services from external vendors. An Operational Buyer is in charge of the procurement of specific Spend Categories.

Main Responsibilities
Functional Responsibilities
In the limit of the spen categories’ scope, the Operational Buyer has the responsibility to:
Ensure delivery of goods and services to the internal user:
·         at the due date and the fight place;
·         in the right quantity and quality;
·         at the best price, with all the required documents and accounting information;
In the limit of the spend categories’ scope, the tasks of an Operational Buyer typically include:
·         Converting purchase requisitions into purchase orders
·         Transmitting purchase orders to external vendors
·         Monitoring timely confirmation of purchase orders (when vendor confirmation is required)
·         Monitoring timely delivery of ordered goods or timely execution of ordered services
·         Monitoring timely delivery of components to subcontractors(co-manufacturers, co-packers)
·         Ensure the quality of data (purchasing and accounting) in the Purchase Request and in the Purchase Order
·         Ensure the alignment purchasing rules and procedures
·         Apply the strategic policies established by the Strategic Buyer
·         Find the best solution (price and quality) for the delivery of services or goods requested in the Purchase Request
·         Monitoring timely receipt of blocked and over due invoices which are not automatically trated by the invoice center
·         Ensure communication with vendors; like claims, over due or blocked invoices
·         Resolution of operational Issues with external vendors
·         Maintain a close working collaboration with Purchase Requestors and Strategic Buyers
·         Inform the Strategic Buyer when repetitive requests are done to the same supplier and when a contract with that vendor is not in place
·         Run the P2P health check reports and follow up on any anomalies
Skills and Competencies
·         Timely delivery of reports
·         Suppliers service level
·         Strong knowledge of spend categories, products and suppliers
·         Excellent negotiation skills
·         Ability to work under pressure
·         Has understanding of cross cultural difference and ability to bridge them
·         Degree in Bachelor of Commerce or Business related field from a recognized university;
·         Minimum 5 years experience in Purchasing and Supplying Management
To apply for this position send your CV to quoting the position in the subject line.
Kindly also mention your current/ last salary and benefits.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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