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Purchasing Associate Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Purchasing Associate

Job Skills

You will need:
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • Analytical skills.
  • Excellent commercial awareness.
  • Ability to adapt to different client needs and to develop and maintain successful working. relationships.
  • A good standard of numeracy in order to analyze facts and figures.
  • A flair for negotiation and networking.
  • The ability to make important decisions.
  • Cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines.
  • Have confidence in their judgment & decision making when faced with ambiguity.
  • Tact and diplomacy.
Job Requirements
  • Have at least a diploma in business, purchasing or a related field.
  • At least a C (Plus) in KCSE.
  • Background in accounts will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge in ERP systems.
  • Past experience in retail or purchasing will be an added advantage.
Job Responsibilities
The candidate shall:
  • Work closely with the category manager, marketing and customer service to formulate and execute strategies for the business unit across all marketing channels
  • Be responsible for maximizing revenue, ensuring that business lines are merchandised optimally.
  • Identify product vendors, negotiate for best prices and ensure to ensure purchases are executed effectively.
  • Have good judgment and wisdom in negotiations, projections, and communication.
  • Recommend new products and product lines.
  • Manage vendor relationships.
  • Be able to multi-task and be an effective problem solver.
  • Liaising between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers
  • Deal with warranty-related issues.
  • Carry out all other assigned tasks by the unit manage.
  • Negotiating and agreeing contracts and monitoring their progress
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