Procurement officer/buyer

We are looking at onboarding a procurement officer/buyer whose primary responsibility is to assist in procurement with the periodic purchase of products/brands in products/brands in Timber, Structural Steel, Scaffolding, Hardware, electrical, sanitary, power tools and decorative materials etc.

Job Description:
• Conduct comprehensive research and analysis to identify reliable suppliers, both domestically and internationally.
• Identify and develop new suppliers and, establish strong relationships to ensure timely delivery of materials at competitive prices.
• Evaluate supplier’s performance and quality standards to ensure compliance with company requirements.
• Negotiate favorable terms and conditions with suppliers, including pricing, payment terms, and delivery schedules.
• Monitor market trends and fluctuations in prices to make informed purchasing decisions.
• Coordinate with logistics and warehouse teams to streamline the inbound transportation and storage of materials.
• Prepare and maintain accurate records of purchase orders, invoices, and contracts related to materials.
• Implement cost-saving initiatives and strategies to optimize procurement processes and minimize expenses.
• Stay updated on industry developments, regulations, and best practices related to materials procurement.
• Assist in the development of procurement/purchasing policy to ensure that the company makes the best use of its procurement /purchasing power
• Prepare local purchase order (LPO) from the system and answer queries from Accounts department as and when required related to LPO and/or invoice
• Follow-up suppliers to ensure uninterrupted material supplies, this includes explaining and clarifying the technical specifications, arranging samples to ensure that it conforms to required specification.

Requirements:

• Minimum 4 to 5 years of experience in procurement, specifically in sourcing building materials.
• In-depth knowledge of materials, their specifications, and applications.
• Familiarity with the UAE market and suppliers of materials in the region.
• Strong negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
• Proficiency in MS Office applications and procurement software.
• Attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining high-quality standards.

Job Category: Procurement
Job Type: Full Time

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