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Buyer (Transport Industry) - Out of Harare,Zimbabwe

  • Harare, Zimbabwe

Job Details

Job ID: #9781
Job Location Out of Harare,Zimbabwe
Company Type Transport / Logistics
Job Role Buyer (Transport Industry)
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary $ Negotiable

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Middle Management
Years of Experience 2
Residence Location Out of Harare,Zimbabwe
Gender Not Specified
Nationality Zimbabwean
Degree Certificate, Diploma or Degree in relevant field (Procurement)

Job Description

Out of Harare,Zimbabwe
  • Job Status: Closed

Our Client is a reputable, established Transport Company who is looking for a driven and detail-oriented Buyer to be responsible for selecting and purchasing quality products & services for their business.

The responsibilities will include processing purchase orders, negotiating with suppliers, tracking orders, creating and maintaining an inventory database, quality assurance and liaising with inventory teams and management.
The buyer will also work with staff across depots and departments to forecast the needs of the business and make purchase decisions based on demand (Usage).
Buyer Responsibilities / Overall Purpose of role:
Support the buying department in the purchase of goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met - taking into account the price, quality, timeous delivery and continuity of supply of goods and services.
Key Responsibilities
Research, select and purchase quality products and materials.
Build relationships with suppliers and negotiate with them for the best pricing.
Process requisitions and update management on status of orders.
Update inventory and ensure that stock levels are kept at appropriate levels.
Arrange transport of goods and track orders to ensure timely delivery.
Analyse market trends in general, company spares/parts usage and apply this knowledge to make insightful buying decisions.
Coordinate with inventory team, management, and stores as required.
Assess quality of stock received and escalate any discrepancies to suppliers and management.

Key Skills
The Buyer should be analytically minded and possess excellent negotiating skills to secure the best prices, quality of goods and services according to company requirements.
Knowledge of sales and marketing principles is advantageous and knowledge of haulage truck maintenance and transport operations is also an added advantage.
Excellent computer skills (Excel & Microsoft Word,)
Critical thinking and negotiation skills.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to work under pressure to meet targets
Ability to work in an environment with a very diverse workforce

  • Job Role: Buyer (Transport Industry)
  • Industry: Accountancy / Finance
  • Salary: $ Negotiable

Required Skills

2 Years of Experience
Certificate, Diploma or Degree in relevant field.
Relevant experience preferred (minimum 2 years).

Additional Requirements

Supply Chain
Purchasing Manager
Senior Buyer

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