Buyer (Transport Industry) - Out of Harare,Zimbabwe
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Job Location||Out of Harare,Zimbabwe|
|Company Type||Transport / Logistics|
|Job Role||Buyer (Transport Industry)|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Monthly Salary||$ Negotiable|
|Career Level||Middle Management|
|Years of Experience||2|
|Residence Location||Out of Harare,Zimbabwe|
|Degree||Certificate, Diploma or Degree in relevant field (Procurement)|
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.
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.
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
Relevant experience preferred (minimum 2 years).
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