BURN is the largest vertically integrated modern cookstove company in the world, providing world-class R&D, manufacturing, and carbon offset projects from our HQ in Kenya and across 10 countries in Africa. We are working to create a world where cooking positively impacts all life on earth by producing the world’s most efficient biomass, liquid fuel, and electric cookstoves. Our team of 900 people – 51% of whom are women – is on track to produce and sell over 150,000 stoves per month in 2022 at our solar-powered facility in Kenya.

Job Position: Procurement Officer

Job Location: Kano

Job Description

  1. We are looking for a procurement officer located in Kano, Nigeria who will oversee the efficient procurement processes and supply chain management.
  2. The ideal candidate will be responsible for placing orders with both local and international suppliers, ensuring timely deliveries through diligent follow-ups from order placement to receipt.
  3. The role involves meticulous documentation, including filing all procurement documents, updating cash needs for planning, and managing supplier payments based on negotiated terms.
  4. Furthermore, the Procurement Officer will undertake vendor appraisal and performance analysis, and maintain an updated Preferred Supplier List.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Place orders with various local and international suppliers and ensure proper follow-ups from the time the order is placed to receipt to ensure timely delivery.
  2. Prepare and conduct Requests for Quotations (RFQs) and review quotations, Bid Analysis
  3. Undertake negotiations with suppliers for value for money.
  4. Undertake research and due diligence on potential vendors.
  5. Compare and evaluate offers from suppliers.
  6. Monitor stock levels and place orders for replenishment as needed.
  7. Process end-user requests to Procurement Requests and Purchase Orders and follow up for approvals.
  8. Coordinate with warehouse staff to ensure proper storage planning for planned inbound deliveries.
  9. Ensure good communication, procedures and relationships are maintained with suppliers.
  10. Ensure coordination with engineering and warehouse teams for specifications and procurement/replenishment of spares, consumables, and parts.
  11. Undertake online purchases in conjunction with the finance department.
  12. Ensure filing of all procurement documents
  13. Update weekly cash needs for cash planning. Plan for supplier payments based on negotiated terms.
  14. Undertake vendor appraisal and performance analysis.
  15. Maintain an updated Preferred Supplier List
  16. Any other roles as assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirements

  • Degree in Supply Chain, Procurement or equivalent.
  • 3 Years of hands-on experience in Procurement.
  • Good skills in Excel spreadsheets.
  • Experience in handling imports is an added advantage.
  • Hands-on experience with ERP systems – preferably Microsoft NAV.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Willing to put in extra hours to meet goals.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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