QMB Hypermart, a leading Retail and Lifestyle company in the FMCG Industry, is recruiting a suitable candidates to fill the position below:

Job Position: Purchasing Officer

Job Location: Lekki, Lagos

Job Responsibilities

  1. Development of company policies and procedures for initiating, negotiating, approval, and termination of supply contracts with merchandising suppliers;
  2. Development and maintenance of relationships with suppliers of all merchandising items to the company;
  3. Negotiations of key terms such as prices, terms of take-on of merchandising items, payment terms, etc. with each supplier to ensure the company’s profitability and liquidity;
  4. Proactively discuss with suppliers to ensure that our relationship with them remains mutually beneficial, thereby promoting mutually profitable and lasting relationships;
  5. Effective supervision of subordinate team members;
  6. Periodic review and update of the company buying policies and procedures;
  7. Purchase of goods from the vendors in the category (Supermarket).
  8. Raising the local purchase order (LPO).
  9. Following up with vendors for supplies.
  10. Studying consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends;
  11. Evaluate suppliers and buy items.
  12. Analyze and compare proposals from several trusted suppliers before negotiating terms.
  13. Assist in researching new vendors and comparing competitive suppliers.
  14. Works closely with the sales team to determine optimal pricing through analysis of sales trends, competitors, buying habits, and planograms of products to promote sales opportunities.
  15. Handle all customer and supplier inquiries regarding orders, status, changes, and invoice payments.
  16. Create purchase orders and send them to chosen vendors for prompt delivery
  17. Following up with suppliers for confirmation of orders and ensuring deliveries are prompt.
  18. Meeting suppliers and negotiating terms of the contract;
  19. Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers for future products.

Job Requirements

  1. University Degree (Supply Chain, Procurement, Business Administration, or similar).
  2. Experience working as aBuyer is an added advantage
  3. MBA or MSc is an added advantage.
  4. At least 4 years + of experience working for an industry related to the category, or in procurement.
  5. At least 3 years of experience in SAP, and other ERP systems with a focus on Purchasing.
  6. Knowledge in the category or procurement (CIPS preferred or other certification)
  7. Prior Supermarket procurement experience will be an added advantage.

Skills & Competencies:

  1. Excellent communicator – demonstrating a high level of competence with
  2. Presentations
  3. Written reports
  4. Persuasiveness
  5. Listening & Negotiation skills.
  6. Good time management skills.
  7. Project management skills.
  8. Market Intelligence.

Application Deadline
24th March, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV (highlighting their Education, Experience, and Skills / Competence required for the role) and a Covering Letter explaining why they are suitable, to: careers@qmbmart.com using “Purchasing Officer” as the subject of the email.

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