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job description - Buyer


  • Development of company policies and procedures for initiating, negotiating, approval, and termination of supply contracts with merchandising suppliers;
  • Development and maintenance of relationships with suppliers of all merchandising items to the company;
  • 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;
  • Proactively discuss with suppliers to ensure that our relationship with them remains mutually beneficial, thereby promoting mutually profitable and lasting relationships;
  • Effective supervision of subordinate team members;
  • Periodic review and update of the company buying policies and procedures;
  • Purchase of goods from the vendors in the category (Supermarket).
  • Raising the local purchase order (LPO).
  • Following up with vendors for supplies.
  • Studying consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends;
  • Evaluate suppliers and buy items.
  • Analyze and compare proposals from several trusted suppliers before negotiating terms.
  • Assist in researching new vendors and comparing competitive suppliers.
  • Works closely with sales team to determine optimal pricing through analysis of sales trends, competitors, buying habits, and planograms of products to promote sales opportunities.
  • Handle all customer and supplier inquiries regarding orders, status, changes, and invoice payment.
  • Create purchase orders and send them to chosen vendors for prompt delivery
  • Following up with suppliers for confirmation of order and ensuring deliveries are prompt.
  • Meeting suppliers and negotiating terms of the contract;
  • Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers for future products.

Qualifications

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

Skills & Competencies:

  • Excellent communicator - demonstrating a high level of competence with
  • Presentations
  • Written reports
  • Persuasiveness
  • Listening & Negotiation skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Market Intelligence.


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we are aone-stop-shop for buy-it-your-self Developers, Builders, Professionals and Individual home improvements customers in the Nigerian property market.

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