We are looking for a skilled Purchasing Agent to buy goods and services necessary for our business. You have the means and opportunity to raise our profits by making the most high-quality and cost-effective purchases.
The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail and a commercial mindset. You should know how to evaluate market conditions and different suppliers.
Communication skills will help you negotiate effectively and maintain profitable relationships. The goal is to acquire supplies that are critical for the success of our business operations.
Develop profitable purchasing strategies
Assess supplier profiles and analyze offers
Prepare and implement effective negotiation tactics
Manage relationships with key suppliers to maintain quality of goods, timely delivery and compliance to terms of contracts
Review supplies to ensure quality
Monitor stock levels
Prepare and submit detailed reports (revenues, buying expenditures etc.)
Keep updated records
Attend events, fairs and exhibitions to keep abreast of the market's trends
Proven experience as a purchasing agent or relevant role
Demonstrable experience in negotiating prices and terms and conditions
Knowledge of market research, data analysis and purchasing best practices
Working knowledge of MS Office and / or purchasing software (e.g. SpendMap)
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
A strong analytical mindset
Outstanding organizational skills
BSc / BA in business administration or relevant field; MSc / MA will be considered a plus
Competitive compensation package
Private Health Insurance
Opportunity to work within a fast paced and results driven environment
Career development opportunities