Stores & Purchasing Officer
A leading company in the Agro industry is looking for a Stores & Purchasing Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to join our organization.
Key responsibilities and accountabilities: Ensure all inventory and stock management systems are maintained accurately, within the agreed parameters and in a timely manner. Responsibility for purchasing and the “in-stock” levels within the agreed inventory parameters. Purchase inventory within the agreed budgets. Maintain a process for returns. Manage a defined area in the storeroom for returns/credits. This area will include out of dates, damaged and un-saleable goods. Maintain harmonious working relationship with Suppliers/Vendors within the buying parameters set by the business. Observe the correct buying protocols. Observe correct stock receiving protocols. Complete all necessary stock takes. Maintain the storeroom and the allocation of space for stock. Ensure the storeroom meets OHS regulations. Have a working knowledge of to ensure accurate stock management. Consistently deliver customer service in accordance with our customer service standards. Comply with our required personal grooming standards. Maintain store/merchandising standards as described in our merchandising standards manual; this includes stock management, cleaning, shelf/ stock presentation, shelf ticketing. Unpack orders and stock shelves as required. Maintain good working relationships with your Manager and your peers. Comply with all aspects of the Standard Operating Procedures manual.
General Skills and Qualifications: Diploma in Purchasing & Supply or Equivalent. Member of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply. General math skills Minimum of 3 years working experience. Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Ability to provide clear and concise, relevant, timely reports. Strong attention to detail with ability to plan, organize, prioritize and multi-task