Procurement Officer

Job Description

Description

Job Objectives:
●    Secure products and services at the best possible pricing without compromising on quality or service
●    Consolidate purchases to achieve maximum economic benefit
●    Forge close relationships with Head of Departments, Management and Directors across the restaurants and support office
●    Liaise between suppliers and units to ensure their needs are being met
●    Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers
●    Negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service and product provided
●    Produce reports and statistics on spending and saving
●    Ensure the company’s purchasing systems are up to date with products and pricing to facilitate its smooth operation at restaurant level
●    To select suppliers after having thoroughly researched and investigated all factors in terms of quality, quantity, price, time and continuity, as well as providing an effective back-up service to deal with supplier problems, researching their background, establishing their credentials and their standing in the industry regarding their ability to match price and maintain deliveries.
●    To visit suppliers’ premises so that the quality of their products can be verified, also gaining visual proof of their operating standards.
●    To negotiate the terms of the agreement fairly, considering price, quality and continuity of supply.
●    To maintain good interpersonal relations with suppliers, thus gaining the best possible service from them
●    To maintain up-to-date records of all suppliers, their products and price lists, with appropriate comments.

Qualifications
●    Bachelor’s degree in Procurement or other related field.
●    Being a member of KISM is an added advantage.
●    2 to 5 years as a procurement officer, preferably in the hospitality industry
●    Experience using a procurement system