Baobab is an investment company in microfinance, created in July 2005 by Planet Finance, established in Paris. Baobab’s mission is to provide financial services and savings products to entrepreneurs unserved or underserved by the traditional financial sector by building a group of leading microfinance banks and finance companies in at least 15 countries by 2015.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Procurement Officer
Direct Supervisor: Admin/Expansion/Facility Manager
- We are looking for an astute Procurement Officer to oversee purchasing activities and ensure that purchased items are both cost-efficient and of high quality.
- The Procurement Officer’s responsibilities include supervising staff, maintaining positive supplier relations, evaluating supply options, approving purchases, and maintaining accurate records
- Overseeing and supervising employees and all activities of the purchasing department.
- Preparing plans for the purchase of equipment, services, and supplies.
- Following and enforcing the company’s procurement policies and procedures.
- Preparing budgets, cost analyses, and reports.
- provide information support to other departments in terms of procurement.
- study the new offers of suppliers;
- determine the types of goods that must be withdrawn from the range or enter into it;
- Ensure that Baobab always have promotional materials from suppliers
- control the performance of duties towards suppliers; advise sellers, and sometimes buyers; control the movement of goods and the timing of shipment of goods.
- Review supplier claims and resolves conflicts; control product quality.
- Reviewing, comparing, analyzing, and approving products and services to be purchased.
- build relationships with existing suppliers and find new ones offering the desired product at competitive prices.
- Managing inventories and maintaining accurate purchase and pricing records.
- Maintaining and updating supplier information such as qualifications, delivery times, product ranges, etc.
- Maintaining good supplier relations and negotiating contracts.
- Researching and evaluating prospective suppliers.
Additional procurement officer responsibilities:
- In case of a decrease in demand for certain products, taking corrective measures with the marketing department.
- Achievement of the required level of turnover
- Research of new markets
- Fulfillment of individual official assignments of the management
- Business trips for dialogue with suppliers and procurement
Qualification and Requirements
- Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Development Economics, Social Science or any relevant degree to Procurement.
- Accurate and precise attention to detail.
- Ability to work well with management and staff at all levels.
- Goal-oriented, organized team player.
- Applicants should reside within the vacant region
- Minimum 1-2 years experience as a procurement officer or related position.
- Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel).
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
- Analytical, practical mindset
- PC proficiency at the level of the confident user
- Stress tolerance and the ability to quickly make effective decisions
- Knowledge of supplies and contractual terms
- Effective planning and prioritization skills
- Mastering the basics of working in corporate information systems.
- Ability to negotiate
- Possession of practical communication skills.
- Solid knowledge and understanding of procurement processes, policy, and systems
- Knowledge of the basics of economics
- Understanding of the transport, logistics and customs system.
- Knowledge of English and other languages (depending on the specifics of the company)
- Ability to handle large amounts of information
Application Deadline 4th October, 2019.