Melvins Tea – Procurement Officer (Nairobi).

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Position Reports To: Chief Accountant

Job Purpose Summary: We are seeking a detail-oriented, thorough, and organized procurement officer to oversee purchases. In this position, he/she will play a key role in procuring high-quality and cost-efficient supplies for our organization.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  1. Purchasing for new requirements across the company portfolio aiming to reduce the cost of production at all times
  2. Reviewing and evaluating all quotations received and verify against the purchase orders
  3. Place orders and makes follows up to ensure that the materials are supplied promptly
  4. Develop and maintain a comprehensive database
  5. Receiving maintenance requests, negotiation and placing of material and plant orders against operational requisitions
  6. Prepare monthly reports on suppliers and comparative price levels
  7. Create and maintain good relationship with vendors/suppliers
  8. Estimating and establishing cost parameters and budgets for purchases.
  9. Maintain records of purchases, Pricing and other important data relevant to the department
  10. Review and analyze all vendors/suppliers, supply and price options and profile and verify their capacities

Knowledge, skills and Experience

  •  Bachelor’s degree- graduate from a recognized institution
  •  Solid knowledge and understanding of procurement processes, policy, and systems
  • Five (5) years previous experience as procurement officer or related position.
  •  Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft office Suite
  •  Experience in working in FMCG industry

Person Specifications

  • Ability to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions
  • Making professional decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to negotiate, establish, and administer contracts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  •  Accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Ability to work well with management and staff at all levels
  • Goal-oriented, organized team player

Note: Due to overwhelming applications, we will only be able to revert to successful candidates.

Degree qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)


Apply by 15 January 2021




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