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Purchasing & Inventory Officer

Date Posted
9th October 2017
Reference
VAC-27059
Sector
Procurement, Logistics & Supply Chain
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The Purchasing and Inventory Officer is responsible for the purchase of products that are essential for the HIC’s day-to-day operations as well as tracking the delivery and confirmation of all materials and supplies.

Job Description

The ideal candidate will be proficient in procurement procedures and negotiation to garner the best price and quality for the company’s supply needs with vendors.


Core Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research and evaluate potential vendors and suppliers
  • Request quotes and compare prices for maximum ROI
  • Estimate and establish cost parameters and budgets for purchases
  • Create and maintain good relationships with vendors and suppliers
  • Negotiate appropriate contracts for pricing and supply
  • Examine and review products and supplies to ensure quality
  • Track incoming inventory, delivery arrival time, and note actual arrival time
  • Organize and update database of suppliers, delivery times, invoices, and quantity of supplies
  • Work with team members, supervisors, and purchasing manager to develop future purchasing plans and source potential relationships with vendors
  • Analyze potential vendors and suppliers for future needs
  • Ensure all deliveries contain all goods requested
  • Collaborate with financial team members on contracts, invoicing, and other financial matters


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must possess a Bsc. Business Administration, Project Management or a related discipline 
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in a similar role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Able to make decisions in a fast-paced environment

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