Purchasing Officer

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Job Description - Purchasing Officer

Join the Team at ABYAT - Your Gateway to Retail Excellence!

About us

Are you ready to be part of the largest retail store in the Middle East? ABYAT , spanning an impressive 22,000 square meters and offering over 22,000 products, is your one-stop destination for all things home improvement and more. From elegant tiles and captivating wallpapers to state-of-the-art lighting solutions and stylish kitchen fixtures, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse array of top-quality products under one roof.

Established locally with a vision for excellence, ABYAT has been setting benchmarks since its inception in September 2005. With an unwavering focus on our customers, we've crafted an experience that revolves around their needs, from our meticulously designed store layouts to our unparalleled service offerings.

Expanding beyond our roots in Kuwait, ABYAT is now making waves in Saudi Arabia and setting our sights on Qatar and the UAE. As we continue to grow, we're seeking passionate individuals to join our dynamic team and contribute to our journey of success.

Position : Purchase Officer - Manufacturing

Location : Saudi Arabia – Dammam

Type : Full-time

The Purchase Officer will be responsible for managing the procurement of materials, supplies, and equipment necessary for the operations of our aluminum (or Kitchen) fabrication plant. This role is essential in ensuring the timely and cost-effective acquisition of quality products and services. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in procurement, vendor management, and supply chain operations within the manufacturing industry.

Key Responsibilities:

Procurement Management:

  • Identify the purchasing needs of the plant and ensure the timely procurement of necessary materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Develop and implement effective purchasing strategies to meet operational requirements.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of purchases, pricing, and other relevant data.

Vendor Management:

  • Identify and evaluate potential suppliers based on quality, price, reliability, and service.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and negotiate favorable terms and conditions.
  • Monitor supplier performance and address any issues or discrepancies.

Cost Control:

  • Analyze market trends and pricing to identify cost-saving opportunities.
  • Prepare and manage budgets for procurement activities.
  • Ensure all purchases are made within budgetary constraints.

Inventory Management:

  • Coordinate with inventory control to maintain optimal inventory levels and avoid stockouts or excess inventory.
  • Ensure proper storage and handling of materials and supplies.
  • Conduct regular inventory audits and reconciliations.

Compliance and Documentation:

  • Ensure all procurement activities comply with company policies and industry regulations.
  • Prepare and process purchase orders, requisitions, and other procurement documents.
  • Maintain detailed and organized records of all procurement transactions.

Continuous Improvement:

Participate in continuous improvement initiatives to enhance procurement processes and efficiency.

Implement best practices in procurement and supply chain management.

Stay current with industry trends and advancements in procurement technology.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, or a related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in procurement or purchasing within the manufacturing industry.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in procurement software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Certifications: Certification in Procurement (e.g., CIPS, CPP) is a plus.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Negotiation Skills: Proven experience in negotiating contracts and managing supplier relationships.

Apply now and take the first step towards an exciting career with ABYAT !

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