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A procurement officer oversees the activities of the department responsible for purchases. As part of their supervisory role, they assign duties to each member of the staff and review the work. They also draw up a plan for the purchase of equipment, services and supplies. Due to their knowledge of procurement procedures, they recruit the right people in their department and train them in line with the procurement policies of the company. Purchasing managers can supervise their staff effectively when they are adequately versed in the relevant practices, procedures and policies.

Product Purchases
A procurement officer is also responsible for the purchase of products and services in the organization. They have to approve the best products or services that have low prices after reviewing and analyzing all options. Quality is also an important factor for the purchasing manager to consider when approving a purchase. It is their duty to ensure that the products or services are of high quality, regardless of the price. The procurement policies of the organization are often the guiding principle in the approval of such purchases.

Data Handling
The task of maintaining accurate records of purchases and pricing falls squarely on the shoulders of a purchasing manager. It entails managing the inventories of the products or services in the organization. The procurement department needs to have all the relevant information concerning the organization’s suppliers. It is the responsibility of the procurement officer to ensure that the department has important details, such as the suppliers’ qualifications, delivery times, potential development and products.

Communication With Suppliers
A purchasing officer is the link between their company and suppliers. They ought to look for interested suppliers and negotiate the best deal for the company. Part of their duties is to maintain good relations with the suppliers. Procurement officers have to keep their suppliers happy, because this can provide great opportunities for their companies to obtain the best deals from them. Developing good relations with suppliers require expert negotiation skills, which are important when seeking the best deals.

Educational Requirements & Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications Required.
Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Public or Business Administration, or related field; and two (2) years of fulltime professional-level experience involving the acquisition of equipment, supplies, commodities, or services for a government agency or private company with a substantial purchasing program involving a competitive bidding and negotiation process

Contact address

P.O BOX 2010
Adenta, ssnit flats(near the post office)

How to apply

Send CV to the email address provided.

Job Information

    • Full Time
    • Bachelors Degree
    • 3 - 5 Years
    • Logistics
    • Greater Accra
    • Adenta
    • d.dassah@globalskyafrica.com
    • 0377010121
    • 31-Dec-2017
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