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Purchasing Officer (Buyer)

Posted at
31. Jul, 14:49
Company Industry
Retail & FMCG
Work Type
Full time
Job Level
Mid level
Highest Qualification
Years Experience
4 years
Application Deadline
Nairobi CBD Nairobi

The successful candidate MUST have experience in purchasing, import documentation, clearing and forwarding

Key Responsibilities:

  • Order and/or supervise the ordering of raw materials.
  • Maintain sufficient stocks for production under your jurisdiction
  • Costing of all materials.
  • Assist in obtaining I.D.F. for materials and machinery.
  • Supervise proper recording of Orders, incoming and outgoing goods.
  • Adjust prices according to new seasonal stock prices.
  • Check physical stock regularly and full stock control.
  • To direct, advice and train all personnel to a manner which will result in
  • efficiency, up-to-date knowledge, good moral and team work.


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Must have professional qualification in purchasing and supplies (diploma in Purchasing & Supplies or CIPS qualifications).
  • Must have BSC. (Chemistry) or BA (Economics).
  • Must have minimum 4 years’ experience purchasing in a large/medium size manufacturing sector.
  • Experience in purchasing, import documentation, clearing and forwarding.
  • Must have high levels of integrity.

Monthly Gross Salary: Kshs 80,000 – 100,000 /= (USD 600 – 1, 000) depending on skills and experience.

Position Level: Junior Level.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya.

Deadline: 31st August 2018.

We endeavour to make contact with all of our applicants, but unfortunately high volumes of applications make this unrealistic. If you do not hear from us within two weeks your application has not been successful on this occasion. This does not mean you will not be considered for future roles so please keep an eye on our job board and apply for positions that match your skills and experience.

*** Summit Recruitment & Search, as a policy, does not charge any fee as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement***

Our client, a well-established global FMCG company is looking to recruit a Purchasing Officer (Buyer).

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