Job Title: Purchasing Consultant (South Asia)

Area/Department: Purchasing

Reports to: Director

Job Scope

Organise, undertake and negotiate the purchasing of high-quality materials to meet the company’s supply needs and customer demand.

Key Job Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be expected to perform duties including:

  • Be fully aware of the company’s supply needs and budgeting limitations, customer requirements, range, quality and quantity of products needed.
  • Place, review and inspect supply orders and their delivery to ensure quality.
  • Regularly negotiate the best price for high-quality goods to meet customer demand, maintain high company standards and profitability of the company.
  • Communicate and gain approval for orders when working with new vendors.
  • Build relations with new vendors to obtain high quality goods at a reasonable price.
  • Communicate with vendors to arrange timely delivery of goods.
  • Maintain a network of professional contacts to discover new products and deals.
  • Prepare and maintain sales forecast and purchase policies and reports.
  • Increase efficiency and portability of purchasing through negotiations and record keeping.
  • Regularly review and update stock inventory and adjust according to purchasing habits and pattern.
  • Process payments and invoices.
  • Attend meetings with professional clients.
  • Keep a record of purchasing contracts agreed, executed or otherwise incomplete.
  • Attend company meetings to regularly report and stay up to date with company and customer needs.
  • Attend seminars and conferences to obtain insight of new products and market trends and gain insight from others working in the purchasing field and meet potential new suppliers.
  • Supervise the workings of relevant company machinery and supervise junior staff working with the machinery and dealing with the resale of product obtained.

Skills and qualifications required

Salary: £29,000 - £31,000