Grocery Store Procurement Specialist

  • Lagos

The Borough Lagos

Job description:

A procurement specialist facilitates purchases from outside suppliers to keep a business running. Their primary responsibilities include researching key suppliers, negotiating purchase agreements, and ensuring all products and materials meet company standards.
Market research for popular brands and fastest selling products
Devise sourcing strategies
Discover solid suppliers and initiate business partnerships
Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms and conditions
Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries
Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements
Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
Identify and establish effective pricing strategies
Manage the purchase of frozen, fresh and dry items
Ensure goods purchased are in accordance with specified requirements and match given specifications.
Advise on methods to improve receiving, storing, inventory and distributing materials and supplies; and maintain stock control records.
Verify quantities of goods delivered, inspect for damage; and sign delivery tags
Warehousing and inventory control
Prepare and maintain records concerning the receipt and issuance of materials
Confer with user departments and provide cost information for budgeting purposes
Negotiate for favorable terms for purchase, e.g. discounts and credit, and follow up with the Finance Department to ensure that payments are made to the suppliers promptly.


Minimum of /B.Sc. in relevant fields.
3 – 5 years of relevant procurement experience specifically in Fresh, Frozen and Dry items.
Excellent sourcing and negotiation skills.
Ability to work independently
Working knowledge of the principles and practices of established store keeping procedures, including receiving, storing, and issuing materials and supplies, and of standard inventory methods and techniques.
Well developed computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft office suites.
Ability to maintain a computer inventory control system and analyze pertinent factors such as usage patterns, stock availability, shelf life related to stocking minimum and maximum levels.
Report to supervisor on variances and status on a regular basis.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Job Type:Full time

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