Purchasing Officer Jobs – Kyosk Digital Services Limited

Job Title:   Purchasing Officer

Organisation: Kyosk Digital Services Limited

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Purchasing Manager


About US:

Kyosk Digital Services Limited is a tech-led platform that connects informal retailers who retail in kiosks and other similar retail outlets directly to fast-moving consumer

goods companies (FMCGs) by communicating demand from retail outlets directly to FMCGs and their distributors and managing the delivery of the goods to the kiosks. ETG Digital Platforms (Kyosk) is building the future of the retail of everyday essentials and access to financial services in Africa, starting from Kenya.


Job Summary: The Purchasing Officer will effectively manage the supply chain/buying of goods from the suppliers and timely delivery to the warehouses at the best prices, in the right quantities and in time to maximize Kyosk’s offering to the market. The jobholder will also professionally cultivate and nurture relationships with suppliers.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Payment management: Prepare LPOs from all warehouses for approval by the Purchasing manager as per product movement. Send LPOs to the relevant suppliers and confirm deliveries; Follow and ensure minimal lead times for deliveries as per the LPOs.
  • Purchasing: Ensure all the buying targets are met by following up with the warehouses for completion and achievement. Follow up with the accounts to ensure rebate payments are achieved. Negotiate for best trading terms, margins and discounts
  • Stock Management: Monitor stock levels in the warehouses and advise accordingly. Initiate prior stocking up for high seasons-eg Back to school, Christmas, End months. Add new items on the catalog/inventory; update inventory prices as needed.
  • Supplier management: Update supplier agreement files and documents. Communicate expiries, damages and obsolete goods to suppliers for solutions; Handle official meetings with vendors. Compare and double check market prices to ensure best deals. Review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and purchasing best practice tools and methods.
  • Data Management: Analyze data and reports; Keep accurate records of the purchases made in the business. Prepare relevant purchasing reports and meeting minutes; Reconcile purchases with Finance at the end of the month. Compile data relating to supplier performance to enable evaluation.
  • Market Analysis: Continuous monitor market trends, competitor strategies, market suppliers to ensure alignment and know-how of current market and industry trends;
  • Work seamlessly with other relevant departments for the goal of the company.
  • Any other duties within the purchasing department as assigned by the Purchasing Manager.


Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • Relevant Degree in business and/or Supply Chain;
  • Professional qualification in supply chain is a plus;
  • Knowledgeable on purchasing functions with a minimum of 3 years experience preferably within retail;
  • Analytical & Logical Thinker;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Drive for Execution;
  • Commercial Acumen;
  • Self-motivated
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Tech Savvy
  • Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown;
  • Able to add value, reduce costs and input to business improvements;
  • A good understanding of the retail market is a plus;
  • Be able to meet strict and dynamic deadlines;


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 23rd May 2024


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Date Posted 2024-05-20T00:07
Valid Through 2024-05-24T00:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Kyosk Digital Services Limited 
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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