Purchasing Officer at sandvik

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Key Performance Areas


  • Maintain positive relationships with suppliers.
  • Coordinate with internal teams regarding their supply needs.
  • Negotiates pricing and contracts including but not limited to Vendor Managed Inventories.
  • Determine proper quantity, price and timing of all materials and communicate to internal customers.
  • Closely monitor inventory to determine what products are needed (recommended frequency bi-weekly)
  • Review the scheduled PO’s for the week and what is inbound, work to prevent late deliveries with the vendors.
  • Develop purchasing strategies to ensure consistent inventory.
  • Establish standard operating procedures for purchasing and monitor the effectiveness of procedures.
  • Manage daily purchasing activities.
  • Develop Multiple Sourcing Strategy whenever possible for critical raw material supplies.
  • Work with QEHS Manager to ensure that the ASL (Approved Supplier List) is accurate and up to date.
  • Conduct Supplier Audits and Develop Supplier Audit Schedule.
  • ISO standard QEHS – All Employees have the responsibility to follow our procedures and to work in a safe and healthy manner.


Your profile


  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Logistics Management or Business administration with minimum of five (5) years of experience in Purchasing.
  • You must be registered with PSPTB (Procurement and Supplies professional and Technicians Board of Tanzania)
  • You have good knowledge of inventory and supply chain management.
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office and ERP Systems.
  • You have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, strong critical thinking and negotiation skills, strong planning and organization skills, ability to work independently.
  • You balance multiple priorities with ease while always delivering excellent results.
  • You react well to change and are flexible and comfortable working in an ever-changing environment with a variety of contacts.


How to apply

Interested in joining our team, for immediate consideration, please apply online at  https://www.home.sandvik/en/careers/  to the Purchasing Officer position, Job Req. #R0030978.


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