Buyer, Purchasing – (240000BT)

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Job Detail

  • Job ID 1005323
  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience 2 Years
  • Industry Management
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, autonomous and self-governing international university with 13 teaching sites in 6 countries distributed across three continents. As an integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network, AKU provides higher education in several disciplines, carries out research pertinent to the countries in which it exists and has campuses, programmes and/or teaching hospitals in Afghanistan, Kenya, Pakistan, Tanzania, Uganda and the UK. As an international institution, AKU operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact and access; and AKU is a model of academic excellence and an agent of social change.

Job Role / Responsibilities:

Specifically, you will be responsible to:

  • follow institutional policies related to functional responsibilities, code of ethics, discipline, acceptance of gifts, anti-fraud and other HR related policies
  • regularly monitor purchase requisitions and make purchase orders within the stipulated time and ensure timely delivery of ordered goods
  • obtain quotations from suppliers and analyse & evaluate them to make an effective purchasing decision. Preparing Recommendations based on price, quality, delivery, and service
  • undertake market surveys and market intelligence studies to enable/recommend effective purchasing decisions. This can be achieved by meeting people, reading newspapers, magazines, purchasing journals and using the internet
  • make effective negotiations with suppliers for obtaining competitive prices
  • meet with suppliers regularly to strengthen the business relationship; understand market trends, the introduction of new products and resolve day to day issues
  • meet with end-users to ensure customer satisfaction and resolve their issues and queries
  • strive to improve the satisfaction level of internal users/ departments
  • strive to improve the turnaround time of purchasing activities
  • develop and implement appropriate sourcing partnership strategies to enable reliable supply chain performance in an adverse environment at a fair price to the institution
  • review and control freight cost through informed decision
  • ensure utilization of capital budget within the stipulated time of its release
  • rationalize and optimize inventory levels by reviewing stock reordering and replenishment processes to achieve turnover
  • ensure that the requirements of participating organizations of AKDN, P Group Purchase Program are fulfilled in timely and cost-effective manner
  • besides the above, the staff may be assigned additional/ new responsibilities or rotated to other departments based on short-term or long-term requirements

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