Procurement and Logistics Specialist
JOB TITLE: Procurement and Logistics Specialist
EMPLOYER: The Snack Company DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-02 LAST UPDATED: 2020-03-02 DEADLINE: 2020-04-01

We are currently seeking the Procurement and Logistics Specialist to join our company.

Specific Responsibilities

• Managing the entire process in the planning of commodities procurement and supply chain activities, inventory control, logistics and distribution, customs clearance, ensuring effectively-functioning processes to avoid costly delays and lost opportunities.
• Ensuring effective lines of communication to ensure timely delivery of commodities using the most appropriate procurement procedures.
• Being responsible for introducing process improvements in the supply chain and identifying new vendors/suppliers without jeopardizing quality and service delivery.
• Ensuring full compliance procurement rules and regulations and procurement policies and procedures.
• Establishing and implementing a monitoring system that ensures that the prices paid for commodities are in line with local market prices.
• Developing and managing the rosters of suppliers, elaborate supplier selection, and evaluation, quality and performance measurement mechanisms.
• Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual procurement plans and progress reports as required.
• Ensuring transparent and competitive procurements are conducted and properly documented as required, and in compliance, organizing and leading the bid solicitation process including drafting and issuing RFQ, RFP, RFI, Tenders, developing bid evaluation criteria and guiding clients on processes involved.
• Preparing service delivery contracts and purchase orders for all acquisition needs.
• Maintaining procurement files including all relevant documentation and vendor tracking system s/he will maintain all the relevant information concerning the organization’s suppliers;
• Managing vendor contracts and maintaining relationships with suppliers to ensure completeness of deliverables outlined in the contract this includes ensuring that all vendor complaints and concerns are addressed promptly

Job Qualifications & Required Skills

• B.A. required/Masters preferred or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience. Professional certification and membership to a reputable procurement and supplies body is highly desirable.
• Minimum 4-6 years of procurement specialist experience, preferably in a FMCG-related sphere.
• Knowledge of customs, clearance, and import documentation is a must.
• Strong analytical and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team, assess priorities, and manage multiple activities with attention to detail, meeting tight deadlines under pressure.
• Excellent problem-solving capacity, with demonstrated ability for considerable analysis and sound judgment to find solutions in a complex environment with shifting and competing priorities.
• Excellent cross-cultural communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills demonstrated by ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, stakeholders, clients and consultants.
• Advanced Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Excel spreadsheets, word processing, power point, and electronic mail).

Candidates are requested to send their CVs/Application Forms to Please indicate the name of the position (Procurement and Logistics Specialist) you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Otherwise, the candidacy will not be considered in the review process of the applications collected.
Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be invited to the further stages of the recruitment process.

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