To be responsible for the procurement of commodities through the development and implementation of commodity strategies plans and the management of supplier relationship. Other areas of responsibility include price negotiation, planning, production, inventory control and quality control. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities and duties for this position shall include, but not be limited to, the following areas and activities. At management discretion, direction may be given for tasks outside the scope of work described. Implement procurement strategy and policies. Forecast procurement needs. Build and develop relationships with key suppliers and customers. Order materials and services as per negotiated and appropriately approved. Review quotations. Check purchase requisitions in accordance with company policy and negotiated terms and conditions. Maintain procurement files. Track Purchasing activity and measurements. Training of any new staff in the department. Discuss defective or unacceptable new goods or services with users, vendors and others to determine cause of problem and take corrective and preventative action. Ensure supplier compliance with site and company requirements for safety. Assist department in developing and implementing purchasing strategies for products. Responsible for planning, developing and buying materials, parts, supplies and equipment in a timely and cost effective way; timely manner while maintaining appropriate quality standards and specifications. Dealing with suppliers. Develop and review purchase requests and ensure authorization as necessary to facilitate the timely purchase of products. Help to lower the cost and secure agreements. Liaise with Accounts Payable Department to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices, as necessary for the business with the supplier. Candidate must have proven references and being a member of CIPS is an added advantage. ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.