Sahara Group nutures businesses in the energy sector. These companies operate essentially within the energy industry and its associated sub-sectors. The Group consists of individuals, who are determined to make a positive impact on the business environment.We are recruiting to fill the below position:Job Title: Procurement OfficerLocation: Any City, NigeriaPurpose Statement The role of Procurement Officer is to manage commercial and supplier aspects of projects. Work with team members on conducting general market research in various categories as well as research into potential suppliers, product specification and resources.Key Deliverables: Take action to reduce costs that are focused on creating greater efficiencies, economies of scale or better quality resources for a project team, department, or business unit.Manage all logistics operation including all logistics assets in order to ensure timely, cost-effective delivery. Work with freighters and clearing agents, cost and price analysis for services, etc.Coordinate work efforts of others to ensure integration and completion of work against expectationsEvaluate and ensure that vendor performance meets or exceeds defined performance standards and adheres to overall company policies and procedures.Bin card management, arrangement of items in store, secure store, carry out periodic counts, update records of issuance and receipt, etc.Acts as a liaison between the Company and vendorsInterprets contract provisions and review of contracts to evaluate overall revisions, price, and past performance of each contract prior to bid or renewalObtains price quotes from vendors and compares quotes with the specifications and availability of itemsOrganizes, updates and retains product information files and purchase order recordsDemonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times and streamline work processes to provide quality customer service.Receiving goods and other supplies (imported and local goods)Knowledge/SkillsCustomer Relationship: Ability to facilitate and accelerate the business relationship based upon an understanding of the customer.Legal Limitations: Knowledge of local legal limitations and Nigerian shipping laws.Basic knowledge of Project Management to ensure successful delivery (on time, within budget, meeting agreed upon success criteria) to establish clear goals and accountabilities.Good Microsoft Excel skills.Good reporting skills.Working Relationships Project and Facility Management teamsAudit & Finance departmentOther Companies within the Group.