Procurement Specialist at WACOT Limited

WACOT Limited is a part of TGI Group. Our business includes but is not limited to rice milling, soya milling, production of fertilizer and other agro-chemicals, sesame hulling which are exported to Asia and Europe, trade in grains such as maize, sorghum and groundnuts. We currently support the production of soya, rice, sesame, cotton, and maize as part of our out-growers initiative. WACOT has several MOU's in place to aid its contribution to the fastest growing Nigerian sector- agriculture.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Procurement SpecialistLocation: OgunDetailsWe seek a Procurement Specialist to be responsible for planning, directing and managing purchasing services, ensuring compliance with all regulations, policies and procedures.Essential TasksManage all aspects of purchasing, providing consistency in carrying out the goals and objectives of the purchasing function; determines need for corrective actions on addressing matters outside normal operating procedures.Develop and authorize purchasing policies and procedures to ensure economy and efficient operations; recommend policy changes if appropriate.Research, develop, and recommend vendor commodities and services for personnel; determine supplier products and catalogs used in on-line requisition program; assure lowest total cost, best quality and service are met.Prepare specifications for the purpose of soliciting bids/proposals from qualified vendors; distribute invitations for bids/proposals, advertise and set bid/proposal opening dates; receive and evaluate bid for successful vendor; maintain file recordsConvert requisitions; issue purchase orders; approve ordering; distribute purchase orders to the appropriateManage open purchase orders, assure timely low cost delivery and receive items in the data base; investigate problem receiving when appropriate.Investigate potential products, practices and services which will provide a reduction in operational costs to all areas of the businessAdvise staff on policies for purchasing and surplus, follow policies at all times.Cultivate & maintain positive vendor relations to achieve maximum cost savings, optimal performance & quality standards.Develop and maintain budgets for areas of responsibility ensuring spending within approved levels; monitor incoming vending sales.Perform assigned responsibilities, duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe manner and with minimal supervision.

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