Purchase Officer (French Language Required)

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Confidential Recru Africa
Job Type:
Date Posted:
Sep 25, 2023
Employee Type:
Full-Time Employee


Minimum Experience 3-4 years
Location: Cameroon

Job Description:
We are looking for a highly motivated and detail-oriented Purchase Officer to join our procurement team. The ideal candidate should be fluent in French and possess excellent negotiation skills, along with a strong understanding of procurement processes and supply chain management.


Communicate and negotiate with French-speaking suppliers to obtain the best terms and conditions for purchases.
Conduct research to identify potential suppliers in French-speaking regions and maintain a comprehensive supplier database.
Analyze purchase requisitions, review purchase orders, and ensure timely and cost-effective procurement of goods and services.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess purchase needs and ensure procurement activities align with business objectives.
Monitor inventory levels and work closely with the warehouse team to maintain adequate stock levels while minimizing carrying costs.
Evaluate supplier performance and conduct regular supplier audits to ensure compliance with quality and delivery standards.
Identify cost-saving opportunities and implement strategic sourcing initiatives.
Stay updated with market trends, pricing, and industry developments in the French-speaking regions.

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or related field.
Fluency in French and English (both written and spoken) is mandatory.
Proven experience as a Purchase Officer or in a similar procurement role.
Sound knowledge of procurement processes, vendor management, and supply chain best practices.
Strong negotiation and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships with suppliers.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Proficiency in using procurement software and MS Office applications.
Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with international trade and customs regulations related to French-speaking regions.

How to Apply:
Send your CV to recruitment@recru-africa.com

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