Procurement Officer at Baobab Microfinance Bank

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Procurement Officer

Location: Kaduna/Abuja
Direct Supervisor: Admin/Expansion/Facility Manager


  • We are looking for an astute Procurement Officer to oversee purchasing activities and ensure that purchased items are both cost-efficient and of high quality.
  • The Procurement Officer’s responsibilities include supervising staff, maintaining positive supplier relations, evaluating supply options, approving purchases, and maintaining accurate records


  • Overseeing and supervising employees and all activities of the purchasing department.
  • Preparing plans for the purchase of equipment, services, and supplies.
  • Following and enforcing the company’s procurement policies and procedures.
  • Reviewing, comparing, analyzing, and approving products and services to be purchased.
  • build relationships with existing suppliers and find new ones offering the desired product at competitive prices.
  • Managing inventories and maintaining accurate purchase and pricing records.
  • Maintaining and updating supplier information such as qualifications, delivery times, product ranges, etc.
  • Maintaining good supplier relations and negotiating contracts.
  • Researching and evaluating prospective suppliers.
  • Preparing budgets, cost analyses, and reports.
  • provide information support to other departments in terms of procurement.
  • study the new offers of suppliers;
  • determine the types of goods that must be withdrawn from the range or enter into it;
  • Ensure that Baobab always have promotional materials from suppliers
  • control the performance of duties towards suppliers; advise sellers, and sometimes buyers; control the movement of goods and the timing of shipment of goods.
  • review supplier claims and resolves conflicts; control product quality.

Additional procurement officer responsibilities:

  • In case of a decrease in demand for certain products, taking corrective measures with the marketing department.
  • Achievement of the required level of turnover
  • Business trips for dialogue with suppliers and procurement
  • Research of new markets
  • Fulfillment of individual official assignments of the management

Qualification and Requirements

  • Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Development Economics, Social Science or any relevant degree to Procurement.
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience as a procurement officer or related position.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well with management and staff at all levels.
  • Goal-oriented, organized team player.
  • Applicants should reside within the vacant region


  • Analytical, practical mindset
  • PC proficiency at the level of the confident user
  • Knowledge of the basics of economics
  • Understanding of the transport, logistics and customs system.
  • Knowledge of English and other languages (depending on the specifics of the company)
  • Ability to handle large amounts of information
  • Stress tolerance and the ability to quickly make effective decisions
  • Knowledge of supplies and contractual terms
  • Effective planning and prioritization skills
  • Mastering the basics of working in corporate information systems.
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Possession of practical communication skills.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of procurement processes, policy, and systems

Application Deadline
4th October, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: , , with the Job Title as subject of the mail

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