Main Purpose:

Reporting to the Country Finance Manager, the Country Buyer will be responsible for efficient planning and cost effective Procurement system that supports country operations through timely availability of goods and services required for company operations

Knowledge Skills and Abilities, Key Responsibilities:

Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Analyses suppliers, the spend and communicating with the business partners and thus identifying opportunities to bring in efficiency
  • Provide a “one stop” procurement service to the Company and business units teams
  • Manage the Vendor and PO generation process within the applicable ERP system when implemented
  • Ensure the on-going assessment, accreditation, development and maintenance of relationships with key local suppliers
  • Apply sourcing and market knowledge to the country’s third party spend, proving the value of procurement skills
  • Directly handle the sourcing of goods and services for the designated country and business needs with the delegated levels of spend
  • Accountable for assuring that the business partner requirements are met while optimizing value
  • Negotiate, prepare (using templates) and execute contracts and purchase orders for designated country
  • Develop, track and monitor “scorecards” with suppliers and business partners to ensure continuous improvement
  • Effectively align and coordinate work with the business partners and obtain periodic customer feedback to improve service delivery.
  • Attend meetings, conferences etc as may be required and travel to other countries as may be required
  • Prepare, manage and maintain a data base of products and services purchased and of the local suppliers in the designated country

Skills and Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification in Supply Chain Management or equivalent
  • 3 to 5 years in a Procurement role or buying function
  • Qualified procurement practitioner
  • Excellent track record of successful career in Finance/procurement with at least 5 years’ experience in similar roles. Familiarity with Oil industry is preferred
  • Ability to prepare and interpret complex financial reports
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work independently and in team, able lead and provide direction to own team 
  • Aggressive and results oriented
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems. Knowledge of Navision is an added advantage
  • High computer literacy -Ms office packages especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrate general business acumen
  • Demonstrate high level of integrity and ethics

Key Relationships and Department Overview:

  • Internal –Finance Team locally, regional and global
  • External –Banks, External auditors, Tax and Legal firms