Technical Buyer Driver L1

at BGI Ethiopia
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 23, 2020
Category Delivery
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Purpose of the job

The major purpose of the job is to manage the market work of the procurement activities. The buyer expected to bring proformas, invoices & quality materials as per specification.  In addition, the buyer expected to deliver a clean document to the internal office accordingly. In general, the buyer is expected to act as a bridge between BGI Ethiopia & Supplier in an ethical manner by securing the interest of BGI Ethiopia. The Job holder is expected to work closely, with other buyers, site requestors & the procurement follow up operators as well.   The buyer must know & act that s/he is the image of the company outside the compound. The buyer must comply with the company rules & regulations.  He is expected to respect the country's road & traffic rules & regulations.  He should know the basics of the automobile to control the allowed company vehicle.

Main duties & responsibilities

  • Collect proformas, related technical datasheets for all requests from the site markets.
  • Bridge the gap by offering the requestor full information to adjust the request, where there is a variation between requested specification & market available items.
  • Create ethical & smooth relationships with suppliers so that credit facility, timely proforma issuance & updates on new product arrivals could be facilitated.
  • Issue suspense/cheque, settle supplier payment, collect purchased items, invoices & deliver the item to store, after getting approval of PO.
  • Receive comments of Addis/site inspectors on delivered items & inform suppliers for replacement or future cautions where necessary.
  • Work as a team and support other buyers on market work & way of working.
  • Offer daily the pipeline purchase status to the Procurement follow up Operator.
  • Offer a full document to finance for the closure of purchase.
  • Follow all purchase requests & work jointly with the Procurement follow up Operator to make efficient & effective purchases.
  • Perform Procurement, Follow up Operator task during workload/ absence.
  • Offer timely & full information to all queries from the procurement team, OptiMaint, Finance & obey instructions accordingly.
  • Issue cash when needed.
  • Carry out other supportive tasks in the department, during staff absence/workload.

Job Requirements

  • Have basic knowledge of Microsoft applications (especially MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook)
  • Hand on skill to communicate the suppliers & requestors on mail/phone.
  • The right attitude to be a good team player,
  • Ability to respond to urgencies,
  • Result oriented, attention to detail.
  • Be well organized.
  • Expected to have a driving license & can justify 3 years without an accident.
  • Respect the company rules & regulations of safety.
  • Basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance.

Expected Education and Experience

  • Field of a stream: Purchasing &Supply Mgt, General Mechanics, related Discipline
  • 2-years direct work experience in similar responsibility or industry.


Applying Instructions

Interested applicants who fulfill the above criteria can submit their CV and application letter online at within 5 working days effective from the announcement of this notice.

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