Job Description: Purchaser, Sopot, Poland

SMT is looking for a Purchaser of stationary position in our office in Sopot, Poland. Candidates should have experience in the same position in the Purchasing Dept. of another shipping company.

The Purchaser will be responsible for the procurement process and organising the delivery of shipments to vessels involving close cooperation with port agents, suppliers, vessels’ Captains and Superintendents as well as coordinating between the various interests. 

Key Duties:

  • Process requisitions received in accordance with company procedures.
  • Monitor vessels’ schedules and provide timely status updates of each requisition and the delivery status to vessels and relevant stakeholders.
  • Confer with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
  • Review all Purchase orders, requisitions and quotes for applicability, correctness, compliance.
  • Research and select suppliers, review bid proposals, negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority, execute agreements
  • Determine the most cost-effective means of supply at various ports and capable of pro-active planning by taking into consideration the urgency of the spares and next feasible location for the delivery of the spares.
  • Track orders and ensures orders are delivered on time and at cost
  • Work closely with logistics groups to ensure on-time receipt and delivery of shipments; arranges for transportation and/or storage of purchased products
  • Once delivery is completed, follow up with vessel for delivery confirmation and to follow up with suppliers if there are any discrepancies on the items received.
  • Verify invoices for payment in case of discrepancies recorded.
  • Perform other related duties assigned by Purchasing Manager

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3 years related experience in a field such as Purchasing, Sourcing, Logistics, or other Supply Chain role.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multitask and complete tasks with efficiency and accuracy
  • Ability to work under pressure, both individually and in a team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Problem-solving, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to think creatively and find solutions to issues
  • Adaptable to growth and continually evolving requirements
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 is preferred and beneficial 

Please send your cv to:

posted: 29/04/2024


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