DEADLINE: 23/05/2024

Purchasing Officer


Position: Purchasing Officer

Accountable to: Purchasing Manager


Effectively manage the supply chain/buying of goods from the suppliers and timely delivery to the warehouses at the best prices, in the right quantities and in time to maximize Kyosk’s offering to the market.

Professionally cultivate and nurture relationships with suppliers.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Payment management: Prepare LPOs from all warehouses for approval by the Purchasing manager as per product movement. Send LPOs to the relevant suppliers and confirm deliveries; Follow and ensure minimal lead times for deliveries as per the LPOs.
  • Purchasing: Ensure all the buying targets are met by following up with the warehouses for completion and achievement. Follow up with the accounts to ensure rebate payments are achieved. Negotiate for best trading terms, margins and discounts
  • Stock Management: Monitor stock levels in the warehouses and advise accordingly. Initiate prior stocking up for high seasons-eg Back to school, Christmas, End months. Add new items on the catalog/inventory; update inventory prices as needed.
  • Supplier management: Update supplier agreement files and documents. Communicate expiries, damages and obsolete goods to suppliers for solutions; Handle official meetings with vendors. Compare and double check market prices to ensure best deals. Review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and purchasing best practice tools and methods.
  • Data Management: Analyze data and reports; Keep accurate records of the purchases made in the business. Prepare relevant purchasing reports and meeting minutes; Reconcile purchases with Finance at the end of the month. Compile data relating to supplier performance to enable evaluation.
  • Market Analysis: Continuous monitor market trends, competitor strategies, market suppliers to ensure alignment and know-how of current market and industry trends;
  • Work seamlessly with other relevant departments for the goal of the company.
  • Any other duties within the purchasing department as assigned by the Purchasing Manager.


Skills and competencies

  • Analytical & Logical Thinker;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Drive for Execution;
  • Commercial Acumen;
  • Self-motivated
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Tech Savvy

Minimum Requirements:

  • Relevant Degree in business and/or Supply Chain;
  • Professional qualification in supply chain is a plus;
  • Knowledgeable on purchasing functions with a minimum of 3 years experience preferably within retail;
  • Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown;
  • Able to add value, reduce costs and input to business improvements;
  • A good understanding of the retail market is a plus;
  • Be able to meet strict and dynamic deadlines;

About the Company:

At Kyosk.App we take immense pride in our role as a Business to Business Technology Platform. We are dedicated to bridging the gap in digital distribution to middle and low-income communities, including smallholder farmers. Our platform is truly product and service agnostic, empowering companies to connect with these communities through local retail outlets.


Today, we are thrilled to share that we serve a thriving community of over 250,000 Retailers on our Platform. We leverage the small retail outlets as a channel to connect with these communities by providing a seamless and direct link between suppliers, traditional retailers as well as farmers and local eateries. Across Africa over 60% of retail trade flows through these small outlets commonly referred to as kiosks. We are on a mission to provide them with an extensive range of high-quality products, all delivered reliably to their doorsteps at fair market prices.

We also help manufacturers and farmers expand their network and product range by providing last mile deliveries to hard-to reach communities as well as data for better demand and business planning.

The platform does not only support product distribution but also helps service providers such as financial institutions to reach and provide their services (for example credit, savings and insurance) to the communities via our network of small retail outlet – Kiosks. Kyosk is present in over 40 territories across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria.

Apply by: May 23, 2024


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Industry: FINTECH
Location: KAMPALA

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