AFRICA FOOD IMPORT SA is looking for a LOCAL INDUSTRY BUYER for its headquarters based in Douala

Attached to the SUPPLY CHAIN ​​Department, the buyer will be responsible for:

  • Participate in the definition of the strategy in collaboration with its manager and the plant management;
  • Ensure the implementation of the strategy through a targeted choice of products / services and suppliers;
  • Coordinate the supply chain and delivery flows;
  • Negotiate purchase contracts; Implement the purchasing management policy;


Management and supervision of purchasing and supply operations

  • Participate in the definition of the purchasing policy, according to the areas (products, services, benefits, general services.)
  • Advise and support the Management in the implementation of the purchasing policy and the setting of objectives for the optimization of costs, quality and deadlines
  • Define programs and procedures for purchasing services and products.
  • In concert with the technical departments (maintenance, production, QHSE, etc.), develop technical specifications expressing the needs of the plant
  • Prospect, write calls for tenders and select suppliers capable of meeting the plant’s strategic needs
  • Ensuring supply operations
  • Optimize purchasing and procurement processes (e-procurement.)
  • Regularly monitor new tools and service providers
  • Control the purchasing procedures and the execution of the contracts

Choice of service providers and negotiation

  • Establish specifications / an order listing all the needs for products and services
  • Organize calls for tenders in order to select the service providers and suppliers likely to meet the specifications / defined order
  • Negotiate with suppliers and define the terms of the contract (prices, delivery times, etc.)
  • Take charge of exchanges and daily monitoring of suppliers and subcontractors
  • Negotiate supply conditions with suppliers in terms of cost, quality, lead time, payment terms, etc.
  • Build and manage supplier quality and develop long-term relationships with preferred suppliers
  • Identify, anticipate and manage supplier risks

Monitoring/control of purchasing and supply operations

  • Set up key indicators and dashboards to measure the performance of the actions carried out: inventory turnover rate, delivery times, availability rate, quality of goods and services provided…
  • Perform supply status reporting
  • Analyze supplier performance by updating and maintaining indicators
  • Ensure deadlines are met
  • Ensure the proper routing of goods until delivery to the departments concerned

Analyze internal needs and conduct calls for tenders

  • Together with the departments indicated, identify the needs of internal departments, production and distribution
  • Clearly define the needs with them, taking into account all the parameters to optimize costs and deadlines.  
  • Define and have the tender management committee approve the criteria for selecting suppliers and awarding the contract.
  • Propose the negotiation strategy according to the optimal cost price
  • Conduct tenders in strict compliance with the rules of transparency, fairness and impartiality  
  • Prepare and present to the tender management committee the final recommendation
  • Proceed with ordering according to the negotiated conditions and follow up on deliveries.
  • Monitor the execution of contracts, remind suppliers if necessary in order to limit errors or delays in delivery
  • Check the goods delivered, their conditions of transport, and / or the conformity of the services
  • Check invoices, settle disputes

Seek new suppliers for investments, products or services

  • Prospect markets, find out about new potential suppliers via the Internet, trade fairs, magazines and databases; update its information base by expanding it internationally
  • Put in competition the suppliers likely to meet the imperatives of costs, deadlines and quantities, select them according to the criteria defined with the management of the company
  • Build and maintain supplier records
  • Promote good business practices with suppliers in the context of calls for tenders.

Relations with suppliers and evaluation of supplier performance

  • Analyze supplier achievements and classify them according to the KRALJIC matrix
  • Establish an appropriate action plan by group of suppliers with a view to improving relations
  • Analyze the risks and propose an action plan to respond to each type of risk.
  • Collect, from users and production, the information necessary to monitor supplier performance
  • Plan and execute the assessment of the most important and/or sensitive suppliers.


  • Academic level: Bac + 3 in Logistics and transport option international trade, purchases and supplies, Trade, Management;
  • Professional experience: 02 years of experience in the supply chain / purchasing function and at least 01 year in the industrial sector
  • Additional training and/or qualifications: Purchasing training or any leading international certification; training or certification in industrial maintenance
  • Maximum age: 50 years old;
  • Be able to work under pressure with hours of varying amplitudes;
  • Mastery of negotiation techniques;
  • Mastery of Supply Chain management tools used daily;
  • Communication skills and ease, listening skills required for regular exchanges with suppliers;
  • Ability to negotiate;
  • Mastery of techniques for calculating costs and evaluating deadlines;
  • Fluency in English is essential.

Application file: CV, cover letter

Deadline: Friday July 29, 2022

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