Expiring today

United Arab Emirates (AE)
31 Aug 2016
28 Sep 2016
Job Type
Food & Beverage
Job Level

Applications are invited for the position of Buyer.

This position is within the Procurement Department and reports to the Senior Procurement Manager.

Key Accountabilities

  • Prepare and evaluate tenders related to his section in coordination with Sourcing Specialists and Manager.
  • Review and resolve all daily general correspondences.
  • Acquire from various divisions necessary information related to products, specifications, quality, estimated consumption in order to launch tenders.
  • Receive and review purchase requisitions from all divisions and action the request subject to availability of necessary approvals.
  • Maintain good interpersonal relations with suppliers, thus gaining the best possible service from them.
  • Keep updated on current market prices of all items required by the various divisions and assist in maintaining up-to-date records of all suppliers and their products along with the price lists.
  • Acquire quotations from various suppliers and place orders with the best supplier after having thoroughly researched and investigated all factors in terms of quality, quantity, price, time.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of all suppliers (existing and potential), their products and price lists.
  • Visit suppliers to evaluate them on product offerings, quality, and operating standards; based on the findings make recommendations for current /future requirements.
  • Participate in meetings with the suppliers relating to price negotiations and contract formation in coordination with Sourcing Specialists and Manager.
  • Negotiate realistic discounts with suppliers on all purchases.
  • Refuse any transaction not complying with the company rules and regulations and source alternative products.
  • Attend local exhibitions to expand EKFC’s Procurement scope and thus gain reputable suppliers.
  • Comply with Corporate Occupational Health and Safety Responsibilities Standards.



Requirements and Competencies


  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Packages.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Prior Procurement experience in a food or catering industry.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills with the ability to multi-task and manage time effectively.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing administrative support.


  • At least 3 years of experience in a relevant field
  • Previous experience working in a Procurement / category management position.
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
  • Knowledge of contractual terms and conditions.