Purchase Officer

7 - 10 Years

Job Description

Job Summary:

Identifying, developing & maintaining vendor base for obtaining timely procurement of materials at favorable terms to ensure smooth manufacturing operations
Preparing Annual Rate Contracts with vendors for stackable items & timely renewal of contracts after review
Ensuring proper documentation for shortages, faster clearance for the shortage items receipts
Efficiently using inventory management system and procedure for effective stores management and inventory control for ensuring ready availability of materials to meet the targets

Key Responsibilities:

Provides guidance and assistance to faculty and staff in all aspects of purchasing.
Prepares technical specifications for request for proposals, including terms and conditions and evaluation criteria.
Prepares and develops bid documents and supplier bid lists to obtain competitive
Quotations on commodities and services.
Promotes the Purchasing section as an effective resource for addressing Supply
Management issues.
Keeps constantly apprised of economic / business situations as they affect purchasing policy; makes recommendations to adequately meet those changing conditions.
Develops and updates department procedures and recommends changes to related college standard practices; interprets policies and procedures to faculty and staff in their need to purchase supplies and services.
Analyzes current procurement activities and recommends improvement through more efficient procurement methods, quantity discounts, standardization, value analysis and cooperative purchasing.
Solicits information regarding a variety of commodities by telephone, facsimile interview or written requests ensuring cost effectiveness commensurate with quality

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:Education / Teaching / Training

Functional Area:Teaching, Education, Training, Counselling


Employment Type:Permanent Job, Full Time


Desired Candidate Profile


Certified Professional Purchaser accreditation and/or Business Degree and 7-10 years of experience in a public purchasing environment.


PG:MBA/PGDM - Any Specialization

Company Profile

Vellore Institute of Technology

VIT was established with the aim of providing quality higher education on par with international standards. It persistently seeks and adopts innovative methods to improve the quality of higher education on a consistent basis.The campus has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with students from all corners of the globe. Experienced and learned teachers are strongly encouraged to nurture the students. The global standards set at VIT in the field of teaching and research spur us on in our relentless pursuit of excellence. In fact, it has become a way of life for us. The highly motivated youngsters on the campus are a constant source of pride. Our Memoranda of Understanding with various international universities are our major strength. They provide for an exchange of students and faculty and encourage joint research projects for the mutual benefit of these universities. Many of our students, who pursue their research projects in foreign universities, bring high quality to their work and esteem to India and have done us proud. With steady steps, we continue our march forward. We look forward to meeting you here at VIT.
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