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Apr 7, 2017

Retail Company Purchasing Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Purchasing Assistant – Retail Company

Job Salary: 15,000 base plus commission.

Location: Nairobi.

Our client dealing in retail trade (jewelry, African art, crafts, precious and semi-precious stones) with scope of operation at the local and international levels is recruiting for a Purchasing Assistant.

Job Summary: The incumbent will be responsible for receiving, storing, and distribution of product within the warehouse; dispatching, packaging, sorting of goods and materials; managing acceptable stock levels and all inventory related
functions including inventory accuracy, cycle counts and data integrity with the completion of all paperwork as required.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Receiving, moving, checking and storing incoming goods.
  • Checking and inspecting goods received and ensuring they are of accurate quantity, type, quantity and also acceptable quality.
  • Packaging and labeling/bar-coding items before they are dispatched.
  • Picking and packaging items on order.
  • Source new items
  • Create Pos and follow up.
  • Help plan for delivery and barcoding.
  • Ensuring stock quantities are adhered to.
  • Undertake delivery at the shops.
  • Processing of supplier payments.
  • Making deliveries to the shops.
  • Selecting space for storage and arranging for items to be placed in the designated areas.
  • Loading and unloading delivery vehicles.
  • Labeling goods that have arrived at the warehouse for proper storage.
  • Ensuring a clean and safe workhouse for both inventory and staff to work in.
  • Monitoring stock levels and updating bin cards accordingly.
  • Maintaining and updating an accurate physical stock status report.
  • Any other duties as maybe assigned by the supervisor.
Key Skills and Competencies:  
  • At least diploma in stores management/ purchasing and supplies management or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • At least 2years experience in purchasing.
  • Must have worked in retail industry preferably.
  • Very active in product sourcing and purchasing methodologies.
  • Good computer data entry skills.
  • Ability to operate warehouse equipment’s, such as scanners.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication in both English and Swahili.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office / Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive in dealing with issues that may arise.
  • Self-motivated and willing to work under minimal supervision.
  • Able to work in stores and stock procedures.
  • Experience with inventory control systems, ERP software, and procedures strongly preferred.    
Deadline: Interested parties should send their online applications on or before 13th April 2017

Correspondence: Applications and detailed CV to be submitted online at

Applications not meeting minimum requirements will not be considered. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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