Procurement Assistant Needed at Workforce Africa


Procurement Assistant Needed at Workforce Africa

Procurement Assistant Needed at Workforce Africa

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Workforce Africa is a HR solutions provider dedicated in the provision of Human Resource Management services across Africa. Our MISSION is to deliver Business Growth by leveraging on Talent.

Procurement Assistant


This position is responsible for procurement activities with the objective of optimizing supply and generating a contribution to operating profit.


  • Observe and follow plant environmental and operational rules, procedures and guidelines.
  • Strictly adhere to and enforce safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties including lifting, climbing etc. as required by Ormat, Orpower 4, Inc. and OSH.
  • Perform supplier’s due diligence and introduce them in OMS upon approval.
  • Evaluate all suppliers before purchasing to ensure items bought meet quality and safety standards as required by the company.
  • Responsible for preparing and conducting contract and price negotiations for small to medium volumes.
  • Responsible for determining procurement strategies to ensure the long-term, cost-effective supply of materials.
  • Responsible for expediting purchases and supply sources to guarantee timely availability.
  • Raises purchase orders in OMS for general required items, stationery, and consumables for smooth running of drilling activities always.
  • Tracks order acknowledgement, prepares and communicates shortage and backlog reports, and provides visibility.
  • Transmits and prioritizes approved purchase orders and supporting documents to the supplier.
  • Reviews, updates, and maintains purchase orders until they are closed.
  • Ensures orders adhere to supplier agreements and contracts.
  • Review shipment documents before shipping, tracking and fixing shipping errors.

  • Expedite shipment delivery to the drilling site.
  • Apply and track shipments’ duty exemption approvals and maintain accurate shipment records.
  • Working with finance and accounts staff in resolving reception and invoice discrepancies.
  • Correct unsafe conditions in the work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to the supervisor immediately.
  • Evaluate complaints regarding the purchase orders and invoices received on shipments of equipment and supplies and take appropriate action.
  • Maintain a healthy group dynamic.
  • Keep the management team informed of accomplishments & ongoing issues, and participate in achieving resolutions to identified issues.
  • Work with multinational engineering and construction teams.
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends and holidays when necessary.


  • Perform other duties as directed by management.


  • Minimum of a diploma in Supplies Management or its equivalent.
  • At least 3 years of working experience in procurement in a busy manufacturing company or power plant.
  • Experience using SAP software.
  • Background in material handling, purchasing and stock control.
  • Knowledge of computerized inventory and tracking systems.
  • Ability to operate hand tools and mechanical equipment is desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in working with a team, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Expertise and proficiency with basic Microsoft office computer software.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Workforce Africa on to apply

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