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Company: Laughlin & De Gannes Limited

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Job Ref.: Job

Job Title: Purchasing Officer



Town / City: Port Of Spain

Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:



  • Generate stock reports and analyze stock levels in consultation with the Purchasing Manager for the Industrial, Retail and Wholesale departments

  • Request proformas, verify prices, confirm proformas and create purchase orders
  • Negotiate with suppliers to guarantee optimum pricing and terms
  • Track all orders confirmed to update team leaders on the arrival and clearing status of shipments
  • Liaise with finance department on outstanding payments for vendors
  • Consolidate containers with freight companies and ensure all documents corresponds with cargo
  • Coordinate the logistics of all incoming FCL and LCL shipments
  • Liaise with customs department to ensure shipments are cleared in a timely manner
  • Prepare costings for all FCL and LCL shipment cleared and submit same to relevant Manager
  • Close off outstanding purchase orders in the system which are not fulfilled supplier

Qualifications required:

Educational Requirements:

  • Advance Certificate in CIPS (Purchasing & Supply) or equivalent
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Familiar with Great Plains Dynamics
  • Familiarity with Customs Regulations, requirements and Procedures
  • Experience in a similar position will be an asset


  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent internal customer service skills/analytical, problem-solving and decision making skills
  • Good execution and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

This vacancy is closed.

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