Purchasing Coordinator – Building Materials

Africa Personnel Services - windhoek, namibia

a year ago


Our client is a leading player in the building materials industry, specializing in lighting, electrical, paint, tiles, hardware, doors, plumbing, sanitary, power, etc. As they continue to grow, they are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Purchasing Coordinator to join their dynamic team.


  • Coordinate all aspects of the purchasing process for building materials, including order placement, supplier communication, and delivery tracking.
  • Conduct thorough market research to identify reliable suppliers, negotiate prices, and maintain positive relationships.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand materials requirements and ensure timely procurement to meet project timelines.
  • Monitor inventory levels and anticipate demand to prevent stockouts or overstock situations.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of purchases, contracts, and supplier information.
  • Evaluate supplier performance based on quality, delivery, and pricing, and address any issues or concerns promptly.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, new products, and market conditions to make informed purchasing decisions.
  • Assist with contract negotiations, ensuring favorable terms and conditions for the organization.
  • Support cross-functional teams by providing purchasing expertise and coordinating with other departments as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements throughout the procurement process.


  1. Proven experience as a purchasing coordinator or similar role in the building materials industry.
  2. Strong knowledge of building materials, suppliers, and market dynamics within the industry.
  3. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  4. Proficiency in using procurement software and tools.
  5. Effective communication and negotiation skills to build and maintain relationships with suppliers.

Closing date: 9 June 2023

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