ShopIT Purchasing Associate Job in Kenya

ShopIT ( is an E-Commerce company headquartered in Nairobi.

We are looking to bring on board an ambitious purchasing associate to help us take our offering to the next level.

Job Description
The candidate shall:
  • Work closely with the category manager, marketing and customer service to formulate and execute strategies for the business unit across all marketing channels
  • Be responsible for maximizing revenue, ensuring that business lines are merchandised optimally.
  • Identify product vendors, negotiate for best prices and ensure to ensure purchases are executed effectively.
  • Have good judgment and wisdom in negotiations, projections, and communication.
  • Recommend new products and product lines.
  • Manage vendor relationships.
  • Be able to multi-task and be an effective problem solver.
  • Carry out regular price reviews.
  • Deal with warranty-related issues.
  • Carry out all other assigned tasks by the unit manager.
Essential Training, Skills & Experience
The ideal candidate should:
  • Have at least a diploma in business, purchasing or a related field.
  • Background in accounts will be an added advantage.
  • Have demonstrable entrepreneurial, negotiating and financial skills.
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Have excellent business / commercial and analytical skills.
  • Be an advanced computer and internet user.
  • Have confidence in their own judgment & decision making when faced with ambiguity.
  • Have exceptional organization and attention to detail
  • Have good people skills and be able to easily establish a rapport with a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Be prepared to work irregular and long hours.
  • Be hard-working and dedicated to the role and have ability to work well under pressure.
NB: Past experience in retail or purchasing will be an added advantage.

Your applications profile (upload) must include the following:
  1. Telephone contacts for at least 3 referees.
  2. Include your expected remuneration.
  3. MBTI Personality ( Visit |  | answer the 72 Questions and click on ‘Score it’ to get your four letter MBTI Personality). Only the four letters are required.

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