Procurement Officer

  • Date posted: 24 Sep
  • Ref. Code: PO2

Description / Requirements

A leading company operating in the financial sector seeks an experienced professional to join its dynamic team of experts based in Athens. 


Duties and responsibilities

  • Support and contribute on procurement strategy and procedures that are innovative, cost-effective, and incorporate the growing complexities and challenges within industry
  • Compare proposals for price and specifications
  • Negotiate with vendors to reduce costs
  • Review contract specifications on behalf of the company
  • Communicate with vendors to ensure quantity and timing of the deliveries
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with critical suppliers
  • Adopt transformational activities to build procurement organizational capabilities and improve procurement efficiency
  • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly procurement reports
  • Ensure adherence to all safety, health, and environmental rules and regulations
  • Maintain and update procurement records/files and generate reports on procurement and contract activity to meet organizational compliance requirements and provide access to procurement information.
  • Escalate procurement and contract management issues where required.
  • Apply legal, policy and organizational guidelines and procedures in relation to procurement and contract management
  • Validate stakeholder business needs, compile and source market information, and assist in analyzing markets and assessing risk to inform procurement planning and sourcing decisions
  • Monitor, evaluate and improve supplier performance, according to Supplier Evaluation process, on a continuous basis

Candidate profile

Requirements and qualifications

  • Previous working experience in Procurement Department 
  • MA in Business Administration, Logistics, or similar relevant fields
  • Strong business- acumen 
  • In-depth knowledge of contracts, invoicing, and negotiation terms
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Problem solver with a strong analytical mindset
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Negotiation attitude
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as a member of a team