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Cairo, Egypt

Import and Export Senior Specialist (MARKET LEADER WORLD CLASS FACTORY)

Cairo, Egypt
Posted 2 months ago
72Applicants for1 open position
  • 71Viewed
  • 18In Consideration
  • 53Not Selected

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About the company:

Our portfolio extends to include more than 350 SKUs in diversified product ranges as bakeries, chocolates, ice cream, chocolate decoration & spreads. In addition, we have our home-grown brand which includes more than 200 SKUs. Amongst competitors of the same segment, the company is the only company specialized in its product lines in Egypt and the Middle East 

We position ourselves as brand promoters focused on providing expertise & innovation. Our state-of-art innovation center and our bakery factory inspire our research & development department and helps us keep the market updated with world-wide novelties.

Job Description:

  • Compare and evaluate offers from suppliers 
  • Track orders and ensure timely delivery 
  • Enter order details (e.g. vendors, quantities, prices) into internal databases
  • Maintain updated records of purchased products, delivery   information, and invoices
  • Prepare reports on purchases, including cost analyses
  • Manage supplier relations and negotiate contracts, prices, timelines, etc.
  • Maintain the supplier database, purchase records, and related documentation.
  • Ensure that all procured items meet the required quality standards and specifications.
  • Prepare cost estimates.
  • Work to improve purchasing systems and processes
  • Run the foreign purchasing process efficiently and effectively.
  • Compliance with Company control systems, policies & procedures.
  • Ensure fast & reliable clearance & shipping process
  • Source for the best purchase package in terms of quality, price, terms, delivery, and services with suppliers.
  • Process purchase orders & documents in accordance with company, policies, procedures & specifications.
  • Follow up with related documents to ensure that deliveries, shipping, clearance, and payments are done properly & on time.
  • Manage company’s account for importation & customs procedures and following up with foreign suppliers, customs clearance agents.
  • Evaluate all suppliers & providers.
  • Initiate weekly progress reports on all activities done
  • Keep up with financial policies, regulations, and legislation
  • Forecast levels of demand for services and products
  • Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments, and customer
  • Keep contract files and use them as reference for the future
  • Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities
  • Keep a constant check on stock levels
  • Ensure suppliers are aware of business objectives
  • Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve the effectiveness
  • Collaborate with key persons to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company

Job Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, major in Supply chain/ accounting
  • Field Experience 3-5 years of relevant experience 
  • Strong knowledge in foreign contract terms 
  • Demand Planning Experience 
  • Shipping Forwarding and freight experience is a Must
  • Proven work experience as a Foreign Purchasing Officer 
  • Good command of the import process and required documentation
  • Good knowledge of vendor sourcing practices (researching, evaluating, and liaising with vendors
  • Computer Skills: MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint
  • Excellent usage of ERP systems and email handling
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good command of English language both written and verbal


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