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AGA Job Opportunity: Buyer

The Role holder will provide on-going support in the procurement of goods, spare parts, maintenance, repair and operating supplies & commodities and in the process ensure value for money while exhibiting a trustworthy attitude and a high level of integrity.


  • Perform and comply with established Obuasi site and CAR regional purchasing processes, routines and practices for the redevelopment of the Obuasi Mine, including requirements for Operations Readiness.
    • Execute established processes, standards and procedures for the creation and release of purchase orders to approved vendors.
    • Responsible for issuing request for quotations and proposals to qualified vendors based on purchase requisitions assigned , answering queries, bid evaluation, negotiations; preparing  approved purchase orders in SAP to  the winning bids.
    • Turn around purchase orders within target times and approved budgets.
    • Carry out all purchase order transactions in accordance with approved policies, standards and procedures.
    • Conduct market intelligence to establish prices of goods and associated services to aid in effective negotiations.
    • Establish and maintain good working relationships with vendors and internal user departments of the mine, providing the necessary support and communicating procurement policies, standards and procedures as appropriate.
    • Motivate for the on-time payment of suppliers and to agreed payment terms and conditions
    • Maintain a register of preferred vendors; monitor and report periodically as directed vendor performance ratings according to approved and agreed performance criteria.
    • Monitor and expedite to ensure delayed orders are progressed and delivered on time and in expected state or conditions of supply.
    • Resolve all vendor complaints and escalate all disputes to his/her supervisor.
    • Support AGAG’s supplier development and local procurement policies and strategies
    • Apply  the right tools and documentation as designed to drive the work flow between Materials Planning, the Warehouse, Planned Maintenance, Engineering, Operations and other support departments in meeting their requirements
    • Personal  development plan and training in purchasing processes and best practises in SAP ERP system applications
    • Work with  and demonstrate understanding of Purchasing Models and systems as designed for  critical and routine procurement requirements that are reviewed and driven through SAP
    • Collect and interpret data to a high standard of quality assurance and control
    • Objective assessments and interpretation of  SAP purchasing reports and recommendations.
    • Monitor and improve PR-PO cycle times to meet internal KPI targets



  • Minimum of HND.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement & Supply, Engineering, Economics, Commerce or Supply Chain management will be an advantage


  • At least Three (3) years’ experience working in a supply chain environment
  • A working knowledge of goods procurement in mining, oil & gas or heavy industrial equipment operations.
  • Familiarity with SAP ERP system or equivalent ERP application is a requirement

Technical Competencies

  • Understanding the context and practice of the purchasing function
  • Win-win negotiation skills
  • Ability to understand the critical relationships among supply chain functions
  • Analytical and Problem-solving abilities
  • Presentation skills
  • Local Regulations
  • Cost management
  • Project management
  • Risk management
  • Change management
  • Reporting
  • Audit, compliance and governance

Other Competencies

  • Fostering a team environment – inspiring and motivating others, promoting collaboration and team work, communicating prolifically
  • Managing oneself – taking ownership of one’s personal development
  • Building effective working relationships – the ability to build and maintain effective collateral and cross functional working relationship
  • Building trust & accountability – displaying high levels of integrity and honesty
  • Maximizing performance results – solving problems and analyzing issues, driving for results
  • Displaying technical and professional expertise, innovating, taking initiative

Interested Ghanaians with the above qualification and experience should submit their applications, with detailed CV.


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