Position Overview:  

This job consists of defining a purchasing strategy for stock global solutions in line with the company’s needs in order to prospect for a panel of coherent and appropriate suppliers at international level. The buyer’s mission is to ensure good stock management and sustainable supply for the company. Depending on the company’s activity, this purchasing Professional must find a product, all types of categories or foodstuffs at the best price.  Depending on his objectives, this professional evaluates the commercial proposals and negotiates the various terms of the contract concerning price, quantity, transport and delivery times. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  1. Compliance and Procedure Adherence: The Buyer is responsible for ensuring strict adherence to internal regulations and purchasing procedures while upholding deadlines with precision. 
  2. Negotiation and Order Placement: The Buyer is entrusted with leading negotiations effectively and aiming to maximize the number of orders placed within specified opportunities. 
  3. Destocking Focus: The Buyer’s role exclusively revolves around managing destocking cases, ensuring efficient handling. 
  4. Destocking Focus: The Buyer’s role exclusively revolves around managing destocking cases, ensuring efficient handling. 
  5. Product Verification: Verifying the authenticity of prospected products is a key responsibility to prevent counterfeit acquisitions. 


  • Global Destocking Opportunities: The Buyer is responsible for handling destocking opportunities across the globe, utilizing analytical thinking to make informed decisions. 
  • Supplier Relationship Management: The role includes maintaining continuous engagement with existing suppliers listed in the system, emphasizing active listening to address their needs and concerns. 
  • Supplier Reliability: The Buyer must confirm the existence and reliability of suppliers, ensuring that each supplier meets the company’s standards. 
  • Professional Engagement: Attending relevant professional fairs associated with the activity is part of the role, requiring proactive communication and assertive communication skills. 
  • Quality Assurance: To meet client requirements, the Buyer ensures that received lots conform to specified standards. 
  • Effective Communication: Maintaining proactive communication with clients, supply chain, suppliers, sourcers, prospectors, and the support department is crucial for success. 
  • Negotiation: Expertise in negotiation techniques is paramount, allowing the Buyer to negotiate opportunities within budget constraints and maximize order placements. 
  • Document Management: The role involves efficient management of files, including samples, Proforma Invoices (PIs), Taquet files, and quote sheets, requiring proficiency in managing office tools. 
  • Non-Conformities and Litigations: The Buyer plays a role in managing and supporting non-conformities and litigations related to orders. 
  • Purchasing Procedure: Strict adherence to the proper execution of the purchasing procedure and associated deadlines is essential for the role. 
  • Commercial Oversight: Maintaining commercial oversight over the destocking sector ensures effective management. 

Key Commitments:

  • Collaboration: Effective collaboration with associated departments and cross-functional teams is crucial for the role. 
  • Deadline Adherence: The Buyer is expected to prioritize tasks, respect deadlines, and ensure timely task completion, embodying goal-oriented traits. 
  • Work Quality and Efficiency: Maintaining a high standard of work quality and operational efficiency is vital for effective performance. 
  • Professionalism: The Buyer is expected to exhibit professional behavior and adhere to ethical work ethics, reflecting the importance of assertive communication and high adaptability. 
  • Confidentiality: Strict maintenance of confidentiality and discretion is essential, refraining from disclosing sensitive information to other departments, demonstrating respect for the importance of maintaining confidentiality. 

Key Competencies and Qualifications: 

  1. Analytical Thinking: Proficiency in analytical thinking is an essential competence that allows the Buyer to evaluate purchasing opportunities critically. 
  2. Active Listening: Exceptional active listening skills enable the Buyer to understand stakeholder needs and concerns effectively, contributing to assertive communication and effective collaboration. 
  3. Negotiation Expertise: A key skill is negotiation expertise, which empowers the Buyer to optimize terms, prices, and agreements, maximizing cost-effectiveness. 
  4. Sector Knowledge: In-depth understanding of the specific sector and the Buyer’s role within the organization is crucial, fostering a goal-oriented approach. 
  5. Productivity: High productivity is a key trait, reflecting the ability to manage multiple tasks, suppliers, and orders efficiently, emphasizing a proactivity approach. 
  6. Language Proficiency: Proficiency in English and French or other relevant languages is crucial, facilitating effective international communication. 
  7. Good PC Skills: Proficiency in using Microsoft applications for effective document management is an essential hard skill. 

Overall Profile:

The recommended Buyer profile comprises competencies and qualifications that equip the individual to excel in their role. These attributes ensure strict adherence to purchasing procedures, effective negotiations, and the efficient management of the destocking sector. Furthermore, they foster professionalism, adherence to deadlines, and the cultivation of positive relationships with clients, suppliers, and internal teams, contributing to the organization’s long-term success. The Buyer’s role is pivotal in achieving organizational objectives and maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. 

Job Category: Purchasing
Language: English
Location: Bogotà/Colombia


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