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JOB ADVT: Purchasing Officer, UTech, Ja February 7, 2017

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Procurement & Office Services Department


An excellent opportunity has arisen within the Procurement & Office Services Department for the following post:


Purchasing Officer – Level 7

The Purchasing Officer is responsible for the procurement of  goods, services and works in a timely and effective manner to facilitate the operations of the University.  The incumbent’s responsibilities include the selection of suppliers, negotiation of prices and administration of contracts.  He/she also performs supervisory functions to ensure efficient throughput of the staff for the Department.


The preferred applicant will possess the following:

  • in Management Studies, Business Administration, Accounts or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Certified Purchasing Management certification
  • Thorough knowledge of the tender and bid evaluation process and the Government of Jamaica procurement procedures and policies
  • Knowledge of import regulations, shipping and customs procedures
  • Knowledge of international procedures and regulations
  • Knowledge of the principles governing the laws of contract
  • Working knowledge and interpretation of Bills of Quantities and the assessment of contractors’ claims
  • Sound knowledge of inventory and supplies management
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to delegate
  • Strong human relations, interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Sound planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to exercise diplomacy, tact with good judgement and reasoning abilities
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office
  • Three (3) years work experience in local and overseas procurement of goods and services.


Interested applicants seeking a career opportunity who meet the specified requirements are invited to submit applications for consideration to hrm@utech.edu.jm by Friday, February 17, 2017 or to:

Senior Director (Actg.) – Human Resources & Administration

University of Technology, Jamaica

237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6.

Jamaica. W.I.

Tel: (876) 927-1680-8, ext 2815






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