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Snap Plaza 8th floor, Bole Next to The Millennium hall. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Job Description:

Jotun is one of the world's leading manufacturers of decorative paints, marine, protective and powder coatings. The Group has 67 companies and 40 production facilities globally, and over 10 200 employees. Jotun products are available in more than 100 countries through own subsidiaries, joint ventures, branch offices, dealers and distributors. The Jotun Group’s sales in 2021 was NOK 22.8 billion. The Jotun Group is organised into four segments and six geographical regions, and has its head office in Sandefjord, Norway.

We are looking for young talents, like you to join our full-time permanent positions in our MEIA Graduate Program. Your journey in this program will consist of challenging & exciting tasks at work and your development will be accelerated through formulation of personal development plan, local or internal assignments and focused training programs over the course of a year.

Manage and execute operational purchasing tasks as delegated by the Purchasing Manager in line with Group Purchasing (GP) policies, principles, guidelines and procedures for Raw Material (RM), Purchased Finished Goods (PFG) and Direct Packaging Material (DPM) in close cooperation with local stakeholders and GP, enabling the company to achieve the desired delivery service to the customers.

This position will be based in Adama, Ethiopia and will report to the Supply Chain Manager.



  • Participate in the planning process in close cooperation with internal stakeholders
  • Place and expedite purchase orders for designated RM, PFG or DPM categories, based on agreements made by GP category managers or other authorised personnel, in accordance with GP guidelines and procedures
  • Communicate with GP category managers regarding RM, PFG and DPM requirements, supplier performance, shortages, non-conformances etc for designated categories in line with given guidelines and procedures
  • Assist Purchasing Manager in evaluating optimal logistics solution, considering packaging type and size, lot size, use of distributors, transport, local customs regulations, local laws and regulations etc., for all RMs and communicate the findings to relevant GP Category Managers
  • Support GP Category Managers in identifying potential local suppliers and maintaining existing relationships for designated categories (including supplier audits and participation in supplier meetings on request from GP Category Managers)
  • Assist Purchasing Manager in updating local parameters in Matrix in accordance with operational purchasing principles (under development)
  • Assist Purchasing Manager in ensuring that supplier invoice control is carried out in line with company guidelines, relevant customs regulations and procedures are followed and facilitated and that all supplier invoices are paid within due date, for designated suppliers/categories
  • Assist the purchasing Manager in importation of for raw materials
  • Follow up and report to Purchasing Manager on agreed KPIs
Job Requirements:



  • Bachelor (required)


  • Amharic, English

Work Experience:

  • Import handling, Purchasing & Supply Chain Management 

Competencies we look for:

  • Acts on own initiative, makes things happen and accepts responsibility for the results
  • Adheres to company rules and procedures; executes plans with commitment and determination; achieves high quality results
  • Uses a methodical and systematic approach; plans ahead, defines clear priorities and allocates resources effectively
  • Quickly understands and analyzes complex issues and problems; comes up with sound and rational judgements
  • Communicates in a clear, precise and structured way; speaks with authority and conviction; presents effectively
  • co-operates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information; supports others in the pursuit of team goals.

We offer:

  • Extensive opportunities for professional and personal development
  • A friendly and supportive working environment.
  • An international Corporate Culture founded on our four values; Care, Respect, Loyalty, and Boldness.
  • A work environment that embraces Diversity and is committed to creating an equal opportunity and inclusive environment for everyone.
Job Category:
Logistics, Transport and Supply ChainPurchasing and Procurement
Logistics, Transport and Supply Chain, Purchasing and Procurement
Full time
Full time
Adama, Oromia
Jotun Ethiopia Jotun Ethiopia

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