top of page

Purchasing Manager


We are currently seeking a suitable, qualified, experienced and highly motivated person to be based in Madang, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea


The purpose of this position is to provide leadership in managing Vanilla purchases and subsequent processing. The Purchasing Manager is responsible for ensuring smooth running of operations in multiple sites across PNG. For leading and managing other senior staff and in so doing attain high standards across the whole chain from purchasing to exporting.


The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for supervising the whole vanilla handling operations, from buying to processing and finally exporting and is not limited to the following:


  • Supervise ongoing projects through maintaining updated rosters to ensure that activities are carried out as per the approved operational guidelines

  • Provide leadership to train staff

  • Drive and coordinate the overall quality at all times

  • Database and report inventory and stock

  • Ability to work under pressure and the discipline to work with minimum supervision and to strict deadlines.

  • Ensure all buildings are kept clean at all times

  • Ensure handwashing and personal hygiene regimes for staff are adhered to.

  • Coordinate and consult Technical Experts to ensure the smooth running of the project.

  • Keep track of material usage and waste

  • Maintain quality throughout the process

  • Work towards International Food Standard Certification

  • Host effective donor, partners or stakeholder visits

  • Ensure reports are submitted in a timely manner, meeting reporting requirements

  • Manage the coordination of staff evaluations

  • Present regular progress reports at meetings

  • Strong analytical skills to be able to make use of information for recommendations

  • Submit weekly, monthly, quarterly reports on timely basis as required

  • Be willing to be trained to export goods, learning the regulatory requirements, paperwork and reporting requirements.



  • Bachelor Degree ideally in Business, Agriculture, or Community Development.

  • Grade point average above 3.0

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in a management capacity.

  • Experience in databasing, monitoring, evaluation and report writing.

  • Computer literate. Proficiency in MS Office especially Excel.

  • A team player with strong leadership skills, networking & negotiation and problem-solving skills.

  • Additional experience in capacity building, training and development of a team.

  • Proven ability to adapt and perform well in high-pressure and dynamic work environments and situations.

  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English and Tok Pisin is required.

  • Strong interpersonal skills required, experience working in cross-cultural teams

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered commensurate with relevant experience, knowledge and qualifications.


Interested applicants should submit their expression of interest and detailed CV.

Applications close COB on 12th May 2022.

Kamapim Ltd is committed to the principles of workplace diversity. Qualified women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Kamapim Ltd employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.


Please note that only short-listed candidates suitable for interview will be contacted

bottom of page