Kerchanshe Trading Job Fresh Graduates

Kerchanshe Trading P.L.C is the largest producer and exporter of coffee in Ethiopia, It has a proud history of providing quality coffees to the local and international markets.  Currently our company needs a dedicated and motivated candidate.

Kerchanshe specializes in coffees sourced from Yirgacheffe, Lekempti, Gimbi, Djimma, and Sidamo, names that epitomise fine Arabica coffee. Since its inception 15 years ago, Kerchanshe has established a track record of fair trading and excellent customer service, and now employs over 1,250 permanent staff and 10,000 seasonal staff. Directly and indirectly, it impacts the livelihoods of over 1 million coffee growers throughout the southern and south-western coffee-cultivating regions of Ethiopia.

Position: Purchaser

Qualification and Skills

  • Diploma/BA Degree in Purchasing, Business Management, Management, or related fields. 


  • 2 years for Diploma
  • 0 year for BA

To support smooth operation of the company by effectively procuring inputs, supplies and other items in the right quantities and qualities and ensuring timely deliveries.


  • Understanding of e-business / e-procurement systems
  • Computer literacy, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher amongst others.
  • Knowledge of Ethiopian procurement statutes
  • Ability to compile, review, categorize, prioritize, analyze and interpret data and/or information
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Time management skills.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receives purchase requests and orders from user departments and process for timely acquisition and availability of required items or services.
  • Verifies purchase requisitions, clarifies unclear items description, and recommends alternative items having similar use.
  • Assists in the preparation of bid documents and supplier bid lists to obtain competitive quotations on goods and services.
  • Participates in technical evaluation committees when appointed and do the analysis report as required.
  • prepares purchase orders, in consultation with senior Procurement Expert, by verifying specifications and price.
  • Forwards purchase orders to suppliers and expedites orders.
  • Collects purchased items from suppliers.
  • Verifies the product specifications and quantity as per the Purchase Order.
  •  Verifies receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered; resolves delivery error with suppliers.
  •  initiates payment requisition for purchases by compiling receiving and other supporting documents which evidence purchases of goods.
  • Evaluates and monitors contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records and documentation on all purchases, contracts, correspondence and related follow up.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor

Location: Addis Ababa

Deadline: May 27,2024

How to Apply:

Applicants who fulfill the above-mentioned criteria could submit detailed curriculum vitae along with supporting documents/credentials accompanied by cover letter addressing or by our website with the subject line Purchaser please try to mention the date on the subject line and Submit within seven working days from May 20,2024 up to May 27,2024

“only shortlisted candidates will be contacted”.

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