Purchase Department is
considered as one of the essential departments of the Company since
it holds the responsibilities of supplying the required commodities
at the proper time and in proper quantities while attempting to
obtain competitive prices that suite the Palestinian market. At the
same time, the Purchase Department continues to find new brands that
satisfy the needs of the consumers. It attempts to keep an eye on
the changes at the international level by following-up and attending
the international food exhibitions in order to identify the latest
products of the international companies in the field of sweets and
other foodstuffs. The Purchase Department adopts specialization in
purchases so that each section and sub-department will carry out its
functions and duties. In this way, responsibilities and duties will
not overlap because each manager will be held responsible for his or
The Company depends on major source for its purchases by importing
from abroad markets. For this purpose, the Company depends on Import
section for supplying various commodities that satisfy the needs of
various sectors of consumers at suitable quality and prices. This
international source of importing is the most vital and important
for the Purchase Department.
Another minor source is purchasing from local market to obtain some
kinds that satisfy the needs of the Palestinian market.
should be noted that the Purchase Department has been able to build
up good relations with companies at the international level. In this
way, Zalmout Distribution Company has become the accredit agent of
scores of companies that produce foodstuffs throughout the world in
addition to other companies at both the local and regional levels.
The Purchase Department keeps on increasing its food basket that
will satisfy the largest possible number of consumers.