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Senior Buyer

Ekurhuleni, Gauteng 17 February

Molefe Professional Placement

  • Description


  • A leading manufacturing company has a vacancy at their chemical factory in Kempton Park for a suitably qualified senior buyer.
    Purpose of the job
    The position is mainly responsible for assigned categories within the purchasing department. The incumbent is responsible for the effective control of all aspects in terms of the procurement process of purchasing of goods and services, controlling of purchase orders and development of policies. An important aspect of this position is conducting market research and understanding the suppliers as well as supplier liaison.
    The incumbent receives, reviews and evaluates requisitions for materials, supplies, services and equipment; consults with departments to develop specifications, and to standardize and combine requirements; invites and accepts bids; evaluates prices;, products, discount and delivery conditions; awards bids, confers and corresponds with vendors, manufacturers, service suppliers and sales representatives to obtain pricing and product information, service provided and market information and trends; Close relationship with senior marketing team and the company planner.
    The incumbent issues purchase orders and follows up to assure receipt of commodities.
    resolves problems concerning rejected goods, or problems in billing or payment; evaluates and audit vendor’s performance.
    The incumbent attends production & maintenance meetings; prepares correspondence and reports; may fill in for other classes as assigned.
    Qualifications:
    • Matric
    • National Diploma in Purchasing or related field of study
    Experience
    • 3 - 5 years’ experience in Procurement as a Buyer
    • SAP experience
    • Knowledge of Tender process
    • Working with exchange rates
    • Freight terms
    Technical competencies
    • Understanding of the Exchange rates
    • Negotiation skills
    • Knowledge of environmental health and safety processes
    • Manufacturing industry experience
    • Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations (e.g., OHS Act and regulations)
    • Knowledge of cost implications and business processes
    • Knowledge of ISO standards
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Investigating RCI’s, issues and non-conformances
    • Computer literacy, SAP, Microsoft
    • SAP Super User
    Behavioural competencies
    • Organizational Communication Effectiveness, cost awareness
    • Initiative, analytical, results, quality and deadline driven, attention to detail, confidentiality
    Other details:
    Salary: R500K basic annual package negotiable depending on experience
    Must be able to obtain a satisfactory medical report from the companies’ medical centre.
    All applicants are thanked in advance for showing interest however correspondences will only be entered into with the shortlisted candidates.


  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Grade 12 /N4 (Matric)
  • Years of experience: 5
  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No
  • People with disabilities: Yes

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