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Job Title
Senior Buyer
Employment Type
Full Time
Experience
5 to 10 years
Salary
Negotiable
Job Published
12 April 2022
Job Reference No.
3054096163

Job Description

Position: Senior Buyer

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Reports to: National Supply Chain Manager

Communication Departments: Sales, Production, Warehouse, Receiving and Finance

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Matric
  • Degree/Diploma in Supply Chain Management or Procurement Qualification
  • Min 5 to 10 years’ experience in FMCG Procurement
  • Driver’s license 

Skills:

  • Negotiation
  • Customer Orientation
  • Excellence Orientation
  • Insight
  • Listening potential
  • Innovation
  • Adaptability
  • Advanced Calculations
  • Advanced Reading Comprehension

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
  • Maintain and update all procurement registers.
  • Be responsible for all imports and sourcing alternate sources of supplies on a continuous basis.
  • Be responsible for all import costings, outstanding order schedule maintenance and updating and follow up on all shipments.
  • Be responsible to customs clear all imports under the correct tariff headings.
  • Be responsible for updating all formulas and calculations.
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible
  • Deliver briefs, updates and reports as and when required
  • Develop creative and innovative procurement processes
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships
  • Explore alternate sources for goods and materials
  • Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organizational targets and requirements
  • Undertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers
  • On time responses to internal and external communication to all role places, e.g. sales regarding price increases, strategies, overstocks and all relevant information and finance regarding claims and queries.
  • Assist New Product Development department with sourcing new materials and projects.
  • Manage stock levels and stock integrity and external warehouses.
  • Co-ordinate special projects from inception to completion.
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues

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