Senior Buyer (Steel) job vacancy in Port Elizabeth.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A National Diploma in Purchasing Management / Supply Chain Management or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 Years’ experience with relevant purchasing knowledge of raw materials with complex specifications, including stainless steel and imports
  • Minimum 5 Years’ experience in supervising or managing staff in a purchasing environment
  • LN info system (or any other MRP/ERP System) experience in related to purchasing and BOM’s
  • A track record in cost saving initiatives
  • Computer literacy – MS Office

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supervising / managing staff
  • Responsible for the purchasing various goods including machinery, equipment, raw materials and/or other supplies for internal consumption
  • Reviewing purchase orders, assessing with other departments to verify orders, contacting vendors and evaluating bids/quotations offered by suppliers
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of various purchasing procedures, inventories, accounts, proposals and similar preparations and processing of special customer orders
  • Request inventory counts and /or stock checks where appropriate
  • Obtaining and negotiating prices, delivery terms and sources of supply in accordance with specified policies and procedures
  • Ensure and maintain daily outputs
  • Communicates effectively with other workers to direct personal workflow
  • Verify charges indicated on purchase orders and requisitions against cost centre accounts
  • Verify bids offered on substitute items against specification and if necessary with ordering departments
  • Utilise ERP system i.e. automated purchasing system (LN info) in the processing of appropriate documentation
  • Importation of raw materials
  • Stainless steel ordering and monitoring
  • Evaluate and review bids/quotations submitted by suppliers
  • Monitor supplier performance with regards to delivery, quality and quantity
  • Assist in the identification and establishment of sources of supply and the inspection of samples.
  • Expedite goods by contacting vendors regarding shortages and administering overcharges and breakage, etc.
  • Investigate information pertaining to the preparation of proposals and specifications
  • Develop and maintain files of reference material such as supply catalogues and brochures
  • Use computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, email and database software in performing work assignments and provide reports.
  • Perform any other incidental tasks as needed

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