Buyer

Job Type: Full-Time
Job Location: Elandsfontein Gauteng
Purpose of the Job

General:

  • Scrutinise Group expenditures and review procurement processes and SOPs. The role encompasses analysing and reducing group spending, giving recommendations to BU managers, and managing projects from the CEO.
  • Obtaining quotes and purchasing various items, including but not limited to ad-hoc requests, stationery, PPE, furniture, and assisting with travel arrangements. Benchmarking prices for requests from BU’s. Reviewing & onboarding new suppliers for the Procurement Department, assisting other BUs where required.

Stock/Inventory for resale:

  • Maintaining price lists, efficient execution of stock order placements and expediting deliveries.
Key Responsibilities 

General:

  • Daily comprehensive examination of group expenditures, including collection, categorization, and analysis of group spending to identify trends and opportunities for savings
  • Ensure that purchase approval always transpires before the expense transpires, and report findings if not in line
  • Investigate invoice irregularities and query possible duplications/overcharges to maintain financial integrity
  • Identify spending recoverable from customers
  • Ensure monthly recovery reports from BUs are received with updates, i.e., Comments and/or billing information
  • Maintaining cost-saving records
  • Benchmarking, enforcing company policy adherence and proposing cost-saving alternatives to BUs procurement requests
  • Update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as and when required
  • Utilise advanced Excel skills to generate actionable reports
  • Monthly report to senior management on the effectiveness of procurement strategies and spending trends
  • Run special projects as required, analyse data, and compile formal presentations to convey findings and recommendations to senior management
  • Conducting supplier reviews and negotiating prices
  • Obtaining quotes from suppliers, processing orders and send to suppliers
  • Follow up on delivery from suppliers
  • Weekly status updates are provided to BUs on internal order requests

Stock/Inventory for resale:

  • Maintain accurate and updated price lists for all stock items, ensuring consistency and transparency in pricing
  • Oversee monthly customer price lists and PRC code maintenance
  • Order processing and expedite delivery management to maintain supply chain efficiency
  • Assist in demand planning and pricing strategy formulation to optimize procurement processes
  • Ensure purchase approvals and prices are secured before incurring expenses
  • Manage the demand planning process to align inventory with customer needs
  • Maintain reports on purchasing activities, including open purchases and back-orders
  • Explore potential savings opportunities and propose alternative solutions to achieve cost reductions
  • Regular and open communication with senior management.
 Minimum Requirements
  • Grade 12 (Matric)
  • Diploma or Certificate in Procurement, or related field, will be advantageous
  • Tertiary Qualification Advantageous
  • Own transport & Driver’s license
Skills Required
  • Exceptional analytical skills and proficiency in Excel; competent in MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Proactive in meeting deadlines and capable of executing tasks without direct supervision
  • Excellent & Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of ERP systems
  • Strong negotiation skills and effective supplier management
Personal Attributes
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to plan and organize own workload
  • Ability to work without supervision and manage own workload
  • Proactive and deadline-driven

Application

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