Technical Buyer – Cape Town

JOB PURPOSE

 

Dynamic Export Company seeks a highly motivated Technical Buyer to source and deliver assigned commodities and services in a manner that is consistent with the company policies and performance goals

 

The ideal candidate must have experience sourcing commodities for mining and or oil / gas companies

 

The clients are spread throughout the African Continent

 

Attention to detail, highly accurate and ability to work under pressure is a distinct requirement as this is a demanding roll

 

FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

Negotiate and finalize prices with the suppliers for diverse services and materials

Improve the methods of purchasing and eliminate unnecessary expenditure

Find new clients

Find new suppliers both locally and internationally, negotiate terms and supply agreements, negotiate rebates and discounts

According to the production schedule ensure that you purchase the required equipment, materials and components

Throughout the entire production cycle ensure that you plan, monitor and schedule the materials movement

According to the necessity, the orders should be expedited. Any problems in delivery should be identified and rectified and the correct personnel informed including the client

Work closely with our warehouse staff in Johannesburg

Maintain and establish good relationships with the clients and suppliers

Maintain and keep complete records of all supplier and client communication.

Maintain awareness of procurement and materials concepts

Verify accuracy of the data of BOMs, part numbers, part costs included in the MRP, if there is a problem report it to management

Keep all written documents updated

Manage shipments coming from overseas

Track all import shipments and ensure there are no stock-shortages

Negotiate and manage schedules for timely delivery of materials

Knowledge of Imports/Exports Costing

Get quotes from freight forwarders for both export and import shipments

Negotiate with freight forwarders on rates

Check all import and export forwarder invoices are correct

Check all duty amounts are correct

Ensure Euro one certificates are accompanied when necessary

Ensure that all export and import documents are received from freight forwarders and that they are correct

Perform any ad hoc tasks that may be required of you from time to time

Liaising extensively with the clients / commercial relationship management

Bid on tenders

Travel both local and international may be required from time to time

 

The duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position – this is not a complete listing and other duties may be assigned based on the positions’ role within the business unit

 

REQUIREMENTS

BComm / BTech in Supply Chain Management or other tertiary degree – Min 3 year diploma

Minimum of 3 years purchasing experience required

 

Additional Skills / Criteria:

Preferably have experience working for an export company

Proven technical ability

High level of accuracy

Attention to detail

Must be analytical & figure orientated

Ability to handle pressure

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels

A high level of numeracy

Professionalism and commitment

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Demonstrate the highest level of integrity between transactions

Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, with the ability to work with colleagues at all levels

Ability to use your Initiative

A lively and enquiring mind with a logical approach to work, combined with analytical and problem-solving skills

Organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

 

Software Proficiency:

MS Office Citrix would be an added bonus but not a pre-requisite

 

 

Should you meet the above requirements, we urge you to please apply by forwarding your CV along with any supporting documents to deon@glass-house.co.za

Contact will only be made with shortlisted candidates. Should you not hear from us within two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful

 

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