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Buyer - Johannesburg, South Africa

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Job Details

Job ID: #15298
Job Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Company Type FMCG
Job Role Buyer
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary Negotiable

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Middle Management
Years of Experience 4
Residence Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Gender Not Specified
Nationality SA ID
Degree Technology adept (eProcurement and P2P systems, standard Office Suite)

Job Description

Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Job Status: Open

Our client is looking for a buyer to join their team.

Manage Purchase Request queries for all purchase orders issued, weekly. This includes acknowledgment and overdue queries. Proper management of queries includes periodic review (at a minimum weekly) of the queries and performing the actions required to address items on those queries.
Follow up with Vendors as required.
Follow up with Warehouse personnel as required.
Support the implementation of Strategic Sourcing contracts.
Responsible for ensuring 100% compliance with the Global Non-Commodity Procure-to-Pay Policy and local SOP.
Drive enhanced supplier relationship management through regular collaboration with the Division Operations supply base to ensure action is taken on all issues related to cost, quality delivery, and customer service
Regular reporting on savings, discounts, other commercial reductions from suppliers, contractors
Assist in sourcing projects as needed (market analysis, RFQ preparation with EE & MEA Hub Procurement alignment, data analysis and consolidation, documentation preparation
Partner with the Controlling and Finance Departments of the locations to ensure timely payment of supplier invoices
Identify and pursue opportunities for cost reduction
Provide guidance in the development of aggressive cost reduction goals, cost containment purchasing programs and timelines for Category Specialists in Strategic Sourcing
Timely and accurate review of all submitted Purchase Requisitions (PR) and conversion into Purchase Orders (PO)- responsible for ensuring compliance with the Global Non-Commodity Procure-to-Pay Policy
Acts as a liaison with Eastern Europe & MEA Hub Procurement and other departments on purchasing matters, including the scheduling of orders, selection of products, and similar or related issues
Resolves issues related to delivered quantity discrepancies, pricing, logistics, and contracts, etc.
Preparation of the contract, participation in contract negotiations in accordance with Global Non-CommodityProcure-to-Pay Policy and Local SOP
Address all invoices assigned to the Buyer
Ensure accurate item or standard service number usage on all PO’s
Ensure contracted vendors are being utilized on all PO’s

Key Skills

  • Job Role: Buyer
  • Industry: Other
  • Salary: Negotiable

Required Skills

4 Years of Experience
Change Management
Customer solutions focused
Negotiation’s skills
Skilled in cost/benefit analysis and alternative decision making
Technology adept (eProcurement and P2P systems, standard Office Suite)
Basic knowledge of Strategy development
Project/Task management
Elementary Continuous Improvement knowledge
Communications (oral/written). Communicative English
Ability to influence and lead outcome
Relationship management
Team oriented
Min 2-3 -years experience in operational/technical procurement

Additional Requirements


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