Commodities Buyer
Staff Solutions Recruitment
Uitenhage, South Africa
3d ago
source : Job Placements

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • The identification & development of local and import parts & tooling in order to meet project requirements.
  • Establish benchmark pricing and perform value analysis to ensure competitiveness.
  • Conduct quotes and sourcing activities via various purchasing systems & prepare and present recommendations for managerial decision making purposes.
  • Seek & develop new supply sources, nationally and internationally.
  • Negotiate supplier price adjustments.
  • Negotiate and maintain commercial contracts with suppliers.
  • Perform capacity planning to ensure supplier tooling & facilities can adequately support production requirements.
  • Incorporate engineering changes or quality improvements into existing components.
  • Identify local sources of supply for potential export components.
  • Prime project management accountability for ensuring components are approved by Engineering or Quality and introduced into production or exported.
  • Education and Experience

  • A recognized university Degree / Diploma in the following disciplines Purchasing, Logistics, Commerce, Finance or Business Management .
  • 3-5 years Commodity Purchasing experience in the automotive or supplier industry is preferred.
  • Experience with Interior / Exterior Commodities would be an added advantage
  • Skills, Attributes & Other requirements

  • Negotiation & Problem solving skills
  • A good understanding of MIDP, APDP and NIPP principles
  • Oral and written Communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Above average computer literacy, especially MS Office package
  • Financial analysis & Costing ability
  • Business management & Project management skills
  • Customer interface and Conflict management skills
  • Ability to interpret technical data
  • Self motivated and driven
  • German language proficiency would be advantageous
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