Buyer
Recruitment Matters
Johannesburg, South Africa
1h ago
source : Job Placements

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

Job Responsibilities

  • 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-Commodity Procure-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
  • Skills :

  • 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
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