Series Buyer (Level 2)
Staff Solutions Recruitment
6d ago
source : Job Placements



Our client, a leader in the automotive sector based in Kariega, has an opportunity available for a Level 2 Series Buyer.

The Series Buyer is responsible for improving supplier performance during the production process.


Duties :

  • Contribute to the identification and implementation of productivity actions (product / process) for cost reduction, in close coordination with Commodity teams and the plant.
  • Monitor productivity performance for supplier perimeter through cross-functional teamwork in the plants under his / her responsibility (i.
  • e. productivity committees). Present to the plants management board the productivity plan and progress as on request.

  • Challenge Commodity Buyers to achieve the Purchasing Budget for his / her plants.
  • For most critical topics, support the Supply Chain team to improve supplier deviation in Misdeliveries Per Million (MPM).
  • Be involved in the kick off in program phase to prepare the start of Production. Lead transfers meetings with Program Buyers at the take-over stage.
  • Lead negotiation for Engineering Change Requests within his / her perimeter, and product productivity, in close relationship with commodities.
  • Initiate or create productivity for responsible suppliers for future years budget and strategic planning.
  • Requirements :

  • Bachelor''s or Master''s degree in Logistics, Business or Engineering
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in purchasing, production, or sales, within the automotive industry
  • Experience of successfully managing and negotiating contracts
  • Knowledge of productivity (cost saving) initiatives and lean management methodology
  • Knowledge of production, quality and logistics
  • Knowledge of products and technology in automotive sector
  • Knowledge of Supplier audit process and quality management
  • Understanding of sourcing strategies and application (make or buy analysis)
  • Ability to work in matrix organization
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