Technical Buyer
Cape Town
4d ago


Key responsibilities :

  • Ensure that orders are delivered on time and all rules and regulations are adhered to
  • Processing of purchase requisitions, converting requisitions into purchase orders and forwarding the purchase orders to vendors / suppliers
  • Checking and adjusting the automatic source determination process (SAP / MRP)
  • Monitoring the procurement process from the order acknowledgement through the shipping notification to the delivery
  • Issuing reminders, expediters, and letters of complaint in the case of late, incomplete, or faulty deliveries
  • Analyse the MRP daily. Create orders and manage existing orders to ensure a maximum stock holding period of 6 weeks. Ensure that all orders are accompanied by official Order Confirmations for the required quantity and delivery date;
  • Manage in-bound logistics through the nominated Freight Forwarders and ensure consolidation of shipments to reduce shipping costs;
  • Manage delivery, quality and price disputes with suppliers;
  • New Programme sourcing as per Engineering Parts List Request for Quotation, Recommendation and Order placement;
  • Order Placement and Expediting for all new programmes, not reflected on MRP, in accordance with the Engineering Parts List;
  • Attend Production Readiness Review Meetings (PRRM) for New and Re-Introduced Programmes. This function requires the analysis of manual BOMs to evaluate stock availability, stock activity (request for journal movement by stores if a go-programme) and lead-times;
  • Resourcing and Competitive Analysis Studies;
  • Attend daily Procurement Shop Floor Management Meetings and provide feedback on part shortages and line stop items;
  • Requirements

    Requirements and key skills :

  • Minimum Grade 12
  • 3-6 years of experience as a technical buyer with hands-on experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Tech Diploma in Purchasing and or Logistics / BCom Degree
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Effective communication with customers and team members.
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