Automotive manufacturing company based in Pretoria is looking for Senior Commodity Buyers from the automotive or manufacturing industries
Key Responsibilities :
Processing of purchase orders for goods and services
Sourcing suppliers to fulfill demand and align with company strategy
Maintain vendor information and item master records
Monthly reporting on savings and BBBEE spend
Expediting purchase orders to ensure that priority plan is current
Driving the B-BBEE company strategy
Negotiation with Suppliers
Participate in initiatives to improve procurement system in order to optimize working capital.
Supplier interaction at leadership levels including tender analysis and supplier performance.
Minimum experience & qualifications required
National Diploma or degree in Purchasing or equivalent relevant tertiary qualification
Min 5-10 years in commodity purchasing or related experience in relevant disciplines and previous automotive purchasing experience would be a distinct advantage.
Behavioural skills required
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills to discharge job duties
Must be able to function without supervision
Understanding of commodity fundamentals which influence product cost, piece price, quality, performance and capacity.
Well-developed collaboration / negotiation skills.
Good presentation and computer skills
Above basic excel skills
Well-developed business acumen and finance knowledge to ensure that accurate sourcing decisions are made.