Retail Junior Buyer – Somerset West
Service Solutions
CapeTown, South Africa
2d ago
source : Job Placements

Retail Junior Buyer Somerset West

Our client is seeking to hire a experienced Junior Buyer to support the Buyer in the purchase of goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met

Specific responsibilities include the following :

  • Support the Procurement team in the development of product category strategies by undertaking market analysis and research.
  • Take accountability for a small product category to support future development
  • Collate Request For Quotation (RFQ) responses and complete costing sheets
  • Support buyers in the critical path management of pre-production samples for new tenders managed by the procurement team
  • Support team in collating supplier samples and brochures for new product / solution innovation to sales
  • Manage supplier Invoice Queries and resolve in agreed time-scales
  • Understand and deliver to stakeholder requirements
  • Produce and maintain information on supplier non-conformance
  • Support buyers in collation of reports for suppliers
  • Support the procurement team in undertaking due diligence of suppliers and ensure that new suppliers are recorded and registered on business systems
  • Work with clients across the business to analyse demand and assist in the specification of goods and services to be supplied
  • Develop and maintain a supplier database to strengthen the procurement process
  • Liaise with suppliers on quality problems in conjunction with company quality standards
  • Maintain technical reference files for all bought components and related suppliers
  • Identify and monitor procurement across the business to assist the development of a long term approach to procurement in order to deliver savings, efficiency, value for money, quality standards and targets, diversity objectives, environmental standards and improved capability.
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines and to purchasing policies and procedures during supplier negotiations and contracts
  • Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working with others
  • Proactively contributes to the team
  • Actively committed to teams development
  • Shows moral courage, openness and honesty in all dealings Skills and Attributes :
  • Able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders and suppliers
  • Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Analytical, numerically astute, with strong problem solving abilities
  • Able to manage time effectively, prioritise tasks and achieve set targets
  • Commercial and financial awareness, with a full understanding of how failure impacts the production, manufacture and customer order fulfilment
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Supplier management and rationalisation
  • Knowledge of product categories and markets including manufacture processes and costs, product make-ups, specifications and raw material costs would be advantageous would be advantageous
  • Previous experience of working in a purchasing team preferably within an automotive or manufacturing environment would be advantageous
  • Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown
  • Experience of working closely with suppliers
  • Able to add value, reduce costs and input to business improvements
  • An understanding of automotive processes and components would be advantageous
  • Superb Excel skills is a necessity
  • Preference will be given to candidates who live in the area and surrounds.

    Salary - Competitive package

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