Chief Buyer
Boardroom Appointments
2d ago
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A great job opportunity based in Komati is seeking the expertise of a Chief Buyer that has worked within FMCG and the Manufacturing / Mill Environment.

  • Education and Minimum RequirementsRelevant Qualification Relevant ERP (SAP / Syspro) experience 3 5 years’ experience within procurement or broader finance or engineering environment Purchasing experience within a Manufacturing / Engineering environment is criticalMust demonstrate the ability to problem solve effectivelyCompetent in MS Office and applicable mainframe systemCompetenciesExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to work in a pressurized environmentAbility to negotiate and persuade end users as well as supplierResponsibilitiesManages site Procurement (buyers and stores team) to ensure correct order quantities;
  • cost savings, correct specifications; correct suppliers and appropriate stock levels in stores. Confirms service level requirements with site managersParticipates in appropriate management meetings and provides updates on buying and stores metrics and activitiesManages the tender process for site based CAPEX projectsCreate contracts using standard templatesContract prices and metrics implementedEnsures that the buying team create purchase orders on receipt of fully completed buying requisitions or workflows that have been approved in accordance with the company policy and procedures, and Levels of AuthorityManages suppliers (local;
  • non-group contracts) through formal quarterly meetings and monthly performance rating system to ensure service level agreements are metAnalyses and evaluates supplier in terms of relevant supplier selection criteria (price, quality, BBBEE) and determine the most desirable supplier to be selectedExpedites purchase orders on a continuous, proactive basis to satisfy business requirements;
  • initiate corrective action with suppliers, as necessary, for undesirable performance issues and notify appropriate personnel within the business accordinglyEnsures that the buying team works with the master data team to create relevant and specific material masters and services masters as required to reduce the percentage of spend placed against generic material / service codes as spec’Reviews appropriate stock levels in engineering storesReviews supplier efficiencies from an ordering, stock holding and delivery aspectEnsures that RCL Foods SHEQ standards are being implemented and managed at site level within the procurement and stores environmentBusiness Unit site / sites procurement and Stores Governance Audit standards met (Procurement led)

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