Main Purpose of the Job : To identify suppliers, request quotes and procure items in line with client needs, whilst ensuring the quoted materials comply with technical specifications and optimal cost to the client and company.
Provide assistance to the Senior Buyer, as and when required.Sourcing : Identify sources of supply for RFQsProcurement : Request QuotesRaise Purchase ordersVerify quote and PO informationMaintain quotes and POsAssist Senior Buyer with more complex buying as requiredNegotiate best terms for all RFQs and new enquiries.
Coordinate procurement process and receipts for orders placed.History checks on all previous orders before quoting (pricing and supplier)New vendor creationNegotiate savings on every RFQSupplier Relationships and Maintenance : Maintain solid relationships with suppliers with effective and timely communication and continual follow up.
Keeping track of poor performance by suppliers.Ensure knowledge of commodities supplied by supplier to identify opportunities to improve the procurement process.
Management of Supplier CODs and understanding of Supplier termsClient Relations : Provide quick and responsive service to clients.
Visit clients as defined and agreed with clients.Build solid relations with clientsQuery resolution : Ensure assigned queries are resolved within KPI and updated on implemented business systemsGeneral / Admin : Responsible for reviewing and 1st release of own orders.
Maintain an auditable document trail as per procedures.Perform any other tasks related to the overall objective of the positionRelevant tertiary degree / diploma2 - 3 years working experience in a buying role.
With demonstrated knowledge of product and supplier base for portfolio which the buyer will be responsible for.Sourcing and procurement experienceIntermediate product and commodity knowledgeMining and industrial experience requiredNegotiating skillsGood working knowledge of INCO termsKnowledge and understanding of Import license applications, and BIVAC inspection booking for international and local ordersExperience in reviewing Supplier performanceAnalysing complex data and stats, using information to make decisionsExcellent communication skillsWorking knowledge of SAPProficient in Excel and WordAbility to work effectively in a team as well as individually.
Excellent time management and deadline drivenResults & Operationally drivenCreative problem solvingAttention to detail