Port Elizabeth - Our client, a leader in the manufacturing industry, is currently looking to employ an experienced Buyer.
Key performance areas : Placing of duly authorised purchase orders for consumable, maintenance spares and raw materials, controlling all imported material for production.
Liaising with suppliers ensuring optimum pricing and timeous delivery of goods. Investigate and develop alternative sources and suppliers.
Supervise cyclical stock counts of consumables. Resolve queries and stock issues with suppliers and stores. Conduct pricing comparisons.
Maintain supplier relationship. Prepare monthly reports on price changes. Negotiate with suppliers to ensure cost savings.
Assist with month end stock take. Assist Purchasing / Financial Manager with ad-hoc requirements. Qualifications : A tertiary qualification in the field of Purchasing or Logistics (Degree) is compulsory.
Work experience : At least 3 years working / buying experience in a manufacturing environment. Knowledge of MRP Systems (ie Fourth Shift) Microsoft Excel and Access.
Other requirements : Computer literacy essential (Word, Excel, e-mail). Quality orientation with attention to detail and good professional experience.
Good decision making and Organisational skills. Ability to work under pressure and as an integral team member. Impeccable disciplinary and attendance record.
Great interpersonal and negotiating skills, taking initiative and being proactive. Required to work overtime as and when required.
Honest and integrity and good communication skills.