Technical Buyer
E&D Recruiters
1d ago
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Technical Buyer required for a Military manufacturing company. Must have minimum 5 years relevant working experience.The Technical Buyer role aligns, directs and coordinates purchasing, with specific inputs to warehousing, storage, distribution and returns management function, to realise company strategy Position : Technical BuyerLocation : MidrandThe successful incumbent will be responsible for : Sourcing of a wide variety of commodities while ensuring cost effectiveness and procurement agreementsInitiates RFQ process for services, materials, and equipmentManage purchase orders, amendments, and order related queriesNon-Conformance Report (NCR) Link NCR received from quality to procurement, stores & supplierMaintain good relationships with suppliers / vendors to ensure efficient problem solving and improve customer serviceConsider Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and all government requirementsUphold and adhere to all Company policies and proceduresDevelop Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Models to establish tender benefits and set milestonesImplementation of commodity strategies in conjunction with relevant stakeholdersDetermine value and risk of service or goods required analysing them through Procurement Operating PlanDrafting of capital project contractsShortlist potential supplies / vendors and invite to them to tender briefingDevelop sourcing strategies for different commodities to drive cost optimizationManage the total cost of ownership for selected commodities, to minimize the overall costConduct spends, data and market analysis to optimize and improve sourcing strategiesDraft plans and execute Supplier Development Plans (either Technical, Commercial or both) and InitiativesContract management and assist with the supplier contract drafting, approval and executionExpedites orders by contacting suppliers on regular basisFollow up with finance in terms of bottlenecks and highlighting the riskMaintaining if supplier database and all relevant and regulatory documentationCloses out orders in the agreed time frameContests and disputes late deliveries and if necessary, after consultation with the Procurement Superintendent and end users cancels such ordersMinimum Qualifications & Experience : Proven procurement experience, preferably within a manufacturing environment in the automotive / military & defence industryN / DIP / B / Com (Supply Chain / Procurement Management / Logistics / Finance)Minimum of 5-year procurement experienceGood communication skills / supplier relations skillsExcellent knowledge of the economy and market influencers

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