Junior Buyer
CMOC International
Bryanston, South Africa
18d ago

Junior Buyer - Johannesburg, Africa

Job Description

Summary Under nominal supervision, the Junior Buyer places purchase orders with approved vendors, or sources new vendors if necessary, for materials, machinery, equipment, tools, parts, and a full spectrum of other supplies or services at assigned site.


  • Receives and reviews a wide variety of requisitions.
  • May support one or more specialized areas requiring an increased depth of knowledge.
  • Interviews vendors to obtain information concerning product / service, price, availability, and delivery date.
  • Estimates value according to knowledge of market price.
  • Reviews bid proposals from vendors and recommends or enters into contracts within limits of delegated authority.
  • Maintains records of purchased items, cost, delivery, performance and inventory, and approves bills for payments within limits of delegated authority.
  • Discusses defects with quality control / inspection personnel to determine source of defect and initiates corrective action.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Technical Capacity
  • Financial Management
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Problem Solving / Analysis
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Supervisory ResponsibilityThis position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Supervisory Responsibility

    Work EnvironmentThis job operates in a clerical office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

    Work Environment Physical Demands

  • Work is performed primarily in an office setting, and occasionally in an outdoor or plant environment.
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in an outdoor or plant environment, including hart hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and other protective equipment as required.
  • The company promotes a drug / alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-
  • going random drug testing.

    Position Type / Expected Hours of WorkThis is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

    Position Type / Expected Hours of Work

    TravelNo international travel is expected for this position.

    Job Requirements

    Required Education and Experience

  • Education and / or experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Three (3) years of purchasing experience.
  • Knowledge of sources of supply, markets and price trends, and the various grades and qualities of a wide variety of materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of purchasing rules, regulations, methods, forms purchase orders and accounts payable processes.
  • Experience with a variety of computer software, including word processing, database and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to research and gather information related to vendors, contracts, equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to negotiate and administer contracts.
  • Ability to use computer databases to research, maintain and update records and files.
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions. Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with SAP software.
  • EEO Statement CMOC International is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other protected basis under federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

    EEO Statement

    Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

    Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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