Engineering Buyer, Fixed-Term Contract – Ref: 1168379


Ref: 1168379

Job Description:

Ready to join this leader in the FMCG industry? If you are available immediately or on short notice, have the right skills and background, send your CV and lets get you started at your new job!

Position details:
Type: Fixed Term Contract
Key Performance Areas:

  • Use MRP as a complete system to create and expedite orders for critical spares
  • Keep accurate inventory of spares within agreed targets by adopting stringent re-order principles
  • Monitor and compile capex expenditure and supplier evaluation reports
  • Adopt a three-quote system to source the most cost effective spares at the right quality
  • Execute imports buying of capital equipment by creating purchase orders timeously
  • Manage vendor database and update master data for the site buying team
  • Manage and control critical spares in the factory (stock items replenishment)
  • Initiate workflows for new material masters and new vendors
  • Liaise with suppliers and Accounts Payable department with regard to invoice queries
  • Source competitive pricing through the RFQ process (Engineering spares and services)
  • Expedite delivery of orders to ensure that the factory equipment downtime is minimized (On Time In Full)
  • Obsolete / redundant material management
  • Management of non-stock materials
  • SAP maintenance including open POs and requisitions, run MRBR report daily and view all invoices that are blocked for payment

Location (country, city): Johannesburg, Isando

Job Qualification & Experience:

Minimum Requirements


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as an Engineering Buyer or Technical Buyer
  • 3 years’ working experience within an FMCG environment
  • Experience in engineering / spares environment


  • A relevant completed tertiary qualification in Purchasing, Procurement, Logistics or Stores Management

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated purchasing experience in the technical or engineering field
  • Sound Excel proficiency
  • Working knowledge of SAP essential

We are committed to the growth of internal employees and it is company policy to promote from within wherever possible. Therefore, please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applications. All external applications will be considered in line with our Employment Equity targets.

Company Description:

FMCG leader with over 50 brands! Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

Engineering Buyer, Fixed-Term Contract – Ref: 1168379

Engineering Buyer

Engineering Buyer


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