Senior Technical Buyer (12 month contract with potential to become permanent), Midrand – Ref: 1205253-3


Ref: 1205253-3

Job Description:

The Technical Buyer role aligns, directs and coordinates purchasing, with specific inputs to warehousing, storage, distribution and returns management function, to realize company strategy. In executing company strategy emphasis is placed on all activities {especially but not exhaustive to negotiation, strategic sourcing, and supplier development (technical and commercial) initiatives and activities} to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, and safety. The role is tasked to ensure and maintain a timeous and efficient procurement service to meet the most optimum product distribution needs.

The incumbent is expected to work independently.

Position details:
Reports to: Procurement Manager

Primary purpose
Sourcing of a wide variety of commodities while ensuring cost effectiveness and procurement agreements.
Initiates RFQ process for services, materials, and equipment.
Manage purchase orders, amendments, and order related queries.
Non-Conformance Report (NCR) – Link NCR received from quality to procurement, stores & supplier.
Maintain good relationships with suppliers/vendors to ensure efficient problem solving and improve customer service.
Consider Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and all government requirements.
Uphold and adhere to all Company policies and procedures.
Develop Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Models to establish tender benefits and set milestones.
Implementation of commodity strategies in conjunction with relevant stakeholders.
Determine value and risk of service or goods required analysing them through Procurement Operating Plan.
Drafting of capital project contracts.
Shortlist potential supplies/vendors and invite to them to tender briefing.
Develop sourcing strategies for different commodities to drive cost optimization.
Manage the total cost of ownership for selected commodities, to minimize the overall cost.
Conduct spend, data and market analysis to optimize and improve sourcing strategies.
Draft plans and execute Supplier Development Plans (either Technical, Commercial or both) and initiatives.
Contract management and assist with the supplier contract drafting, approval and execution.
Expedites orders by contacting suppliers on regular basis.
Follow up with finance in terms of bottlenecks and highlighting the risk.
Maintaining if supplier database and all relevant and regulatory documentation.
Closes out orders in the agreed time frame.
Contests and disputes late deliveries and if necessary, after consultation with the Procurement Superintendent and end users cancels such orders.

Location (country, city): Midrand

Job Qualification & Experience:

Proven procurement experience, preferably within a manufacturing environment in the automotive / military & defense industry
N/DIP / B/Com (Supply Chain / Procurement Management / Logistics / Finance)
Minimum of 5-year procurement experience.
Good communications skills/supplier relations skills.
Excellent knowledge of the economy and market influencers.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes
Project Management
Strong technical knowledge and understanding of automotive processes and components and supply chain management
Contract management and supplier experience
Highly skilled at building and maintaining effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers
Strong negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
Analytical, numerically astute with strong proven problem-solving abilities
Results orientated with the ability to plan and delivery against project deadlines
Keen attention to details and accuracy
Quality Controls
Good verbal communication

Company Description:

Armoured and mine protected vehicles.

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

Senior Technical Buyer (12 month contract with potential to become permanent), Midrand – Ref: 1205253-3

Senior Technical Buyer

Senior Technical Buyer


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