Senior Buyer

at MPC Recruitment
Location Durban, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Procurement
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Phoenix


Job Description:


Our client, within the manufacturing industry seeks to appoint an experienced and suitably qualified Senior Buyer to join their team based in Durban.


The successful incumbent will be responsible for managing the purchasing department to ensure that goods are delivered on-time, in an acceptable quality and at the correct price.


Job Duties Supplier Management


  • Maintaining appropriate stock levels


  • Managing supplier relationships to minimize supplier issues


  • Ensure that suppliers who can deliver, do, to reduce transport costs


  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on the business operations


  • Ensuring quality standards are maintained and taking appropriate action when NCR issues arise.


  • Assess and evaluate supplier performance to ensure compliance and manage performance improvement activities


  • Conducting sign-off on all orders


  • Following up on late deliveries where required


  • Following the relevant process to add new suppliers


  • Submitting credit applications to finance for approval before loading Import Management


  • Managing global supplier relationships


  • Placing forward orders and monitoring stock levels to ensure effective inventory replenishment in line with demand


  • Defining the commercial terms and ensuring documentation is completed and pre-payments are made where required.


  • Overseeing the clearing and tracking by ensuring freight coordination and bookings are done


  • Monitoring import related product costs and adjusting schedules (pricing, exchange rates, shipping, and forecasting)


  • Communicate any discrepancies upon arrival of shipment with supplier


  • Communicate any defective components and ensure compensation


  • Updating standard costs with receipt of each container


  • Completing and ensuring documentation sign-off for submission to banks to close out import Local forecasting


  • Forecasting usage and requirements for all local suppliers to be reviewed


  • Communicating forecasts with suppliers in advance to ensure alignment


  • Communicating adjustments to forecasts Cost Control


  • Conducting research to Identify cost saving opportunities and communicate with management on


  • suggested alternatives


  • Negotiating with suppliers when supplier increases are initiated and managing the supplier increase process


  • Initiating tender process where required


  • Checking open costings and negotiating prices


  • Initiate direct sourcing where possible and exploring new opportunities where required Management Reporting


  • Reporting on supplier issues and working with suppliers and management to resolve issue


  • Reporting on price increases and decreases and manage the review process


  • Reporting on price variances and providing suitable alternatives where required



  • Reporting on outstanding imports values Strategic Supplier Relationships


  • Managing strategic supplier relationships


  • Ensure professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships Job Requirements


  • Matric - Mathematics advantageous


  • Degree/Diploma in Purchasing or a similar relevant industry qualification and experience


  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience as a Senior Buyer.


  • Strong ability to organize effectively, delegate responsibility, problem solve and communicate clearly


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