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Job Description

The successful candidate will be accountable to the Procurement Manager. To qualify for this position the most suitable candidate must fulfill the following requirements

Minimum Requirements / Qualifications

• Minimum Educational qualification - Grade 12 certificate or an equivalent qualification as per the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
• A Higher Tertiary Qualification, i.e. Nat. Diploma or Degree in Purchasing and/or Supply Chain Management. A Technical Diploma will be given due consideration and preference.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in Purchasing / Supply Chain in a technical/heavy industrial environment or Engineering. A strong technical background will be an added advantage.
• Proven proficiency with Microsoft office. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
• Must be willing and able to perform standby duties and work extended hours.
• Must have a valid, unendorsed driver’s license to perform standby duties and get to work.

Key Areas of Responsibility

• Procure services and goods of the correct quality from most cost-effective supplier.
• Expediting and follow-up of all orders and critical goods and services.
• Develop and maintain healthy Supplier relations.
• Liaise between the Suppliers and the End Users in the plant to ensure goods and services are procured timeously to avoid any downtime.
• Investigate possible alternative suppliers on a regular basis to meet budgets/KPI targets.
• Arrange collections and dispatches.
• Ensure optimal stock replacement.
• Apply and implement good document control and administration.
• Housekeeping and safety
In addition to the above, the successful candidate must also have the following attributes: Good ethical conduct, positive with energetic attitude; highly self-motivated; good verbal and written English communication skills; good time management skills; be able to work effectively and accurately without supervision and in a team.