10 May '19
Senior Buyer

Logistics, Warehouse & Freight, KwaZulu Natal Pietermaritzburg

Market related -

DUR000793 – SENIOR BUYER (KZN – Pmb)

Purpose of the Job:

Purchasing of components, goods, materials & services from local & overseas suppliers.

  • Required Qualifications
  1. Tertiary Qualification in Supply Chain / Procurement
  • Technical Competencies & Experience:
  1. Previous experience & proven track record as a Senior Buyer
  2. Computer literacy (MS Office) esp Excel – advanced
  3. Purchase goods, materials, components or services
  4. Assist in selecting suppliers and contractors
  5. Evaluate suppliers based on SLA; report on this & improve supplier performance
  6. Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies & procedures & ISO
  7. Work with design & production to determine procurement needs
  8. Order placement, aligning supply & demand & ensure stock levels in stores replenished
  9. Control & monitor purchasing according to budgets for each project
  10. Develop sourcing strategies
  11. Monitor market trends, competitor strategies & market suppliers
  12. Investigate cost saving methods /out compromising on quality & availability of material
  13. Continuously improving cost, lead time, working capital & payment terms
  14. Initiate & keep track of orders
  15. Responsible for annual & ongoing price negotiations
  16. Communicate & resolve material or product non-conformances
  17. Resolve any accounts payable invoicing issues, related to supply chain
  18. Monitor customer order shipment requirements on weekly basis
  19. Prepare & raise purchase orders & other schedules
  20. Ensure Suppliers are aware of all material heat numbers and certificates
  • Behavioural Competencies:
  1. Strong interpersonal & communication skills
  2. Assertive
  3. Able to work independently with attention to detail
  4. Ability to organise workload, adapt quickly to change & under pressure of deadlines
  5. Ability to negotiate
  6. Openness & honesty


  • Competitive, market-related but dependent upon skills and experience.

IMPORTANT - If you feel you meet the above criteria, it is essential that you contact jobs@hcrecruit.co.za directly with:

a)       An email motivating how you meet the criteria specified above.

b)      Your CV attached to your email

Only candidates responding in the above manner will be considered.

Ad Visible Until: 9 June 2019
Ref: DUR000793/JF

Vacancy Type: Permanent