6 Apr '21

Engineering & Technical; Construction, Western Cape CPT - Southern Suburbs

R 20000 - R 25000 Monthly

Buyer with at least 8 years construction experience who is skilled in obtaining pricing for tenders and to procure construction materials for projects and ensure they are provided on time and within allocated budgets.


  • Engage with existing suppliers & subcontractors and maintain sound relationships.
  • Identify and source new suppliers and sub – Contractors.
  • Arrange meetings with new suppliers and subcontractors to ensure market, competitive pricing and product knowledge.
  • Investigate new/alternative suppliers.
  • Price negotiations
  • Setting up meetings with suppliers and subcontractors regularly.
  • Maintain supplier and subcontractor database.
  • Liaise with sites and Project Management Team.
  • Ensure orders for materials are placed
  • Ensure orders are received within the required timeframes.
  • Regular follow ups with suppliers on outstanding orders.
  • Identify tender and commercial requirements.
  • Attends Pre-tender meeting.
  • Review the tender document.
  • Prepare and compile the tender purchasing requirements.
  • Review electronic bills including drawings, specifications and other enquiry documents.
  • Obtain 3 or more quotes for materials and subcontractors.
  • Compile purchasing files
  • Prepares buying file for estimator for handover.
  • Relinquishes the purchasing file which includes: best possible price, qualifications, quotations.
  • Source prices/ cost of hiring of plant and all materials Placing orders for materials
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines.
  • Maintain well organised filing systems
  • Update database
  • Keeping detailed records and maintaining a well-organized work schedule.


  • Matric
  • National Diploma in Supply chain/purchasing management (advantageous)
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in electrical/construction industry
  • Envisage computer software package

Ad Visible Until: 6 May 2021
Ref: CT001495/GJ

Vacancy Type: Permanent