Job Title
Technical Buyer
Employment Type
5 to 10 years
R40000 to R50000
Job Published
08 June 2022
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Job Description

Our client within manufacturing seeks the expertise of a  Technical Buyer to align, direct and coordinate purchasing, with specific inputs to warehousing, storage, distribution and returns management function, to realize company strategy.The ideal candidate will be tasked with negotiation, strategic sourcing, and supplier development (technical and commercial) initiatives and activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, and safety.

Main Responsibilities :

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.


Procurement experience, within a manufacturing environment in the automotive / military & defense industry
N/DIP / B/Com (Supply Chain / Procurement Management / Logistics / Finance)
5+years procurement experience.