Job Title
QC/Supply Chain/Expeditor
Employment Type
5 to 10 years
R40000 to R50000
Job Published
08 June 2022
Job Reference No.

Job Description

Our client within manufacturing seeks the expertise of a Quality Control Investigator. The ideal candidate will be tasked with designing quality standards, inspecting materials, equipment, processes, and products, developing quality control systems, and determining corrective actions.


5 – 10 years’ experience in supply chain, commercial and quality assurance

National Diploma Quality Management / Quality Assurance

CIPS or similar procurement qualification

Commercial qualification will be advantageous

Computer literacy (MS Office, Syspro, Team Centre)

Main Responsibilities:

Planning and arranging supplier visits for quality audits and issues

Conducting supplier assessments and evaluations

Evaluation and release of parts on various projects

Actions with follow-up Product Quality concerns investigations

Evaluation and release of parts on various projects

Product Quality concerns investigations

Quality representation at CCB meetings for various projects

Manage NDA’s

Quality assist on logistic technical support and planning i.e., spares requirement, packing, preservation, marking, transport and handling for tests and demonstrations

Co-ordination and liaison with Engineers, Programme Managers, Clients, and Line Management with quality inputs

Support Programme Managers throughout the different System Engineering Phases e.g., ensure all activities are performed in accordance with quality plans, industrialisation plans and specifications that the programme baselines are effectively established

Working with operating staff to establish procedures, standards, systems, and procedures

Investigating and setting standards for quality

Ensure that in-house quality procedures, standards and specifications are met

Supply Chain Commercial

Design and improve with business partners the assigned supply chains, starting with inhouse/outsource choices and (re)designs, the contracting strategy, and commercial tactics, along with post-award contract management.

Build and maintain a strong network in the market, being fully aware of supplier developments and opportunities coming up

Understand the changes in the business, business drivers, and external environment and trigger adjustment of supply chain end-to-end processes, category strategies, and contracts

Determine the right remuneration model (e.g., output-based contract) to encourage the right behaviours and expectations from suppliers in order to optimize the alignment of supply chain and asset delivery

Drive total cost reduction and value beyond the usual. Identify opportunities in the contract portfolio to create more value and/or eliminate waste

Drive continuous improvement by replicating game-changer improvements and recommended practices

Facilitate discussions on process performance and inefficiencies


Liaise with suppliers to co-ordinate actual delivery vs contractual delivery date

Follow-up on daily progress plan and take corrective action where necessary

Facilitate C.O.D. orders and payment thereof with finance department

Control document flow and manager data for reporting purposes

Visit suppliers to check on progress of orders and check quality (if required)

Follow-up and liaise with clearing agents and freight forwarders / transporters to ensure timeously delivery

Maintain and establish good relationships with suppliers

Provide general support to the Procurement and Operations team

Weekly/monthly reporting on expediting

Investigate and resolve queries

Assist warehouse personnel and technical buyer(s) with supplier queries upon delivery of order

Understanding of critical or long-lead items

Receive and monitor purchase order amendments

Monitor progress on any critical purchase order(s)

Arrange collections and deliveries from suppliers and ensuring that these items are delivered / collected on time