Buyer

Short Job Description: 

A leading, company, with a national branch network, is seeking a motivated and energetic individual with international buying experience to join their team. The candidate will be expected to work primarily from the head office. 6-month contract. To start as soon as possible.

Where will the candidate work from, if not home based? (Town/Suburb or state work-from-home): 
Edenvale, office
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Full time - in office
Main area of expertise for this position: 
Purchasing & Procurement - Manufacture & Logistics
Required Qualification: 
Tertiary Degree in Procurement or 5 years procurement experience
Required computer program skills: 
Sage Evolution
Estimated hours: 
8 hours (Fridays - 7hours)
Day
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R15000 - R16000
Remuneration term: 
Monthly
Job posting date: 
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Full Job Description: 

RecruitMyMom supports Moms through all life stages. We understand the need amongst some candidates and employers, with gender advancement opportunities, for full-time office-based positions. These are carefully considered and may be advertised on our site from time to time.

This is a full-day role, but the client might be flexible relating to your start and end time should your family commitments necessitate such.

Requirements:

  • Experience in Foreign/International purchasing
  • Experience in/understanding of Import / Export logistics and requirements
  • Understanding of customs requirements
  • Understanding of inventory management and stock control
  • Experience in excel – minimum intermediate – prefer advanced
  • Sage Evolution ERP system
  • Experience in similar industry e.g. Hydraulic and Fluidpower industry will be added advantage.

Required Outputs: Obtain pricing from suppliers

  • Create purchase orders on ERP system and place orders onto the system from suppliers
  • Obtain order confirmations and maintain purchase orders accordingly
  • Expedite purchase orders
  • Interact with freight forwarders regarding logistics and deliveries
  • Interact with internal customers on purchase requirements and proactively keeping them informed.
  • Prepare documents for GRV process and shipment cost distribution
  • Investigate and provide feedback on queries.
  • Ensure effective filing system is maintained
  • Provide back-up to the local buyer with regards to local purchasing requirements
  • Provide assistance with any ad-hoc request from line manager
  • Train other employees if and when required.              

Communication:;

  • Must be fluent in English read and write. Able to communicate effectively

Attributes:     

  • High level of attention to detail
  • Aptitude for maths
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Professional and customer service focussed
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Self-starter and able to work independently

Hours:                                

  • 07:30 to 16:30 daily (Fridays till 15:00)
  • Work overtime as and when required – does not happen often
Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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