Anderson Engineering vacancy for SENIOR BUYER

Anderson Engineering has a vacancy for a SENIOR BUYER


  • The Senior Buyer is primarily responsible for the purchasing of components, goods, materials and services from both local and overseas supplier
  • Provide a strategic, efficient procurement service which will deliver value for money, cost savings and best quality of product and service


  • Qualification – Degree or national diploma in Supply chain /procurement will be advantageous.
  • Previous experience and a proven track record as a Senior Buyer
  • Computer literacy (MS Office) is essential. MS Excel advanced user is preferred.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Assertive
  • Able to work independently with attention to detail
  • Ability to organise workload, adapt quickly to change and be able to deliver under pressure of deadlines
  • Ability to negotiate is critical as performance criteria will be based on this
  • Shows openness and honesty in all dealings


  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with predetermined costs, quality and delivery targets
  • Assist in selecting suppliers and contractors in order to promote good procurement practice having due regard to sustainability, ethical purchasing standards and costing
  • Evaluate suppliers based on service level agreements and report on this. Where necessary improve supplier performance to the appropriate service level agreement
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures and ISO compliance during supplier negotiations
  • Work with design and production to determine procurement needs, quality and delivery requirements
  • Responsible for order placement, aligning supply and demand and ensuring stock levels in stores are replenished.
  • Control and monitor purchasing according to budgets for each project
  • Develop sourcing strategies
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Investigate cost saving methods without compromising on quality and availability of material.
  • Continuously improving cost, lead time, working capital and payment terms
  • Initiate and keep track of orders
  • Responsible for annual and ongoing price negotiations.
  • Communicate and resolve material or product non-conformances.
  • Resolve any accounts payable invoicing issues, related to supply chain.
  • Monitor customer order shipment requirements on a weekly basis to assure those commitments are met.
  • Prepare and raise purchase orders and other schedules.
  • Ensure Suppliers are aware of all material heat numbers and certificates.

Applications to be submitted to no later than Thursday, the 28th of March 2019.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.