Anderson Engineering vacancy for SENIOR BUYER

Anderson Engineering has a vacancy for a SENIOR BUYER

POSITION OVERVIEW:

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 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.

COMPETENCIES

  • 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

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 michellew@andersoneng.co.za no later than Thursday, the 28th of March 2019.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.