KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: The successful candidate will have a financial degree or relevant qualification. A purchasing management qualification will be advantageous. 2 to 3 years previous experience in a buying capacity ideally in FMCG manufacturing. This position will suit a person with strong administrative and numerical skills, coupled with excellent negotiation skills. Possess excellent people skills and good verbal and written communication skills. The successful candidate must be able to evaluate complex quotations and perform under pressure. The preferred candidate will have a high level of competency in computer programs including MS Office and Navision. The person must have a valid driver’s licence and own transport.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: The incumbent will establish and maintain good relations with suppliers, ensure all purchased supplies meet the quality and quantity requirements. He/she will also hold the responsibility to ensure all deliveries are timely and are at the best possible price. The successful candidate will review supplier base and evaluate the performance of the suppliers. Amongst other duties the incumbent will be expected to support supplier BEE and enterprise development in line with business strategy and drive working capital improvement strategies