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Senior NPM Buyer


  • Perform the buying function and co-ordinate transport of NPM items and spares;
  • Conduct and co-ordinate technical & commercial negotiations with vendors;
  • Perform and manage supplier delivery performance;
  • Negotiate commercial terms and contracts with suppliers.
  • SAP – Maintain Master Data, materials and vendors;
  • Resolves problems when required; Maintain pricing tables.

Inbound Logistics

  • Co-ordinate the delivery and logistics of local and imported NPM materials and spares;
  • Expedite late deliveries and take corrective actions when required.

SAP Contracts

  • Create or review contract documents with vendors;
  • Co-ordinate the on-time review of existing contracts and re-negotiate extensions where needed;
  • Liaise with Corporate Purchasing on global contracts.
  • MRP – Budget and plan annually the NPM material requirements;
  • Maintain MRP setting for materials to meet annual, monthly, weekly and daily requirements;
  • Ensure that stock holding meets management requirements to reduce negative impact on cash flow;
  • Prevent production losses due to material shortages.


  • Global KPI reports, monthly; Local management reports, monthly;
  • Daily review of exception reports from EDI systems;
  • Control weekly and monthly consignment reports to suppliers;
  • PIP and savings reports to be updated monthly. 

People Management

  • Handle all recruitment, discipline, reward and recognition, succession planning, development and retention related initiatives for subordinates with the support of HR and in line with Company policies and procedures.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of a National Diploma in Stores and Inventory or Purchasing Management.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Purchasing/ Procurement Management for the automotive sector/ manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum of 3 Years management experience of a small group of employees
  • Good negotiating skills



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