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Buyer - Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth

Top Vitae Recruitment
Port Elizabeth Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa
Closing date
May 20, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Execute the purchasing and delivery process for the supply of materials and the services assigned, in order to ensure that they arrive in the time and quality required, in accordance with the policies of established inventory and purchases, and at the lowest possible total cost, and with the longest possible payment terms, thus contributing to the operation of the company


  • 2-3 years buying experience
  • Tertiary qualification - advantageous.
  • Experience with negotiaging with suppliers.

  • Request quotes from suppliers based on the materials and services required and negotiate purchase conditions with them.
  • Prepare comparative tables (whether manual or in SAP ARIBA Sourcing) and present them to the corresponding superior, for purchases of significant value.
  • Prepare purchase orders
  • Control the quality of the information of the POs
  • Activate purchase orders
  • Develop and evaluate suppliers
  • Manage the performance indicators defined for the area
  • Comply with the purchasing procedure, provide transparency, encourage healthy competition between suppliers, to finally select the best supplier in terms of cost, quality, payment term, service and other relevant factors
  • Contribute to an analysis for correct decision making and select the best supplier for the company in terms of costs, quality, financing and services
  • Put the purchase contract closed with the supplier into a formal and legal document.
  • Ensure that the information that serves as the basis for payment and accounting is prepared without errors in quantities, prices, etc.
  • Ensure that materials/services arrive at the company on the necessary dates as agreed with the supplier
  • Guarantee to permanently have several alternative supply sources, and that these are truly reliable in terms of delivery compliance and quality terms.
  • Control the progress of the processes in your charge (negotiation, purchase - supply) - Act on them if deviations appear

Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive a response within two weeks of applying.

Desired Skills:
  • Buying
  • Negotiating
  • Purchasing
  • Sales

About The Employer:

Our client in the agricultural industry is looking for a Buyer to join their dynamic team in Coega.

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