Buyer (Mining)
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Buyer (Mining)

  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • R18-R25 000 negotiable
  • Non EE/AA
  • Published: 

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Duties & Responsibilities

Purchase goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.



Key Responsibilities:



General and Task Management

·    Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets

·    Support  the  purchasing  function  and  other  relevant  departments  and communicate  any  supply  problems  which  may  impact  on  business


·    Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities

·    Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organisation

·    Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers

·    Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities

·    Prepare reports and updates as and when required

·    Work  closely  with  others  in  the  procurement  function  and  review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements

·    Adhere to any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of self, staff and visitors

·    Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods

·    Prepare and raise purchase orders and order schedules


·    Build,  maintain  and  manage  supplier  relationships  and  keep  up  good communications

·    Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships

·    Ensure  compliance  to  company  guidelines,  purchasing  policies  and during supplier negotiations and contracts award process.

·    Conduct research for new components and suppliers

·    Compile data relating to supplier performance to enable evaluation

·    Assess and evaluate suppliers and contribute to performance reviews to ensure contract compliance

·    Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues


Self Management

·    Assertive, resilient and welcomes change

·    Engages  interest  and  participation  of  others  and  has  a  collaborative approach to working together

·    Proactively contributes to the team

·    Actively committed to teams development

·    Is self aware and optimistic

·    Shows moral courage, openness and honesty in all dealings



Skills and Attributes:



·    Able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders and suppliers

·    Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills

·    Analytical, numerically astute with strong demonstrated problem solving abilities

·    Able to manage time effectively, prioritise tasks and achieve set targets

·    Commercial and financial awareness with  a  full  understanding of  how failure impacts the production, manufacture and customer order fulfilment

·    Able to work well under pressure and handle emergency and stressful situations

·    Keen attention to detail and accuracy

·    Familiarity with an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system would be beneficial



Qualifications and Experience Levels:



·    Relevant   business/commercial ,procurement degree or diploma

·    Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or similar qualification or studying towards CIPS qualification would be beneficial

·    Previous experience of working in a purchasing team preferably within an manufacturing or Mining environment


·    Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown

·    Experience of working closely with suppliers

·    Able to add value, reduce costs and input to business improvements

·    An  understanding of mining  industry would be an advantage

·    Computer literate, with advanced Excel skills/abilities

Closing date : 22 February 2022


First 4 CareersYolande Venter
25b Falcon Street, Amberfield, Centurion, 0146
2000 Gauteng

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