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3 x Senior Buyers


3 x Senior Buyers

Reporting to the Manager, A Senior Buyer is responsible to manage a team purchasing materials, ensuring the supplier deliver in full and on time, at the correct spec and price. Liaise and maintain a professional working relationship with suppliers and production.



Order Management

  • Receive various triggers to purchase and place orders to satisfy production demand and maintain stock levels.
  • Manage and ensure that orders are captured and confirmed by the team within the designated time frame.
  • Regularly liaise with suppliers to meet delivery deadlines and prevent overdue deliveries.
  • Expedite orders in line with various system and database indicators.
  • Maintain PO supplier and shipment arrival due dates in ERP system.
  • Ensure that order management concerns are escalated to the relevant stakeholders to prevent and resolved shortfalls.
  • Continuously liaise with suppliers to ensure shipments are ready for collection.
  • Ensure that collection arrangements are co-ordinated as and when required.
  • Assist buyers with air freight decisions when required.
  • Monitor import shipments in line with logistics budget.
  • Ensure supplier agreements, incl. minimum packaging specs are upheld.

Forecast Management

  • Distribute a 12-month horizon forecast to suppliers within an established timeframe.
  • Manage and resolve queries from suppliers regarding the forecast through Materials Planning.
  • Evaluate forecast reports to ensure accuracy within the process.
  • Assist team members to ensure all suppliers receive and understand the forecast documents and

Stakeholder Liaison

  • Build and maintain respectful and professional relationship with suppliers
  • Ensure that all relevant supplier information is communicated to the procurement department to maintain supplier database
  • Compile data relating to supplier performance to enable evaluation
  • Manage on time in full (OTIF) order fulfilment with suppliers


  • Create reports to analyse team performance.
  • Ensure Syspro is updated on a regular basis with the correct information.
  • Ensure dashboards are updated daily and accurately.
  • Keep track of shipments via logistics’ shipment tracking document.


Minimum: Purchasing or Supply Chain Certificate / Diploma / Degree


  • 7-10 years’ experience in Buying
  • Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiating and a commercial understanding
  • Experience of working closely with suppliers
  • An understanding of OEM processes, ERP systems and manufacturing


  • Experience with Syspro will be advantageous
  • Excellent working knowledge in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc).
  • Strong Analytical Capability
  • Adherence to the standards, values and rules of conduct associated with one’s position and the culture in which one operates. Being incorruptible.
  • Accountable Being accountable and passing on accountability for one’s own actions and those of team members and the organization.
  • Have the ability to recognize and create opportunities and to act accordingly
  • Problem Solving The ability to detect problems, recognize important information, and link various data; to trace potential causes and look for relevant details.
8th Apr 2022
Montague Gardens
Cathy du Preez

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Should you meet the above criteria and wish to apply for this position, you can send your CV to the Human resource officer, Cathy du Preez by no later than 19 Apr 2022. Please ensure you give motivation as to why you believe you are suitable for this position.

Kindly note, if no feedback is received within 4 weeks from the closing date; the applicant can then accept that their application has been unsuccessful. Unsuccessful candidates who attended an interview will be informed in writing of the reason as to why they have been unsuccessful.