Purchaser / Purchasing Coordinator Apply

Posted by Tetra Pak

Overview of the Position:



The Purchaser/Purchasing Coordinator is responsible for local purchasing activities for direct & indirect material and services, working together with the cluster Supplier Management team and local stakeholders to ensure supply of high quality material and services at lowest possible price.



The Purchaser role is a contributor to the overall cluster Supplier Management strategy, and also responsible for the implementation of the cluster and global category strategy. The coordination role will include PtP process management and master data maintenance.



Purchaser will be based at Pinetown KZN, office reporting to Senior Purchaser.



Key responsibilities



  • Drive local sourcing and contracting activities based on agreed strategy

  • Implement global, cluster and local contracts

  • Manage local supplier base

  • Identify and implement cost saving initiatives

  • Drive cost and spend follow-up with suppliers

  • Drive and measure supplier performance

  • Develop & maintain relationships with key stakeholders

  • PtP processes & master data



Personal Attributes



  • Result oriented

  • Excellent negotiating and interpersonal skills

  • Good networking skills with ability to build and utilize networks internal and external

  • Proven ability to influence and collaborate

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Good communication and presentation skills



Qualifications and Experience:


  • Degree in Purchasing, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or equivalent

  • At least 2-5 years of procurement experience preferably with multi-national company

  • Good experience with procurement processes, supplier management, contract management, competitive bidding and market conditions

  • Good knowledge in supply strategy, cost analysis, planning, supplier management and fact based negotiation skills

  • Good experience in procurement of Facility Management, Marketing, Professional & Human resources services

Must be a South African citizen with valid ID.

Employment Equity Preference.


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