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Buyer

Closing on: Sep 30, 2022

Purpose of the Role:
An opportunity exists for an experienced professional to join iSanti as a Buyer. The role exists in order operationalise the company’s procurement strategy by purchasing quality goods and services in line with agreed specifications, from approved vendors, for delivery at the right time and cost.

Key Performance Areas:
Source Goods and Services

  •  Respond to requests to purchase received from internal stakeholders by establishing availability of consumable stock in Stores
  • Review requisition orders, verifying the accuracy of product codes and types of products requested based on technical knowledge of product used
  •  Source quotes from approved suppliers in line with the procurement policy, and within required timelines
  • Where necessary, identify potential suppliers and offer them the opportunity to quote in compliance with approved process for new suppliers
  • Select the best supplier based on the best price and quality
  • Identify cost savings and efficiency opportunities, providing detailed recommendations to the Procurement Manager and implementing as approved
  • Perform price benchmarks whenever pricing changes occur, maintaining accurate and accessible information on pricing

Facilitate the Purchase Process

  • Convert approved requisitions to purchase orders (PO) in line with procedures, so deliveries can take place on time
  • Place orders with suppliers identified based on approvals, ensuring that cost codes are correctly allocated
  •  Maintain PO changes requested by suppliers/users, following up with all stakeholders as necessary to determine feasibility; changing/modifying POs and escalating to relevant stakeholders as necessary
  • Review proof of delivery and invoice received from suppliers, checking accuracy of information reflected against original order
  • Address stakeholder queries and problems, ensuring timely feedback and effective resolution
  • Check that deliveries are received by due date on all orders placed, and follow up on outstanding orders to expedite them
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure compliance with procurement standards and policy
  •  Compile monthly reports reflecting the status of purchases made

Supplier Relationships

  • Maintain collaborative relationships with suppliers which advance the interests of iSanti, dealing with various quality and order issues appropriately
  •  Maintain an up to date supplier database, providing information on the status of suppliers
  • Monitor the status of contracts and pricing on the system, initiating the necessary updates in collaboration with the Procurement Manager
  • Agree pricing and discounts on payment terms with suppliers, as approved by the Procurement Manager, representing the company’s interests in deals negotiated
  • Monitor compliance with Service Level Agreements, following up on issues as necessary
  • Facilitate clarification of technical questions between internal stakeholders and suppliers
  • Assist suppliers by following up with the Finance department to ensure they’re paid in line with agreed terms
  •  Deal with payment queries from Finance
  • Check that POs match invoices before forwarding for authorisation
  • Negotiate credit notes and/ore refunds with suppliers as necessary

Adhere to company policies, standards and procedures

  • Comply with all applicable rules, including procurement, safety, finance, HR, etc.
    Qualifications & Experience:
  • National diploma in purchasing management (NQF 6) or equivalent
  • 3 years purchasing experience
  • Experience in manufacturing/heavy industry
  • Glass manufacturing experience will be an advantage
    Capabilities & Attributes:
  • Integrity
  • Computer literacy and an organised self-starter
  • Planning and prioritisation
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong administrator
  • Customer and service orientation
  • Excellent communication
  • Strong governance
  • Monitor price movements
  • Negotiations
  • Knowledge of commodities

Additional Information:

  • Consideration will be given to Isanti’s EE goals
  • Appointment is subject to qualifications and integrity checks
  • If you don’t hear from us a month after the closing date, please assume your application was unsuccessful

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