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Procurement Specialist

Gauteng Market Related
Sector: Other
Posted: Monday, 1 August 2022

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We are looking for a determined candidate with a positive attitude who will consistently ensure a good working relationship between the company and its suppliers. The role is responsible for developing our existing relationships and researching for new suppliers, while working on the full supply chain, understanding how it fits together and understanding the cost implications. including sales and operations.



  • Purchasing of parts/products in supply chain for our business with suppliers in South Africa (mostly to reduce carbon ommissions) and when required internationally
  • Drive price negotiations with all suppliers
  • Quality control of all parts/products into the business to ensure the products fit our value systems and our products and ensure the environment is better
  • Dealing with claims and negotiating the best settlement
  • Reporting on the availability and range to the CEO
  • Create and implement sourcing strategy for the business with the CEO
  • Build strong relationships with suppliers and long-term contracts while understanding the market
  • Build a plan that focuses on competitive pricing and identifying and executing cost reduction strategies
  • Forecast pricing trends and achieving financial goals
  • Build relationships internally including sales and operations
  • Identify and execute cost reduction strategies
  • Monitor stock on hand, place orders to ensure adequate stock holding while maximizing efficiency
  • Confirm, advise and monitor progress of both local and international supplier ETA's
  • Determine key supply chain KPI’s, monitor and implement effectively
  • Negotiate pricing and manage relationships with external stakeholders
  • Accurately manage all pricing and inputs to determine cost of goods sold
  • Proactively engage suppliers in identifying potential issues, resolutions and opportunities
  • Ensure accurate record keeping and compliance for import/ export procedures and customs documentation
  • Measure and report on effectiveness and productivity across all departments
  • Submit, record and keep track of all pending order forex deposits and payments
  • Check supplier bills for accuracy and enter to Sage Accounting
  • Generate new stock codes and descriptions in line with SOPs
  • Maintain current records of all suppliers and contacts in Sage
  • Research current trends in packaging and green movements, both locally and abroad
  • Brief team on new and prospective products
  • Compile spec lists for all products
  • Compile, update and manage the asset register



  • Financial acumen
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • supply chain, purchasing or buying experience
  • Experience in utilizing fact based data to drive decisions
  • Knowledge of local South African packaging market
  • Experience in building relationships with suppliers and a successful track record of doing so
  • A tertiary degree or diploma in relevant field
  • Desire to gain strategic sourcing experience and develop standing and viable relationships
  • A driver’s license and own transport
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Driven, determined and proactive
  • Able to work independently or within a team structure
  • Assertive and able to take calculated decisions
  • Resourceful
  • Energetic
  • A never give up attitude
  • A sense of ownership and pride in performance, and its impact on company success
  • Critical thinker with problem-solving skills
  • Team player, with management skills or potential
  • Time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Unparalleled communication skills – clear, concise and consistent