Location: Durban

Our client in the manufacturing industry based in Durban is looking for an experienced and qualified Buyer to join their team.




  • Create orders on key/critical commodities.
  • Conduct Price Review and negotiations with Suppliers.
  • Facilitate the selection of suppliers.
  • Determine the best cost routing for suppliers.
  • Liaise with the suppliers regarding quality and delivery issues.
  • Conduct Supplier visits and evaluations.
  • Facilitate Supplier development and improvements in line with the company's strategic objectives.
  • Conduct product investigation/sourcing and benchmarking.
  • Facilitate product and raw material rationalisation projects.
  • Draw up Supplier contracts/Service Level Agreements and Request for Quotes (RFQs).
  • Facilitate and drive cost-saving projects.
  • Manage expeditors allocated to your team.
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good regular communications.
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken concerning all supplier relationships.
  • Attend to any ad hoc duties assigned by the Procurement Manager.
  • Work with the Import Buyer to ensure the best freight cost and incoterms are used/achieved.
  • Provide reports on deliveries and notify Buyers/management in advance should a delay in delivery occur.
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to claim lost shipment/ find a missing shipment.
  • Train graduates/ interns on procurement functions.




  • Matric/Grade 12
  • Tertiary Qualification in Supply Chain or Finance
  • 5+ years of buying experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent negotiating skills.
  • Ability to drive cost-saving initiatives while maintaining product quality.
  • Strong customer-facing skills.
  • Presentable and professional.
  • Supply Chain background and expertise.
  • A strong finance background will be advantageous.
  • Computer Literate, preferably on an MRP System.

Please note: shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 5 days for interview. If not contacted, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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