Location: Durban

Our client based in DurbanĀ is looking for a Buying Supervisor to join their team




  • Uploading bill of materials into ERP system.
  • Buying / ordering by raising purchase orders for all items as per bill of materials
  • Negotiating market pricing, lead times and payment terms for bought items
  • Working proactively to expedite all orders
  • Accurately reporting on ETAs on all orders.
  • Co-ordinate with suppliers and project managers to ensure materials are delivered to site according to project schedules.
  • Accurate reporting on all back orders, missing items or materials damaged during transport.
  • Deliver a weekly purchase order report to management that indicates the vendor delivery note, invoice number & GRN number for all closed purchase orders; as well as a substantiation of all open purchase orders.
  • Maintaining approved suppliers list
  • Request and analyse quotations and cost breakdowns
  • Maintaining Sourcing Approval documents
  • Updating of all purchasing reports to Management
  • Assist with inventory control
  • Assisting with Supplier Evaluations
  • Assist with project budget management




  • Matric
  • Tertiary qualification in Supply Chain (advantageous)
  • Experience working as a Buyer in a manufacturing / engineering environment
  • Experience supervising Junior Buyers
  • Experience working on an ERP 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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