Location: Rosslyn

Our manufacturing client is looking for a Purchasing Manager to join their team. The purpose of this role is to provide results driven leadership to the purchasing, planning and shipping function, to proactively obtain industry trend data and provide timely feedback to the Management Team, to provide input and data to support the organisation's ongoing budgeting and strategic planning process, and to identify and develop strategic suppliers / partnerships to support the organisation's business goals.




  • Costing of products for regular purchase and get approval as per procedure.
  • Negotiate with suppliers on cost reduction and approval from Team Leader Materials.
  • Responsible for releasing Purchase Orders, Purchase Schedules & amendments to the Vendors as per authority limits.
  • Responsible for purchase of consumables.
  • Monitoring stock for optimum inventory.
  • To ensure prompt return of defective material to suppliers.
  • Responsible for attending to vendor problems with respect to delivery and quality through co-ordination with related departments and agencies.
  • Ensuring regular follow-up with suppliers for timely delivery of materials.
  • Maintaining good relations with vendors, providing them with guidance and technical support.
  • Responsible for assessing urgencies in advance and taking proactive actions.
  • Ensure adherence to all laid down quality systems.
  • Responsible for assessing urgencies in advance and taking proactive actions.
  • Generating and communicating MIS to Team Leader Materials/ MCO.
  • Documentation and implementation as per ISO and TS Quality standards.
  • Prompt resolution of commercial matters with the Suppliers including regular reconciliation of accounts & materials.
  • Working in close coordination with Accounts Department for payments and reconciliation.
  • Responsible for ensuring the right material at right time for all regular components.
  • Leading team of purchase to achieve Key Result Areas and improve overall efficiency keeping their motivation and moral high.
  • Liaising with suppliers/ forwarding agents/transporters, for ensuring smooth operations, systems and procedures for distribution and logistics.
  • Developing and approving IMS documents where required.
  • Identifying IMS related problems encountered in the area of activity.
  • Initiating action to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformity related to Quality, Environment, Health and Safety.
  • Initiating, recommending and providing solutions through designated channels.
  • Verifying the effectiveness of solutions implemented.
  • Control of nonconforming products / activities in the area.




  • Relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Proven Material management experience within a manufacturing environment - Automotive experience would be ideal.
  • Proven team management experience.
  • Valid Driver’s license.
  • Should have good negotiating skills and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Skillful in planning and analysing the requirements of the production department.
  • Ability to design specifications for the raw materials to be ordered.
  • Skilled at researching the market, looking for potential suppliers and designing quotations for the purchase order.
  • Well-versed with the traditional as well as advanced methods used in inventory control.

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

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