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Job title: Commodities Buyer - Automotive
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 3 to 5 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 22 May 2020
Job reference no: 494654972

Job Description

A committed purchasing professional with a passion for the motor industry who is able to plan, source, develop, introduce and maintain local and export parts in order to achieve a commercially competitive advantage.

  • The identification and development of local and import parts and tooling in order to meet project requirements.
  • Establish benchmark pricing and perform value analysis to ensure competitiveness.
  • Conduct quotes and sourcing activities via various purchasing systems and prepare and present recommendations for managerial decision-making purposes.
  • Seek and develop new supply sources, nationally and internationally.
  • Negotiate supplier price adjustments.
  • Negotiate and maintain commercial contracts with suppliers.
  • Perform capacity planning to ensure supplier tooling and facilities can adequately support production requirements.
  • Incorporate engineering changes or quality improvements into existing components.
  • Identify local sources of supply for potential export components to the Group.
  • Prime project management accountability for ensuring components are approved by Engineering or Quality and introduced into production or exported.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Have a recognized university Degree / Diploma in the following disciplines – Purchasing, Logistics, Commerce, Finance, Business Management
  • Have a minimum of 3 years Commodity Purchasing experience in the automotive or supplier industry
  • Experience with Exterior / Powertrain Commodities would be an added advantage
  • Possess negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Have a good understanding of MIDP, APDP and NIPP principles
  • Have the ability to communicate across all levels 
  • Have good presentation skills
  • Demonstrate above average computer literacy, especially MS Office package