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Job title: Buyer
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 3 to 5 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 11 January 2022
Job reference no: 861904099

Job Description


  • The identification and development of local and import parts and tooling
  • Establish benchmark pricing and perform value analysis to ensure competitiveness
  • Conduct quotes  and sourcing activities via various purchasing systems
  • Seek and develop new supply sources, nationally and internationally
  • Negotiate supplier price requirements
  • Negotiate and maintain commercial contracts with supplier
  • Perform capacity planning to ensure supplier tooling and facilities to support production requirements
  • Incorporate engineering changes or quality improvements into existing components
  • Identify local sources of supply for potential export components to the company 
  • Prime project management accountability for ensuring components are approved by Engineering or Quality 

Must Have: 

  • Degree or NDip in: Purchasing/Logistics/Commerce/Finance/Business Management 
  • A minimum of 3 years Purchasing experience in the Automotive or related supplier base


  • Experience in tool manufacture/design or press parts would be an added advantage 
  • German language proficiency


  • A good understanding of APDP
  • Negotiate & problem solving skills
  • Oral and written communication skills 
  • Presentation skills 
  • Financial analysis & costing ability