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Buyer: Purchasing / Logistics

Overall Mission of Position:

  • Quotation, offer comparisons, price negotiations for South African local purchasing activities
  • Independent negotiation as well as other commercial agreements, etc. for South Africa local purchasing activities
  • Market observation and analysis, to derive price developments and to identify new suppliers from South Africa locally
  • Analyzes, bundling, standardization, total cost of ownership ,cost break down, value analysis, etc. and realisation of cost reduction potentials
  • Stronger local sourcing information
  • Local non-standard facilities purchasing commodity purchasing from local, example
  • Local raw material, EPP, fleece, smaller injection parts
  • Normal products purchasing from local, example office building, working facilities¬†
  • Maintenance supplier from local like tool shop
  • Coordinate work with group for related potential purchasing activities
  • For bigger project material, tooling, equipment and sourcing what these will be purchased out of South Africa
  • Support group team member for RFQ, price negotiation, LTA, logistic and PO releasing

Position Specific Requirements:

  • Purchasing activities and logistic background (customs clearance)


Job Specific Skills:

  • Degree in Business or Engineering related filed
  • At least 3 years Automotive components purchasing experience
  • Automotive industry knowledge
  • Competent in MS office
  • Application of ERP system
  • Knowledge of SAP in an advantage
  • Import process especially custom clearance
  • Positive, honest and quickly feedback

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