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Senior Buyer (Mining / Procurement / Supply Chain / Purchasing / Stock Reports) – Gauteng, South Africa

Job Field:
Business Support Services Jobs
Procurement Jobs
South Africa
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
Market related
CA Mining
Job Ref:
270 1001 MHU

Job Description: 
Our client is a mining client with operations in Central Africa. Ensure the business has timely supply of goods and materials it requires. Job purpose: formulates component schedules and requirements, considering capacity constraints, understanding bottlenecks, lead times, raw material availability, equipment, and staffing.


  • Participate in cost saving initiatives and adhere to financial procedures
  • Formulates material requirements for raw materials to requisition purchase orders necessary to meet production schedules considering inventory parameters and lead times
  • Manage open orders; follow up, expedite, delay and provide ongoing system maintenance to accurately reflect RM support of the production plan
  • Expedite inventory from suppliers to ensure customer satisfaction and timeous production / customer commitment
  • Update and maintain the Stores Delivery schedules to ensure a smooth flow of vehicles through the Receiving area
  • Liase with Suppliers on day to day basis for any components required - based on portfolio
  • Supplier weekly and monthly KPI
  • Forecast must be given to suppliers six months to one year and must be updated every month
  • Utilise expertise to save when purchasing, by negotiation or quantity being bought, based on requirements
  • Be actively involved in all new product introduction and product changes to provide for a smooth transition from development to manufacturing
  • Change control of any changes to packing materials changes to be completed in time and signed off by manager
  • Keeps Planning and Procurement Manager well informed as needed or required with regards to any issues pertaining to goods availability and Supplier issues
  • Ensure that stock holding does not exceed two months of materials required for product, only product that exceed a lead time of three months must have more than two months stock holding but must be controlled
  • Monthly stock report on components for next month production
  • Raise shipment orders, track and traced orders
  • Ability to seek ways to continuously improve external and internal customer satisfaction with product or service quality and on‐time delivery

Requirements:Qualification and Skill

  • Matric
  • Procurement diploma/degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in Purchasing / Supply Chain management
  • Excellent business acumen and communication skills
  • Mechanical Aptitude advantageous
  • Strong Excel skills
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