• Junior Buyer
  • Placement Point (Pty) Ltd • Kempton Park
  • R17 500.00 Per Month
  • Permanent position in the Mining, Procurement sector
  • Posted by Placement Point (Pty) Ltd on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Reference KDJB
  • Apply before: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 53 Days left

A dynamic company based in Kempton Park is looking for a Junior Buyer


  • Optimisation of Supplier Relationships
  • Ensuring products are bought and negotiated at market related prices or less
  • Negotiating trading terms with suppliers to achieve maximum payment terms, rebates and marketing support
  • Managing daily inventory processes
  • Forecasting, management of stock and purchasing thereof
  • Checking of GRN’s and invoicing after receipt of deliveries
  • Planning deliveries with suppliers and warehouse/receiving
  • Experience of problem solving; investigating and resolving queries promptly and effectively
  • Market surveys to be conducted to check competitiveness of product range
  • Sourcing of new suppliers and products on a regular basis to keep up with demand and trends
  • Setting up meetings with suppliers regularly to negotiate deals
  • Ensuring pricing master is up to date and communicated with management if any price changes take place
  • Retrieve reports from operating system and generate monthly reports to measure trends and manage stock levels
  • Retrieve reports from operating system and generate monthly reports for management
  • Administration must be maintained
  • Numerical and analytical skills
  • Placing of purchase orders and expediting them timeously
  • Articulate with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels is essential
  • Demonstrates strong organisational skills including an ability to prioritise effectively, deliver high quality work and adhere to stringent deadlines


  • Minimum matric
  • Three-year work experience in the procurement field
  • National Diploma in supply chain management will be an advantage for the position
  • English speaking
  • Portuguese speaking (advantageous)
  • Buying experience will be an advantage in the FMCG and export market
  • Ideal candidate must be goal orientated and driven to maximise profit margins for the company through procurement processes
  • The candidate must have strong communicational skills and must be able to work under pressure to achieve company targets and deadlines
  • An entrepreneurial flair to think out the BOX will be beneficia
  • Experience with logistical and export procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Must be willing to travel abroad to neighbouring countries (Mozambique)
  • Must be willing to work after hours/weekends if needed (Stock takes etc)
  • Good admin and organising skills
  • Team player

Computer Literacy:

  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in using other Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Outlook and PowerPoint

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