Buyer - 022/2019
Applications accepted until:
Number of Openings

Employment Type




Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or Bachelor Degree in Commerce or CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply or Equivalent
  • Valid driver€™s license
  • At least 3 years buying experience, working in a Manufacturing / Pharmaceutical  /Healthcare / Laboratory / Medical Technology or Engineering environment

Additional Requirements

  • Clear credit and criminal record


Specific Operational Requirements

  • The successful candidate will be required to work an 8 hour day between 08h00 to 16h00.
  • The incumbent may be required to work additional hours to meet business needs

Key Performance Areas

  • Procurement of goods and services
    • Compliance to the procurement policy and its referenced documents
    • Ensure continuity of supply and minimise business interruptions
    • Compliance to Purchase Requisition Internal Service Level Agreements
    • Supplier compliance to Technical Specifications, Lead-Times and Commercial Terms
    • Maintain governance and control around the procurement process
    • Category Management
  • Vendor management
    • Control Costs
    • Savings
    • Gain value for money spent
    • Contract management
    • Supplier visits
    • Supplier performance appraisals
  • Projects and Tenders
    • Compliance to the procurement policy and its referenced documents
    • Maintain governance and control around the procurement process
    • Organisational Learning and Development
    • Personal Learning and Development
  • Reporting
    • Category Performance
    • Supplier Performance


  • Analytical Ability
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP procurement modules
  • Strong working experience with supplier agreements and contracts
  • Computer skills with a comprehensive understanding of MS Excel, MS Word, MS PPT
  • Strong analytical and computational skills with impeccable attention to detail
  • Action oriented, Self-driven and Self-starting and takes initiative
  • Integrity and trustworthiness
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Able to thrive in a high-stress environment
  • Influence
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Capacity to travel
  • Observe Safety, Health and Environmental requirements while at work and carrying out duties