Buyer X2 – Interior / Exterior Department – Kariega, Eastern Cape

Permanent | BEE
Eastern Cape
Posted 4 weeks ago

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Our client, a leading vehicle manufacturer, is looking to appoint two Buyers to join their Interior/ Exterior Department in Kariega, Eastern Cape.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The identification and development of local and import parts and tooling in order to meet project requirements.
  • Establish benchmark pricing and perform value analysis to ensure competitiveness.
  • Conduct quotes and sourcing activities via various purchasing systems
  • Prepare and present recommendations for managerial decision-making purposes.
  • Seek and develop new supply sources, nationally and internationally.
  • Negotiate supplier price adjustments.
  • Negotiate and maintain commercial contracts with suppliers.
  • Perform capacity planning to ensure supplier tooling and facilities can adequately support production requirements.
  • Incorporate engineering changes or quality improvements into existing components.
  • Identify local sources of supply for potential export components to the hiring business.
  • Prime project management accountability for ensuring components is approved by Engineering or Quality and introduced into production or exported.


  • A recognised university Diploma / Degree in the following disciplines: Purchasing, Logistics, Commerce, Finance, Business Management or a technical qualification (Polymer, Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Quality, Operations or Production Management)
  • Minimum of 3 years purchasing experience in the automotive or supplier industry.
  • Experience with production components would be an added advantage.

Skills & Attributes

  • Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills across all levels within the company (oral and written).
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate above average computer literacy, especially MS Office package.
  • Understanding of financial analysis and costing ability.
  • Business management and project management skills.
  • Good customer interface and conflict management skills.
  • Self-motivated and driven.
  • German language proficiency will be highly advantageous.

Please note that if you have not received a response to your submission within 2 weeks, your application has been unsuccessful.

Job Features

Job CategoryAutomotive Manufacturing

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