Paarl, South Africa

The Buyer function is responsible for sourcing equipment, goods, raw material and services, with an important focus on vendor & supplier management. This position will be able to perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend, search for better deals and find more suitable suppliers.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of stock & demand relating to raw materials and consumables:
    • Establish & maintain agreed maximum and minimum stock levels as well as other inventory parameters
  • Establish a close working relationship with the finance department and assist in facilitating the payment process
  • Source and Qualify Key Vendors
    • Establish supplier measurement with clear parameters to actively manage suppliers
    • Identify backup and new suppliers within key performance parameters for optimization and cost reduction
  • Build and Maintain Strong Relationships with Key Suppliers
  • Connect R&D to Readily Available Market Products For Cost Reduction Initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in job-related area
  • 4-5 Years industry experience in Buying within a steel manufacturing environment
  • Mechanical and Electrical knowledge and experience will be advantageous
  • Strong Oral and Written Communication Skills Necessary