Logistics - Purchasing

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Program Buyer

Port Elizabeth

Commercial or technical degree or relevant industry experience
Minimum of 3 years in Automotive (preferably) Purchasing of production materials.

Responsibilities Include:
Coordination of Program Purchasing activities over specific CBU’s / BU´s to ensure excellent product launches
Control and approval of all Program Purchasing activities specified in PLUS and decisions in line with customer demands and commodity strategies
Ensure smooth project launches by controlling the acquisition, sourcing on time, in line with cost book and MoB target, maintaining purchasing results until SOP
Ensure the cost-, quality and time-oriented supply of all required goods, materials, equipment’s and services under compliance with the respective business plans, budgets and targets
SDT member for a specific number of programs
Manage the Suppliers within the given programs (Request for Quotes RFQ, change management, contract negotiations, payment queries, dispute resolutions etc.)
Actively drive, support and implement Cost Reduction incl. VA / VE initiatives in line with department KPI's


Temp Buyer


Minimum requirements
· A Degree / Diploma in the following disciplines – Purchasing, Logistics, Commerce, Finance, Business Management
· A minimum of 3 years Purchasing experience in the automotive industry or related supplier base
· A good understanding of APDP and NIPP principles
· Negotiation & problem-solving skills
· Oral and written communication skills
· Presentation skills
· Above average computer literacy, especially MS Office package
· Financial analysis & costing ability
· Business management & project management skills
· Customer interface and conflict management skills


Buyer - General Purchasing


Minimum requirements;

  • Degree/Diploma in the following disciplines – Purchasing, Commerce, Finance, Business Management

  • A minimum of 3 years General Purchasing (non-production buying)

  • Ability to interpret commercial and general engineering data

  • Skilled in Financial Analysis / Costing / Presentations

  • Customer Interface and Conflict Management skills



  • Applying financial, accounting and economic knowledge to evaluate pricing

  • Benchmarking; Global Competitive Sourcing; Supplier Negotiations;

  • Evaluation of suppliers and negotiation of prices and terms, service delivery and quality whilst maintaining regulatory and quality standards

  • Achieve monthly and year-on-year savings

  • Preparation of RFQ, Purchase order and Contract documentation

  • Maintaining current supplier base and establishing new suppliers to achieve cost and service optimisation through benchmarking and market research

  • Preparation of documentation and information on Group systems and presentation of high value projects

  • Involvement in video conferences and necessary contact with members of other Group Companies to discuss related matters

  • Adjudication of tenders based on procedural requirements to ensure competitive and fair supplier selection

  • Actively participate in development of commodity strategy, sourcing/negotiations, global/regional budget execution, and interface with Suppliers and internal stakeholders

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