Junior Buyer, Umhlanga

  • Umhlanga
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Reference: Junior Buyer (Umhlanga)
  • Apply before Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 16 Days left

Vacancy Details


• Source lowest prices, source quality products, source appropriate lead times.

• Source BEE empowered suppliers that have a BEE score as predetermined by Star Merchants BEE strategy.

• Source products that meet customer requirements/specifications first time round.

• Ensure customer approves all artwork (where necessary) prior to finalizing the order. Retain proof and sample and file in storage chronologically.

• Effective management of buying orders (to meet customer orders timeously, effective use of warehouse space, quality control checks, fraud/theft).

• Ensure stock that is ordered has maximum shelf life.

• Ensure that suppliers who can deliver to the company's various warehouses are engaged where appropriate and feasible such that the company can reduce its transport cost.

• Determine and develop appropriate sources of supply and maintaining cooperative working relationship with suppliers and to stay current with trends, technology, products and services.

• Prepare and process purchase orders.

• Resolve problems arising from the purchase of goods and services.

• Maintain a good working relationship with the stock control department to ensure goods are received and dispatched efficiently to the relevant person / branch.

• Open communication lines are needed between the accounting department and the buyer to ensure account payments are made on time to ensure delivery / collection is made on time.

• Effective issues of purchase orders and follow ups on outstanding deliveries or supplier back orders.

Candidate Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

• A minimum of 1 year of buying experience.

• Computer literate. (MS Word, MS Outlook & MS Excel).

• Drivers Licence.

This position reports to: Commercial Manager Apply before Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 16 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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