Purchasing Manager

Engineering and Manufacturing

Job Location

Johannesburg East

Job Type

Full Time


Bachelor's Degree

Total Positions


BEE Position


Job Description

Our client operating in the manufacturing sector is seeking a skilled Purchasing Manager to negotiate with suppliers and vendors to secure advantageous terms. You will be required to control the procurement budget and promote a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs. In addition, you will be required to oversee and manage the systems that track shipments, inventory, and the supply of goods.

Job Duties

Qualifications and Experience 
• Minimum BCom or similar graduate qualification, with relevant majors i.e. Supply Chain Management/Procurement or equivalent. 
• 5– 10 Years previous experience in the management of buying and supply chain management. 
• Good understanding of import and export tax/ tariffs legislation and associated implications
• Highly skilled/Advanced knowledge in JD Edwards Purchasing processing system is essential 
• Strong understanding of business principles and finance to interpret data and make strategic recommendations. 
• Computer IT desktop proficiency and advanced proficiency in MS Office, 
• Ability to prioritise and plan work, handle a diversity of tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines consistently, manage projects and cope under pressure. 
• Demonstrates commitment to teamwork, service, integrity, confidentiality and work independently. 
• Assertive, decisive, able to build professional relationships. Confident to communicate at all levels. 
• Well-developed management and strong interpersonal skills 
• Good communication skills (verbal & written) 
• Extreme confidentiality and discretion 

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