Import Raw Materials Buyer
Durban – Kwa Zulu Natal – South Africa
Reporting to the Line Manager, you will be responsible for End-to-end international commodities buying.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Prior experience in procurement, preferably within the manufacturing industry.
- Strong negotiation and communication skills.
- Knowledge of international commodities buying.
- Ability to manage expeditors and work in a team.
- Detail-oriented with excellent organisational skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and relevant procurement software.
- Efficiently create orders for crucial/critical commodities.
- Conduct price reviews and negotiate with suppliers for cost-effective procurement.
- Lead and support various procurement projects, including rationalisation and cost savings initiatives.
- Manage import-related documentation, including supplier contracts, Service Level Agreements, and Requests for Quote.
- Handle shipping documents (bill of lading, freight statement, Certificate of origin), and clearing agent’s instructions.
- Arrange dispatch of original shipment documentation to the logistics provider.
- Reconcile shipping invoices and ensure accuracy in order and shipment history.
- Export and Local Distribution: Request quotations from service providers
- Determine tariff headings via the SARS website or clearing agent.
- Maintain a daily physical check of the rebate store to ensure compliance with rebate goods storage.
- Prepare relevant documents for customs applications, including customs application letters.
- Handle document certification with authorities and submit applications at the SARS/Customs office.
- Track progress by following up on applications with Customs.
- Manage case numbers and approvals received, ensuring thorough documentation and filing.