Posted time 22nd November 2023 Location Johannesburg Job type Full-time
  • Experience: 5 years supply chain experience in IT related services
  • Salary: R negotiable

Specialist Buyer – IT

A vacancy exists at our international automotive OEM client in the Materials and Facility Purchasing responsible for non-production items required. The incumbent will be responsible for the functions listed below:


Optimum Sourcing of IT:

  • Prepare IT sourcing strategy to ensure operational stability
  • Prepare analysis & stats to control & support sourcing strategy & strategic planning
  • Contribute to the definition of information technology sourcing strategy & drive implementation
  • Conduct supply market research & analysis
  • Ensure supplier development via management of supplier performance & risk
  • Ensure sourcing of BO EME/QSE suppliers to enhance supply base & transformation

Cost Management:

  • Achievement of best possible cost
  • Challenge logistics costs through bench-markings & negotiation
  • Ensure Annual Price Reviews are completed & updated on system on time (aligned to budget & support budget creation process)
  • Contract negotiation based on open calculation, lead-time, landed cost & total cost

Vendor Contract Management:

  • Proactive contract expiry management
  • Ensure on-time kick-off of tender process or contract extension
  • Conduct tender process & develop tender documents with internal stakeholder support
  • Facilitate/ lead contract negotiation & preparation between supplier & internal stakeholders till contract approval

Ensure Achievement of good governance & Administration:

  • Ensure SOX compliance and compliance to internal policies and procedures
  • Ensure valid BBBEE certificate is in place
  • Relevant transport industry certification in place and ensure compliance to any other regulatory requirements
  • ISO 14001:2015 & C02 target are met

Supplier Management:

  • Performance/KPI management & record keeping
  • Ensure achievement of operational KPIs by LSPs (Delivery, Quality, Safety, Environmental targets)
  • Promote supplier development to improve PP/ESD Score.
  • Manage any supply related risk (financial/ supply/ industrial) & lead risk mitigation

Other/Ad-hoc Tasks:

  • Admin duties/ support
  • Day-to-day customer/ supplier queries
  • Special Assignments/ Projects
  • Presentation preparation & reporting to all levels of management
  • Conduct periodic supplier management meetings and visits


  • NQF 6 Qualification (360 credits on level 8 framework) in Supply Chain Management, or any related qualification
  • Minimum of 5 year’s IT related related planning / procurement / supply chain experience in a distribution / lean environment
  • Good working knowledge of application system tools such as (SAP, Excel, Office 365, Teams etc)


  • Supply market knowledge (Understanding of road, rail & local automotive industry is advantageous)
  • Good knowledge in contracting
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills
  • Analytical, systematic thinking in IT
  • Stakeholder Management: Team Spirit & competent treatment of suppliers (ability to effectively lead decision-making process for cross-functional team to ensure achievement of company goals and customers’ needs)
  • Project management capabilities
  • High independence in working & distinct ability to accomplish objectives.
  • High numeracy skills (constructive & productive thinking in logistics cost terms; strong supplier negotiation skills & management experience).
  • Ability to work in a high paced rapidly changing technology environment.
  • Capacity to quickly consume and understand technical operational requirements and provide sound purchasing guidance / advice.


  • Accurate information gathering and analysis.
  • Awareness and commitment to our vision.
  • Awareness of situations and decisiveness.
  • Communication and sharing of mid to long term plans.
  • Creation of innovative vision.
  • Establishing framework and systems for organizational review.
  • Feedback of evaluation results and long-term development of others.
  • Strategic re-allocation of resources and review of work methods.
  • Suitable assignment and objective performance review.


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