Buyer Job at RCL FOODS Careers – in Rustenburg, North West

Job Description

Job Description

RCL FOODS is seeking a Buyer to join the Chicken Division. The candidate should be analytical, have good communication skills, be target driven, and customer focus orientated. The role will be based in Rustenburg and will report to the Technical Buyer.

Duties & Responsibilities

Identify and select the vendor to procure requisitioned commodities from as informed by the buying mix of price, quantity, quality BBBEE and delivery date.

Prioritize workload to ensure adherence to procurement service levels on order turnaround, order accuracy and on-time in full deliveries.

Ensures that purchasing requisitions are converted into ERP generated purchase orders on a timely and efficient manner within 24 to 48 hours.

Ensures where there is a group contract, the orders are placed with reference to the group contract. Orders placed must be 85% on contract.

Communicate all late/unrealistic delivery dates to end users.

Interview sales representatives to develop new sources of supplies, securing favorable terms for the Business.

Update records and files and secure samples, descriptions, photos, or information for site management.

Investigate and determine what/how/why products came in incorrectly or damaged.

Monitor price increases and communicate changes as necessary. Buying on contract in my mind this is not required only for non-contract spend.

For non-contract products and services, negotiate all terms and conditions, in line with the business operating procedures, ensuring the best total acquisition costs or total cost of ownership.

Provide procurement-related information and support as required to the functional managers and other internal customers for planning and operational purposes. This will include but not be limited to delivery dates and pricing for products and services required on site.

Monitors open orders and ensures that orders are expedited timeously, there should be no open order older than 30 days.

Monitor and analyses accuracy of supplier delivery times against contract lead times (i.e lead time analysis).

Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers and relevant internal clients and users.

Verify budgeted funds for specific products/projects

Process financial data and documents (eg. bids, incoming purchase requisitions, etc) for the purpose of updating and distributing information and/or acquiring resources to support the purchasing operation

Communicates all late/unrealistic delivery dates and times to end users.

Check “purchase order audit trials” daily to pick up possible mistakes.

Follows up and fixes problem invoices by assisting in resolving queries between suppliers and creditors.

Ensure that the necessary supplier details are correctly and promptly loaded onto SAP

Compile ad-hoc spreadsheets and analysis when required.

Market Research and Analysis

Conduct research to ascertain local market trends and needs.

Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities.

Develop market knowledge and contacts for new products and services.

Identify potential suppliers.

Supplier & Quotation Management

Continually monitor suppliers to ensure cost, quality, and delivery adherence.

Evaluate and maintain continued improvement in supplier performance by visiting suppliers when required.

Identifies site Management’s needs and develops and refines specifications for services, commodities, suppliers or equipment.

Ensures company requirements are met with all orders (i.e correct authorization, 3 quotes are obtained where necessary)

Receive, analyse and evaluate bids, quotes, and proposals and awards the contract in accordance with delegated authority.

Ensure suppliers are aware of business objectives.

Explore alternative suppliers of materials and services.

SHEQ Assurance

Ensure that suppliers and, where necessary, services and products are inspected and audited against ISO requirements as necessary.

Ensure all relevant ISO9001 procedures are adhered to.

Always maintain best working practices in line with BOP’s and health and safety policy guidelines.

Staff Supervision (where subordinate positions exist)

Supervise and develop staff within the context of the Labour Relations Act, Employment Equity Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Skills Development Act.

Monitor staff performance and provide regular feedback.

Supervise staff activities, ensuring service levels are met and protocols are adhered to.

Coach and support staff where necessary to achieve objectives.

Supervise staff leave and general time management issues in line with organisational deliverables and standards.

Conduct regular performance appraisals with subordinates.

Establish sound staff and labour organising and communication structures and systems.

Minimum Requirements

Grade 12 with Mathematics and Accountancy

Completed a NQF 6 level qualification in the following areas: Commerce, Logistics, Supply Chain or Procurement field

Minimum of 5-8 years’ experience within a procurement / sourcing and commercial experience

Procurement experience within an FMCG environment would be advantageous.

Technical knowledge would be advantageous.

Knowledge of Contract Management.

Knowledge of Tender processes.

Working knowledge of SAP

Working Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

About Company

Company: RCL FOODS Careers –

Company Location:  Rustenburg, North West

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