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Assistant Buyer

Job Information
LocationRecruitment Agency / Vacancy in Western Cape
SalaryR150k - R80k
Job TypePermanent
EducationRelevant Degree
Experience3 years experience within a similar position

Job Description

Our client who is in the retail industry is looking for an Assistant Buyer to join their dynamic team

Minimum Qualification

Degree in Procurement, Purchasing Management, Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Management, Commerce, Economics or related and relevant qualification

Experience Required

Minimum of 3 years Buying/Procurement experience


• Assist with the maintenance of an efficient and comprehensive vendor base in Oracle that can meet customer needs timeously, reliably, with the appropriate quality and in a manner supportive of preferential procurement imperatives

• Assist with the review of the vendor base against diagnosed customer requirements to ensure a holistic offering

• Assist in identification of opportunities for Enterprise Development

• Comprehensively capture specifications for procurement of good/service, comprehensively brief suppliers and ensure need is comprehensively met by the procured good/service

• Conclude effective supplier negotiations in consultation with the Buyer

• Calculate, track and document savings achieved

• Identify and evaluate potential vendors for low value buys in an equitable manner with due consideration for preferential procurement imperatives

• Administer request for information/quotation/proposal processes in accordance with good governance imperatives and Non-Trade Procurement Policy

• Maintain thorough records pertaining to vendor appointment and terms of engagement

• Administer the conclusion of contracts with appointed vendors

• Support seamless vendor transition

Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 3 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Should you meet the requirements for this position, please email your CV to or fax to 086 604 7549. You can also contact Tercia on 021 555 0432

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