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Purchasing Graduate

The Programme 

The Purchasing Graduate is responsible for improving the supplier performance in production (quality, cost, delivery) for the plant, in line with purchasing strategy. 

What You Will Do 

  • Contribute to the identification and implementation of productivity actions (product / process) for cost reduction, in close coordination with Commodity teams and the plant. 
  • Monitor productivity performance for supplier perimeter through cross-functional teamwork in the plants under his/her responsibility (i.e. productivity committees).  
  • Present to the plants management board the productivity plan and progress as on request. 
  • Challenge Commodity Buyers to achieve the Purchasing Budget for his/her plants. 
  • For most critical topics, support the Supply Chain team to improve supplier deviation in Mis deliveries Per Million (MPM). 
  • Be involved in the kick off in program phase to prepare the start of Production.  
  • Lead transfers meetings with Program Buyers at the take-over stage. 
  • Lead negotiation for Engineering Change Requests within his/her perimeter, and product productivity, in close relationship with commodities.
  • Initiate or create productivity for responsible suppliers for future years budget and strategic planning. 

Required Skills and Abilities 

  • National Diploma/Degree in Purchasing/Logistics/Engineering. 
  • Automotive experience would be an advantage. 
  • Knowledge of productivity / lean management methodology. 
  • Knowledge of production, quality management and logistics. 
  • Ability to work in matrix organization/international mindset. 
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Advanced numerical skills. 
  • Valid driver's license. 
  • Capacity to influence. 
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills. 
Closed 9 months ago
Closed 9 months ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Engineering, Logistics and Supply Chain

  • Citizenships:

  • Locations:

    Pretoria (South Africa)

  • Closing Date:8th Oct 2021, 6:00 pm


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