Procurement Officer / Buyer – Chemical Industry Alberton

Large chemical manufacturing plant based in Alberton (Gauteng) seeks an experienced procurement / sourcing officer to manage the procurement function of the manufacturing plant.  This is a pivotal function in the manufacturing process, supporting optimal performance of all operations without interruption of production.  Source and negotiate with suppliers of raw materials for a balanced cost advantage and efficiencies.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure raw materials are purchased OTIF for production
  • Negotiate raw material prices – local and import
  • Process orders for Jhb import Raw Materials
  • Explore alternate raw material / stock substitutes and suppliers
  • Obtain and tie in supplier contracts and agreements
  • Define and improve payment terms with suppliers
  • Implement and maintain preferred and alternate suppliers list and prices
  • Evaluate and audit suppliers on a regular basis and document and act on findings
  • Monitor invoice accuracy to GRN’s
  • Produce reports as and when required

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • 5 years’ experience in purchasing/production environment
  • Chemical industry exposure preferred
  • Diploma in procurement/inventory control
  • Qualification / experience in logistics
  • Computer proficiency – advanced


Package & Remuneration