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Job Description

South African Citizens Only!


Reporting structure
Head of Purchasing : Africa


Key responsibilities & accountabilities

  • Implement controls and overall responsibility of transparent and fair tender processes and awarding contracts accordingly.
  • Establishing and managing contracts and relationships with suppliers.
  • Soliciting competitive offers through requests for proposals, requests for quotations and requests for information in adherence with company policy and processes.
  • Handle supplier contracts and agreements, review and sign-off after final approval before creating the relevant purchase order/s.
  • Maintaining and sourcing a suitable and diverse pool of suppliers.
  • Perform varied work assignments and constantly prioritise work load by ensuring that deadlines and internal and external customer expectations are met or exceeded where possible.
  • Providing effective technical advice and solutions when required to do so in liaison with our head office.
  • Responsible for controlling expenditures of high value services, CAPEX purchases and ad-hoc requirements ensuring the purchasing processes and authorizations are adhered to.
  • Selling excess project materials and scrap when required to do so.
  • Apply the appropriate purchasing method for the required purchases.
  • Read, understand and correctly interpret technical drawings and detailed plant layouts/plans and source the requirements for various disciplines/scopes of work as necessary, with exceptional attention to detail and quality prerequisites.
  • Continually set up the basis for manufactured parts maintaining the quality requirements are upheld as per our head office standard.
  • Ensure special handling/shipping of goods is logistically coordinated or as required.
  • Track and record expenditures as required to do so.


Role specific skills attributes

Knowledge and experience

  • Financial management skills (including project management, stores/warehousing, materials distribution)
  • Exposure to multi-disciplinary complex projects 
  • Knowledge of contracts and tendering processes
  • Understand technical drawings and/or plant layouts and initiate supply criteria maintaining quality standards


Qualifications and education required

  • Diploma in purchasing
  • 3 – 5 years technical purchasing and contracts experience
  • Solid and proven technical background
  • Experience in the beverage industry


Personal behaviours/competencies

  • Self-motivated, independent, solution orientated, deadline driven individual with strong time management skills
  • Strong analytical ability, attention to detail and strategic thinker
  • Compliance with work processes and procedures
  • Build mutually beneficial relationships internally and externally
  • Strong interpersonal skills – team builder and participant
  • Very good negotiation and communication skills


Job Specific Skills

  • Assist with project planning, monitoring timelines, resources and address problem areas
  • Solid problem solving skills and ability to focus both strategically and tactically to achieve business goals
  • Basic understanding of Health and Safety standards


Computer Skills

  • MS Office 2010 – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • SAP


Communication Skills

  • Strong communication skills in English both (written + Verbal)
  • Able to communicate in German (pref.)


Management Ability

  • Ability to work in a high volume, highly pressurised and intense working environment
  • Solution orientated and results driven
  • Professional liaison with all levels of management and technical customers, both internally and externally



  • Able to travel both domestic and foreign
  • Possess a valid driver license and valid passport