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Title:  Senior Buyer

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Immediate Superior: Jan Du Toit 
Location: Stellenbosch
Type of Contract: Permanent
Reference Number: 111234 
Closing Date: 17/05/2024

Applications are invited for the above-mentioned position in the Materials: Procurement Department, based at JC Le Roux in Stellenbosch. The successful incumbent will report to the Materials Manager.


Key Performance Areas would include, but are not limited to:



Ensure purchasing function is cost effective and achieves purchasing objectives within the divisional targets:

  • Actively manage and improve on dry goods stock holding working capital while still delivering a high quality service of material availability to the packaging lines
  • Drive and Implement Focused Improvement Projects
  • Ensure financial controls are in place as required by company internal control (ICC)


OPERATIONAL RESULTS (Internal Perspective):

To ensure an effective and efficient running of purchasing function:

  • Ensure effective procurement of dry goods according to production plans, forecasts, and the use of MRP
  • Effective supplier management through monthly supplier meetings and OTIF scores
  • Ensure effective procurement and maintain good customer relationships - drive preferential procurement opportunities
  • Ensure delivery of the correct materials/services on time and in full


RELATIONSHIP RESULTS (Customer/Stakeholder relationships):

Build effective relationships with external and internal stakeholders:

  • Build effective and trusting relationships with peers
  • Collaboration with marketing and execution of NPD projects
  • Build effective working relationships with customers/suppliers to achieve results



Drive continuous improvement in area of responsibility:

  • Implement new ideas and improve methods, systems and work processes that will lead to higher quality, or reduced cost
  • Entrench a coaching culture using principles of High Performance Coaching.


The successful candidate must have the following qualification, skills and experience:

  • A tertiary qualification in Purchasing/Procurement
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years purchasing experience
  • Computer literate in Ms Word, Excel, Outlook and SAP
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills are essential.
  • Proven meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to be assertive when necessary.
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure.
  • Ability to take ownership for the completion of tasks.
  • People management skills are essential.





The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply. Heineken Beverages (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd) is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values inclusion and diversity. You must be fully eligible to live and work in South Africa to apply.

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