Projects Buyer

  • Full Time
  • Midrand, South Africa

Be Different Recruitment


My client in a telecommunications company based in Midrand looking for a Projects Buyer to source and deliver technically appropriate, quality equipment, products, and services at the best price within the commercial and legal framework.

Duties & Responsibilities

In order to be considered the following is required:

  • Tertiary qualification in SCM
  • Previous experience in the Telecommunications industry
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Understanding of procurement management and the supply chain environment
  • Full ownership of the role through integrity and accountability
  • Self-starter able to work unsupervised with proactive response to requests for procurement
  • The ability to up-skill independently of the role to create a value-add to the business
  • Dynamic problem-solving skills with “out the box” thinking using strong analysis & good judgment
  • Action orientated and conscientious in all tasks
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Exceptional organizational and paperwork skills


  • Achieve cost containment through strategic sourcing and supply chain management
  • Ensure purchasing compliance
  • Ensure business and financial risk management through managing service provider contracts
  • Ensure the usage of vendors that meet the group quality requirements through vendor accreditation and rationalization
  • Ensure the use of the most appropriate costing models for purchasing through effective supply chain management
  • Ensure that the procurement of capital items is in line with company governance
  • Procure internally before externally to ensure utilization of existing stock in preference to new spend
  • Ensure stakeholder satisfaction with the best quality, timing, and cost-saving
  • Oversee and ensure zero stock-outs of critical consumables and CX inventory with forecasting in line with the business’s needs
  • To track and prove continuous cost-saving efforts throughout the fiscal year
  • To ensure all internal business processes are adhered to and that spend is with correct authorization

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