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The Technical Buyer provides a procurement service to the company by sourcing the local raw materials and imported products required to maintain uninterrupted production lines and sales activities with a strong focus on improving the procurement processes and systems.



  • Create and maintain a preferred supplier list/database.
  • Source and identify new suppliers.
  • Ensure compliance with procurement policy procedures and workflow.
  • Create and manage Service Level Agreements (SLA) with preferred suppliers.
  • Contact strategic suppliers quarterly to schedule projections, discuss quality issues and CARs, contend with short deliveries and resolve shortages, missed and late deliveries.

Sales, Planning & Forecasting

  • Compare prices and quality.
  • Set projections and targets.
  • Conduct quarterly projections with suppliers.
  • Provide purchasing planning and control of information by collecting, analysing and summarising data and trends.
  • Monitor in-house inventory movement.

Manage Current Procurement System

  • Develop, manage and coordinate procurement processes.
  • Initiate and implement improvements within the procurement management system.
  • Manage raw material returns to suppliers and non-conformance reports.


  • Place initial orders with relevant suppliers.
  • Prepare purchase orders by verifying specifications and processes.
  • Expedite orders.
  • Receive delivery confirmations.
  • Provide weekly updates on expected deliveries to the sales organisation.
  • Submit invoices to the financial manager for payment.


Essential Skills & Experience

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in electronic component procurement.
  • Extensive knowledge of sourcing, buying and forecasting (entire buying process).
  • Experience in the electronic manufacturing industry would be advantageous.
  • Advanced computer literate and ability – specifically Excel.
  • High level of numeracy.
  • Good knowledge of acceptable business practice and accounting principles.
  • Good written communication skills


  • A Degree or Diploma, from a recognised university, in the following disciplines – Purchasing, Commerce, Finance or Business Management


Cussonia Park

3 Ridge Road, Laser Park

Johannesburg, 2170

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