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Junior Procurement Officer

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Location:Johannesburg
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior
Type:Permanent
Reference:#DCPR2020518
Company:Dragon City PTY Ltd


A well-established and leading property management is looking for a competent and energetic junior procurement officer to join their team in Johannesburg.

Requirements:

A tertiary relevant qualification is essential
  • Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum three years’ experience in a procurement/planning/supply chain environment
  • Knowledge/experience of local and import purchasing
  • Superior negotiating skills
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to prioritise
  • Strategic thinker with excellent analytical skills
  • Strong numeracy, decision making, and people skills
  • Excellent supplier management skills
  • Computer literacy - MS Office with high proficiency in MS Excel
  • A self-starter with high levels of energy and drive
Duties:
  • Setting and implementing procurement strategies
  • Material and stock management; maintain raw and packaging materials at optimum stock levels
  • Ensure orders are placed on time
  • Ensure goods purchased are to specification in terms of quality, quantity and delivery
  • Expediting purchase orders placed on suppliers
  • Anticipate, troubleshoot and solve supplier problems
  • Managing and maintaining supplier forecasts and delivery expectations
  • Liaise closely with Procurement, Production and financial department heads
  • Maintenance of preferred supplier database
  • Vendor contract management which includes group’s vehicles and assets are maintained
  • Liaising with suppliers and negotiating cost-effective rates to improve profitability
  • Compare specifications and prices of competitive items
  • Evaluate price increases or material changes to orders and contracts already in force
  • Ensure that price variations are communicated to relevant parties as quickly as possible
  • Sourcing new suppliers in accordance to Group’s requirements
  • Conduct accurate information and procurement details from supplier database i.e LexisNexis
  • Ensure effective controls and systems regarding procurement are maintained and complied accordingly
  • Ensure compliance to Good Procurement Practices and adhere to Group’s Policies with vetting and approval of new vendors in line with Company Policies and procedures
  • Applies best practices and effective communication in purchasing process management by utilizing latest models and take necessary actions for areas of improvement.
  • Finds alternative ideas, solutions in securing best conditions for the company including extensive market research
Experience:
  • Procurement/buying/supply chain/exports and imports: three years (preferred)
  • Negotiating: three years (preferred)
Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
Added advantage
  • Written and spoken Chinese language
Closing statement:
  • This role requires an individual with excellent business acumen, problem-solving ability, assertiveness and decisiveness, solution focused, passion, energy, follow through, interpersonal awareness, financial acumen, conflict management, strategic leadership as well as a participative management style
  • The incumbent must have the relevant minimum required experience and qualifications
  • Due to volumes of applications, unfortunately, it is not possible to respond to every application, if you do not receive a response within two weeks of your application please consider it unsuccessful for this position
If you are a true visionary with an aptitude for PPO pioneership and want to contribute to the exciting world of Dragon City Group, we are looking for you.

Please send CVs with copies of qualifications and recent photograph to

Posted on 02 May 16:06

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