Job title: Purchasing Coordinator
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Agriculture
Expertise: Supply Chain Management
Salary type: Monthly
Location: Plaine Wilhems
Job published: 13/10/2021
Job ID: 39800
Contact name: Pierrette Naiker

Job Description


Our client is looking for an enthusiastic person with interpersonal skills for the position of Purchasing Coordinator.

The candidate will work in close collaboration with the Head of Procurement and will manage the procurement function of two African entities.


To manage and be conversant with the actual procurement business processes, policies, procedures and ERP/Procurement systems in place on both sites

Identify opportunities for cost savings, risk mitigation and improved supplier relationships whilst ensuring value and quality is maintained in line to the companys policies and/or expectations.

To find and appraise new suppliers when necessary while ensuring current suppliers are treated fairly

Accountable for negotiating with suppliers, liaising with stakeholders internally to review vendor performance, and mitigate risk through the successful execution of coherent procurement strategies

To review and update the purchasing and stores policies and procedures as and when required

To monitor stock levels to keep wastage reduced.

Due to the remoteness of the sites and short period of the off crop, the candidate will be responsible for the effective and timely sourcing of goods and services.

To initiate tenders to ensure consumables, equipment and parts are timely available for the crop season.

Working closely and liaising with the head of sections and departments as well as the Head of Procurement, the candidate might be required to travel to the sites in Africa when necessary.

Stand in for the Head of Procurement as and when required

Involved in day-to-day operations to ensure the smooth operation of the procurement and stores sections


A bachelor's degree or any equivalent experience in procurement, project management, or a relevant logistics role.

Have at least 3 or more years of experience in procurement and supply chain experience within a manufacturing environment

Ability to work under pressure, prioritize activities to meet deadlines

Conversant with Microsoft office and to have strong Excel skills

Having a technical background would be an advantage

Relevant academic record, CIPS accreditation highly desirable

Organizational skills.

Written and verbal communication skills.

Customer service skills


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To call only the shortlisted candidates for interview

Not to make any appointment following this advertisement nor to assign any reason whatsoever for accepting or rejecting any candidate.