Responsibilities : Purchasing: Direct Liaise with Central Purchasing department to obtain information on: available suppliers and benchmarking of pricing to obtain information regarding current supply basis for action and decision making Place orders, based on information obtained for samples, parts and equipment Liaise with customers on technical and quality specifications, as well as pricing of quotations, to finalise the potential order Handle contracts and pricing as per purchasing and company requirements including: price negotiations; pricing increases; formulation and signing of contracts. Purchasing: Indirect Take overall responsibility for purchasing of indirect items by: receiving all requests assessing requests forwarding responsibility for sourcing. oversee the output of the buyers. Purchasing: Parts and Accessories Take overall responsibility for purchasing of indirect items by: receiving all requests assessing requests forwarding responsibility for sourcing. oversee the output of the buyers. Supplier Development: Initiate partnership relationships with suppliers to: reduce costs for both parties increase business opportunities maintain or increase quality standards improve availability and reliability of supply. Savings budget: Drive cost savings initiative, based on annual targets as set out by the Head office in Europe by initiating and implementing : cost reductions through negotiations with suppliers consider engineering changes which meet both the customer and supplier quality standards finding alternative sources of raw materials and parts. Quality Management: Manage the quality standards of the department in line with the overall company quality management systems by : developing and maintaining quality procedures and guidelines training of all departmental staff on the quality procedures and guidelines ensuring adherence to the quality standards and procedures are maintained. Co-ordinating the internal control system by: Preparing, sending and collating internal review questionnaires Reviewing all non-compliance and initiating corrective action plans Monitoring the implementation of corrective action plans. Material Control: Manages the material control function for the site by ensuring: The control and recording of all incoming materials and parts The control and recording of all outgoing materials and parts The authorisation of all logistical costs including airfreight That an accurate MRP system is available and utilized That all material flow is according to the MRP That all movements of parts and finished goods are according to quality standards. Inventory Control: Oversee the maintenance of accurate inventory by: initiating audits: analysing inventory turns oversee corrective action as highlighted by the audits stock takes and cycle counts. Housekeeping: regularly conducting housekeeping audits auditing pallets and other equipment in the department Projects: To participate in various site and group projects as required. People Management: Manages and supervises all department staff by: planning and objective setting, performance management, training and development, counselling and discipline, participation in recruitment. Strong negotiating skills Strong Management skills including people management, problem-solving and planning. Assertiveness and accountability attributes. Minimum Requirements: Matric Relevant tertiary qualification e.g. Purchasing/Logistics Management 4 years in a logistics management environment with costing and financial exposure.