Technical Buyer
October 9, 1966

About Candidate

I am a versatile, results driven professional with 20+ years of comprehensive supply chain experience, developing exceptional relationships with suppliers, peers and senior leadership to provide sustainable business solutions. Superb project leadership abilities and personal management skills with strong expertise in optimizing supply chain processes, analysing procurement needs, monitoring consumer demands, and making improvement suggestions. Proven problem solving and analytical thinking skills, a fast learning curve and ability to adapt to evolving industry trends. A dedicated professional with the drive and skill set to excel in a fast paced role enhancing the company’s ability to succeed in the chosen markets



Higher Certificate in Purchasing Management 2002

Work & Experience

Technical Buyer 2019-11-01
Cast Products South Africa

• Responsible for technical service commodity purchasing both Local and International and the implementation of CPSA procurement policies and procedures. • Manage the tendering and quotation process. Draft, issue and control the end-to-end Request for Information (RFI)/ Request for Proposal (RFP) process. • Manage relationships with suppliers and partners in line with the core values and operational requirements of CPSA. • Monitor SLA's with suppliers and their performance accordingly (Contract Management). • Maintain and improve the procurement saving targets. • Ensure that an appropriate amount of procurement spend is channelled to companies owned by historically disadvantaged Individuals in line with the requirements as outlined by the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Code. • Leverage the total spend on commodities with suppliers. • Undertake ad-hoc purchasing studies into suppliers, services, material and costs where appropriate. • Expediting: Ensure goods and services are delivered on time by expediting • Supplier Performance Management: Invoke purchase against defaulting suppliers • Safety, Health and Environment: Adhere to all Health and Safety rules and regulations • Policy, Processes, Systems and Reporting: Adhere to all relevant procurement processes, procedures and reporting requirements. • Relationships: Develop and maintain relationships within the Supply Chain function as well as with user departments and suppliers. • • Ensure compliance with Treasury requirements, includes inter alia PFMA Act, PPPFA Act, BBBEE Act etc. • General: Work with the Procurement Management Team to ensure the end-to-end effective and efficient functioning of procurement

Senior Buyer
Aveng Manufacturing

Mining/Heavy Steel • Extract benefits from suppliers - Implemented sourcing strategies which extracts cost benefits. • Improve domestic supplier experience - Measured customer satisfaction /based on supplier performance: delivery, quality, price (rating score of 3 out of 5). • Expand into new sourcing geographies - Implemented sourcing strategies to tap into international suppliers and non-traditional supplier base. • Secure existing contract renewals and cost savings - Secured contracts renewal with major clients. Drive cost savings in the sourcing of products and services. • Implement business transformation process - Implemented effective and efficient EE, SD, PP, ED and CSI processes to achieve good BBBEE score. • Achieve the Inventory target for the year- Maintained the Inventory at or below the required target. • Drive the variance between the standard costs vs. actual to zero - Implemented the price management process. Ensured the target for Procurement savings was achieved. • Define and Implement processes to manage obsolete stock – Participated in the management of obsolete stock. • Ensure production has the right material to use in their processes through the use of MRP and market intelligence - Managed the sourcing of materials in line with the production requirements and managed stock-outs. • Implemented initiatives to improve people management activities, teambuilding exercises. Weekly meeting with Buyer and Intern to discuss outstanding orders, overdue orders, stock outs, supplier issues.

Senior Buyer
Phillip Morris SA

• Place purchase orders for Direct Materials, Raw and packaging materials ,Engineering Spares, ,both local and international • Manage the Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) order process • Manage stock levels in line with company targets, supplier lead times and materials availability. • Identify ,report and manage all slow moving stocks. • Ensure that all daily requests are processed according SOP and approved. • Liaise with Buyers on expediting updates. Reporting on all supplier statuses and cost savings. • Manage the proper flow of documents from order placement, receipt of goods and payment of suppliers. • Participate and support Quality Inspectors in addressing and resolving quality issues with suppliers. • Conduct scheduled supplier visits and audits. Control all Supplier contracts. Adherence to company procurement policy and procedures.

Engineering Buyer
Simba PTY Ltd

• Purchase Engineering spares ,Chemicals, Lubricants, Gas, and Fuel for Plant operations. • Manage Engineering Stores Budget • Ensure daily cycle counts done by store man with a monthly report to Plant Engineer • Manage engineering stores personnel. Ensure 24 hour shift cover in the Engineering Store. • Manage the Purchasing of all Engineering Spares the same day as requested(No exceptions) • Ensure lead times are taken into account for delivery commitment dates(No late deliveries) • Expedite outstanding orders. • All stock recons have to balance • Carry out quarterly full stock count and print variance report with explanations of investigations. • Ensure a proper filling system is maintained and all store activities are traceable.

International Buyer
Bell Equipment

• Order all Unit down parts daily as per SAP Reports and internal customer requirements on the same day. • Supply accurate feedback (due date/ problem/ solution ) of a Unit down order to the originators within 24 hours. • Negotiate best possible price & delivery on all parts with suppliers and forwarders, Strategic Sourcing. • Issue all vendors with an accurate vendor schedule at least once a month and an expedite schedule at least once a week. • Manage excess and slow moving stock within assigned parameters & action returns • Manage sufficient stock levels to balance availability & stock turns of assigned Vendors. • Assist branches & dealers with queries on spare parts manuals & technical queries. • Check / confirm price discrepancies with suppliers and approve payments within approved parameters at least twice a week. • Maintain accurate Purchase price & Data Base for assigned items (static data).Vendor & planner number, , Lead time. Order policy code, days’ supply, minimum & multiple qty, forecast code, Safety stock. • Update Purchasing/Suppliers/Forwarding & shipping procedures

Curechem SA

• To provide a purchasing service for Export Initiatives, as well as buying for Local Stock(Raw Materials for : Mining,Food, Detergent and Cosmetic Industry) • Negotiate pricing with suppliers, Complete RFQ’s. Buying for Tenders . • Forecasting of product requirements from monthly and quarterly Average sales reports, as well as from Product market research reports (info from various Customers and Suppliers).Place orders accordingly. • Maintain &Update shipping schedules/documents for Imported raw materials. • Maintain database of Supplier parameters, delivery status and service. • Attend weekly meetings with Sales&Marketing to keep up to date with trends in product requirements.

Purchasing, Quality assurance Co-Ordinator
Fuchs Lubricants SA

• Negotiating with, and purchasing from various suppliers the following: chemical raw materials, Packaging material, plant equipment and Office consumables. Ordering of Bulk base oils and arranging haulage. • Liaise with Production Manager and Suppliers for timely delivery of raw materials/Packaging. Actively involved in production planning on daily basis. • Carry out Supplier Evaluation e.g.-quality inspections, delivery status of goods purchased, quality certificates for all raw materials received. • Work closely with Technical Dept. during product development to source and evaluate raw materials. • Maintain records for all products purchased, and files for purchasing department for SABS/ ISO Standards.Maintain Foreign Purchases File for all imported goods