Procurement Officer – Technical Purchasing - #305798

City Logistics


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Contract type: Full time
We currently have an opportunity for a Procurement Officer – Technical Purchasing.

Responsibilities: but not limited to:
  • Identify and qualify potential suppliers
  • Build a reliable high-quality supplier and contractor base
  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers and agencies and manage day to day expenses
  • Issue requests for quotations, evaluate quotations, analyze results and recommend suppliers in conformance with company standards.
  • Analyze product and supply chain cost
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities
  • Evaluate supplier performance, stability and institute improvements and corrective action as required
  • Manage supplier delivery and quality improvement initiatives
  • Maintain procurement master files
  • Compile and evaluate data for various weekly, monthly, and annual reports (cost reduction, market fluctuation, supplier ratings, budget variance, supplier expenditure)
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders on various issues
  • Initiate and implement improvements within the procurement department and the procurement process
  • Liaise with respective specialist leaders in the business to identify specific requirements from the specialist suppliers and help secure the product and/or services required


  • Respect and Care: Always show respect, care for and treat everyone fairly, put people first
  • Integrity and Loyalty: Display loyalty, display integrity, do the right thing always!
  • Can Do: Must have a can-do attitude, believe in yourself, and live out our values always.
  • Continuous Improvement: Must be dedicated to continuous improvement, be innovative and constantly learning to keep ahead.
  • Grade 12 – Matric
  • Computer literate (SAP would be an added advantage)
  • Proven track record in a similar role in an automotive/ logistics / supply chain environment
  • Experienced in managing direct operational costs.
  • Good understanding of commercial vehicles, OEMs, franchises, and related suppliers in the automotive segment
  • Strong knowledge of commercial vehicles and fleet management expenses (fuel, maintenance, tyres etc.)
  • Understand contracts and service level agreements.
  • Must be an analytical thinker
  • Good attention to detail
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity, professionalism, and excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, address and resolve issues
  • Must be able to handle and respond to situations in a professional and technically proficient manner.
  • Candidate with previous experience in a procurement position from a fleet leasing, banking environment would be advantageous


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