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Senior Buyer – Metalloys (Meyerton)

Position Synopsis

Manage buying and take overall accountability for transactional procurement for the Samancor Manganese Operation situated at Meyerton.

Ensuring compliance with the BHP Billiton commitment to Zero Harm, you will be in possession of the qualifications, competencies and experience listed below;


Core Accountabilities:

  • Identify, screen and select contractors and suppliers for tactical sourcing tenders
  • Prepare for and coordinate the tender process (Bid clarification meetings etc.)
  • Ensure continuity of supply on Goods and Services to Metalloys
  • Execute Purchase Order (PO) releases, as required
  • Monitor expediting activities where required and manage supplier delivery
  • Comply with all BHP Billiton procurement policies and procedures
  • Communicate Supply strategies, KPI and objectives to buyers and end users
  • Plan tactical sourcing approach , stakeholders and requirements
  • Manage, maintain and identify improvement opportunities for relationships with key suppliers
  • Emphasise the importance of safety with suppliers and oversee supplier/contractor HSEC compliance


Critical Competencies:

  • Credibility
  • Action and results Orientation
  • Collaboration
  • Problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Negotiating skills
  • Accountability and Judgement
  • Interpersonal skills


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant degree/ tertiary qualification in recognized purchasing qualification
  • Experience in shipping and purchasing
  • Experience in using SAP, JD Edwards or other ERP


Reports to:

  • Team Lead: Contract Management

With 38,000 employees working in more than 100 operations in approximately 25 countries, we represent the world's largest diversified resources company. We take our commitment to the communities in which we operate and do business in very seriously, and we are committed to operating safely and sustainably.

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