Senior Buyer Mining Engineering



Progessive International

Job Ref:


Date posted:

Tuesday, January 24, 2023


Johannesburg, South Africa


NEG Monthly

Prepares and manages service contracts, places purchase orders
for the largest and most complex projects with newly sourced, or approved vendors for mining materials, machinery, equipment, tools, parts, and a full spectrum of other supplies or services
at assigned site.


Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business Admin, Accounting, Finance and alternatively, an engineering degree with significant Commercial analysis experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of supply chain management strategies and concepts.
  • Knowledge of sources of supply, markets and price trends, and the various grades and qualities of a wide variety of materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of purchasing rules, regulations, methods, forms purchase orders and accounts payable processes.
  • Ability to research and gather information related to vendors, contracts, equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to negotiate and administer contracts or supplier pricing agreements.
  • Working knowledge of supply chain management strategies and concepts.
  • Ten (10) years of purchasing and supply chain experience.
  • Experience with a variety of computer ERP software i.e. SAP advantageous, including word processing, database and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions; Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-directed, team player with sound negotiation and demonstrated creative and innovative problem-solving skills (critical and evaluative thinking).
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal capability and ability to work cross functionally and across divisions.
  • Team oriented.
  • Creative and innovative.





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