Senior Buyer – Stellenbosch needed at The Heineken Company

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Job title : Senior Buyer – Stellenbosch

Job Location : Western Cape, Stellenbosch

Deadline : July 13, 2024

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Key Performance Areas would include, but are not limited to


Ensure purchasing function is cost effective and achieves purchasing objectives within the divisional targets:

  • Actively manage and improve on dry goods stock holding working capital while still delivering a high quality service of material availability to the packaging lines
  • Drive and Implement Focused Improvement Projects
  • Ensure financial controls are in place as required by company internal control (ICC)

OPERATIONAL RESULTS (Internal Perspective):

To ensure an effective and efficient running of purchasing function:

  • Ensure effective procurement of dry goods according to production plans, forecasts, and the use of MRP
  • Effective supplier management through monthly supplier meetings and OTIF scores
  • Ensure effective procurement and maintain good customer relationships – drive preferential procurement opportunities
  • Ensure delivery of the correct materials/services on time and in full

RELATIONSHIP RESULTS (Customer/Stakeholder relationships):

Build effective relationships with external and internal stakeholders:

  • Build effective and trusting relationships with peers
  • Collaboration with marketing and execution of NPD projects
  • Build effective working relationships with customers/suppliers to achieve results


Drive continuous improvement in area of responsibility:

  • Implement new ideas and improve methods, systems and work processes that will lead to higher quality, or reduced cost
  • Entrench a coaching culture using principles of High Performance Coaching.

The successful candidate must have the following qualification, skills and experience:

  • A tertiary qualification in Purchasing/Procurement
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years purchasing experience
  • Computer literate in Ms Word, Excel, Outlook and SAP
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills are essential.
  • Proven meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to be assertive when necessary.
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure.
  • Ability to take ownership for the completion of tasks.
  • People management skills are essential.

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