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Richards Bay, South Africa


Person to take responsibility for the procurement in an established large sized civil construction company based in Richards Bay.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications

Minimum of 10 (ten) years experience as a Buyer with at least 5 (five) years relevant experience in the civil construction industry with proven track record and understanding of the procurement process for large civil projects (Roads, Bridges, Pipelines, structures etc.)

Experience in Buildsmart and CCS Candy an advantage.

Job Description

The Buyer will lead the purchasing function, and will form an integral part of the integration with the estimating team to ensure competitive pricing in both the pre tender pricing phase and post tender procurement phase. With a strong, solid background in purchasing and construction, the candidate will take a proactive approach in constantly reviewing procurement systems and procedures, making recommendations and implementing changes. The role is key to ensuring that the company remains competitive in the current Built Environment by securing quality suppliers of materials and subcontractors that meet all price, delivery and quality targets.

The Buyer will report to the Commercial Manager, as well as support the Contracts Managers and Construction Managers/Site Agents working on the various contracts to ensure effective procurement and cost controls onsite to achieve contract profitability.

Key Skills and Attributes

  • Strong oral and written communication and comprehension skills
  • Strong peoples skills with the confidence and ability to both manage and negotiate with suppliers
  • Strong product and supplier knowledge
  • Highly results driven and quality focus.
  • Information extraction and application.
  • High level of numeracy and logical thought with strong analytical thinking, judgement and decision making
  • Strong planning & organizing skills
  • Strong attention to detail skills
  • Must be able to work under pressure and multitask
  • Strong computer literacy and competency, especially in Microsoft Excel.

Competitive salary offered with normal benefits.

Applicants must apply online by clicking on the below button and competing the online application form.  No emailed or faxed applications will be considered.

Please take note of the Closing Date: THURSDAY, 23 MAY 2019


5 Chloorkring, Alton, Richards Bay, South Africa, 3900 PO BOX 949, Richards Bay, 3900

+27 35 797 4611


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