Rand Water Is Hiring: Senior Buyer X 4


Closing Date


Reference Number


Job Title

Senior Buyer X 4


Supply Chain Management

Job Type Classification


Location – Country

South Africa

Location – Province


Location – Town / City

Glen Vista

Location – Site


Job Advert Summary

Rand Water is currently looking for the Senior Buyers that will be responsible for Purchasing goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply in line with the Sourcing Manager’s strategy per commodity. 

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree or Honors in Supply Chain, Procurement, Engineering, Legal studies

Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is an added advantage;

5+ Years of related procurement experience including purchasing, contract negotiation, supply management, supplier relationships, basics of cost accounting, and tracking budget expenses.

Working knowledge of the legal aspects of procurement and contract law.

Project management experience;

Primary Duties

Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets in line with the Sourcing Manager’s strategy per commodity.

Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations

Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods

Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities

Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships

Ensure compliance to SCM processes, policy and procedures of all contracts intended to source goods and services.

Ensure the implementation of RFI/ RFP/RFQ process & projections to support bid documents in alignment with procurement internal processes and procedures

Facilitate presentation of various reports, proposed contract documents to various SCM committees.

Act as a liaison between suppliers and involved departments to resolve procurement related problems.

Monitor supplier performance by ensuring that product is delivered as scheduled and meets specifications; maintaining appropriate files and records of meetings with suppliers to ensure company requirements are met and that supplier is aware of their performance.

Assist internal and external customers by interpreting laws, policy, codes, and regulations pertaining to purchasing; answer inquiries both orally and in writing concerning purchasing operations.

Contribute to team effort by accomplishing other job related tasks as needed; enabling other workers to achieve their job objectives.

Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organisational targets and requirements


Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the national SCM regulations i.e. PFMA, PPPFA, CIDB Best Practice etc.

Know by heart Rand Water customised contract suits e.g. FIDIC, NEC3 Thorough working knowledge of SAPMM module

Create reports on sales, budget and customer satisfaction and adjust buying strategies accordingly


Demonstrable aptitude in effective negotiation.

Good report writing

Well-developed written and verbal communication, listening and presentation


Efficient organization and time-management skills.

Strong negotiation skills.

A courteous and professional demeanour


Ability to respond consistently with a high degree of initiative to resolve issues or complex problems that may arise.

Ability to maintain positive company image and brand.

Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly

Ability to prioritize tasks and meetdeadlines

Ability to work well under pressure

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