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  • Posted: Nov 18, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Bosch Holdings is a leading multi-disciplinary consulting, engineering, construction and operations management group, which incorporates a unique offering of skills development and project finance. Through four South African based operating companies and international offices in Africa and South America, we deliver world class, innovative solutions globally....
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    Commodity Buyer

    Job Description

    An opportunity exists for a Commodity Buyer in the Indirect Purchasing department for Robert Bosch (Pty) Ltd.

    Duties can include but are not limited to;

    • Responsible for the procurement of goods and services for South Africa (Indirect purchasing)

    • Setup and regular review of material groups and the purchasing strategy. Setup a supplier structure aligned with the product and global strategy for Robert Bosch South Africa

    • Conduct and support supplier decisions and awarding

    • Conduct RFQ validation and comparison

    • Conduct negotiation and contracting according to material group bundling level, reach purchasing ratio target and optimize costs

    • Conduct and coordinate sourcing activities (new projects, localization, 2nd sourcing…) cooperate with commodity buyers in other African countries

    • Continuous assessment of supplier performance, contracts and price negotiations

    • Process purchase orders within SAP

    • Secure early involvement by the internal business partner (requestors)

    • Support with system improvements and drive KPI’s


    Minimum Requirements;

    • 5 years+ experience in a similar role in purchasing

    • Purchasing experience across various business fields e.g. facilities management, HR services (consulting, temporary labour, and training), Office supplies etc.

    • Experienced in MS Office packages including Outlook, Word, Excel etc.

    • 2 years+ working experience on SAP

    • Proven communication and negotiation skills


    Personal Characteristics;

    • Excellent organizational  skills

    • High degree of self-motivation and accuracy

    • Ability to perform under pressure

    • Ability to work independently and in a team


    • Bachelor’s Degree (Business, Supply Chain, Purchasing or related field)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Bosch Holdings (Pty) Ltd on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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