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  • Posted: Nov 2, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 15, 2020
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    AVI LIMITED is home to many of South Africa’s leading and best-loved brands. Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the Food Products sector, and centred on the FMCG market, AVI’s extensive brand portfolio includes more than 50 brands. Our single-minded purpose is our brands growth and development. Our brands span a range of categories i...
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    Engineering Buyer

    Closing Date:2020/11/12
    Reference Number:AVI200420-2

    Company Profile    

    • A vacancy has become available for an Engineering Buyer at our Entyce Isando factory. The successful candidate will report to the Logistics Manager and be responsible for placing orders for engineering spares and consumables, manage master data on SAP, liaise with suppliers, and ensure availability of required parts and spares to support the site operations.

    Duties and Responsibilities    

    • Use MRP as a complete system to create and expedite orders for critical spares
    • Keep an accurate inventory of spares within agreed targets by adopting stringent re-order principles
    • Monitor and compile CAPEX expenditure and supplier evaluation reports
    • Adopt a three-quote system to source the most cost-effective spares at the right quality
    • Execute Imports buying of Capital Equipment by creating Purchase Orders timeously
    • Manage vendor database and update master data for the site buying team
    • Manage and control critical spares in the factory (Stock items replenishment)
    • Initiate workflows for new material masters and new vendors
    • Liaise with suppliers and Accounts Payable department with regard to invoice queries
    • Source competitive pricing through the RFQ process (Engineering spares and services)
    • Expedite delivery of orders to ensure that the factory equipment downtime is minimized (On Time In Full)
    • Obsolete / Redundant Material Management
    • Management of Non-Stock materials
    • SAP maintenance including open POs and requisitions, run MRBR report daily and view all invoices that are blocked for payment


    • Working with people
    • Planning and organising
    • Delivering results
    • Meeting customer expectations
    • Following instructions and procedures
    • Adapting and responding to change
    • Coping with pressure and setbacks

    Experience Required    

    • A minimum of 3 years experience in an Engineering Buyer or Technical Buyer role gained in a FMCG environment
    • Experience in engineering/spares environment
    • SAP experience required

    Minimum Qualifications Required    

    • A relevant completed qualification in Purchasing, Procurement, Logistics or Stores Management

    Additional Requirements    

    • Demonstrated purchasing experience in the technical or engineering field
    • Sound Excel proficiency
    • Working knowledge of SAP essential

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to AVI Limited on to apply

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