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  • Posted: Jul 30, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    HENSOLDT Optronics (Pty) Ltd, based in South Africa, prides itself on being a leading optronics company with global reach, delivering innovative sensor products and integrated support solutions to our clients and partners worldwide. Our employees are dedicated to the long-term success of optronics design, prototyping and manufacturing of a wide range of s...
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    Senior Buyer


    The Senior Buyer will be responsible for placing Purchase Orders for Goods and Services required by the Company, in an efficient manner at the most economical prices consistent with quality, quantity, delivery data, special services required, government regulations and past performance of External Providers, following established policies and procedures.

    The Senior Buyer will be responsible for understanding and evaluating the Client requirements, identify, plan and deliver sourcing initiatives, manage External Providers to ensure optimum performance and take responsibility for meeting agreed targets including cost savings.


    • Diploma/N6 in Mechanical or Electronics Engineering;


    • At least 5 years’ related experience in sourcing and procurement;
    • Experience with ERP system;
    • At least 2 years’ experience in International Procurement.
    • 5 years’ experience in technical environment;
    • Previous procurement experience will be advantageous;
    • Experience and knowledge of SAP will be advantageous;
    • Working knowledge of shipping Incoterms and processes.


    • Knowledge and understanding of Procurement Processes;
    • Solid understanding of import and export regulations;
    • Read and interpret technical / manufacturing drawings;
    • Data analysis;
    • Solid Microsoft Office proficiency including MSWord and MS Excel.
    • Ability to read and translate ordering information on data sheet.


    • Analyze PR’s and review for accuracy and completion to clearly determine the requirements (Supply and Demand);
    • System update and maintenance (Data input and management on SAP);
    • Expediting of Purchase Orders and updating system delivery dates;
    • Attend Material Review Board (MRB) meetings and execute Procurement actions as required;
    • Negotiate price and availability of components for projects, and production purposes;
    • Resolve / escalate External Provider issues with relevant stake holders;
    • Prepare Procurement Submission documents where necessary;
    •  Manage and Monitor External Provider On-Time Delivery (OTD) and On-Quality Delivery (OQD);
    • Identify alternative External Providers who will contribute the performance of the company and minimize the risk on not meeting customer expectations;
    • Assist lead Auditor with external provider audits;
    • Bi-weekly reporting on departmental statistic;
    • Mentor and perform on-job training for colleagues and peers.


    1. Quality commitment and work standards: Delivering quality work and achieving high standards of workmanship, including the ability to work under pressure;
    2. Teamwork: Be an active team player, value teamwork and have the ability to works effectively with others to accomplish common goals;
    3. Technical mastery and continuous learning: Actively look for new job-related learning opportunities to gain exposure and experience and make yourself available to others to help solve technical or procedural problems or issues;
    4. Accountability and ownership: Be goal driven and take ownership of delivering all work at a high standard, on time and of the right quality;
    5. Customer focus: Focus on meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of our internal and external customers, including colleagues, other business units or other stakeholders;
    6. Attention to detail: Apply discipline, detail-orientation and a positive attitude in all work being done;
    7. Collaboration: Acknowledge, respect and value each person’s contribution and role in the team and in delivering excellent results;



    Method of Application

    HENSOLDT is an Employment Equity Employer, giving preference to suitable previously disadvantaged candidates who contribute to the diversity of the Company. Interested candidates may apply by submitting their CV, quoting the name of the position to:

    • Name: Sharon Trom
    • E-Mail :
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