Steel Buyer -Elandsfontein

Steel Buyer
R20,000-25,000 Per Month Basic Salary

A challenging and exciting opportunity exists at a leading steel company in Elandsfontein for a suitably experienced person with the following requirements, reporting to the Planning Manager.


•3-5 Years relevant experience in buying.
•Strong MS Office skills.
•Strong ERP/BAAN skills would be a distinct advantage


Steel buying and administration related tasks encompassing but not limited to the following:

•Gathering relevant data for steel buying, such as sales forecasts by category, previous usage by item, stock balances
•Compiling and Interpreting the above data and using it to place orders This will include the consolidation of all the company’s steel requirements
•Generation of monthly board pack schedules and assistance with strategic plan requirements.
•Following and updating all relevant parties on order progress.
•Expediting urgent orders
•Determining appropriate safety stock levels by item and managing stock levels.
•Optimising steel purchases w.r.t. best band buying and working capital both from a Company and Group perspective
•Creating and checking of orders and quotes.
•Knowledge of steel specifications
•Administration back-up and support as required.
•All other steel buying functions
•Maintaining good relationships with steel suppliers
•Resolving of general Planning related issues and queries.


The successful incumbent should possess the following attributes:

•Good planning, organisation and control skills.
•Excellent communication skills.
•Effective time management skills.
•Attention to detailed, accurate work
•Sense of urgency – able to work under pressure and within deadlines.
•High level of commitment and performance excellence.
•Responsibility and accountability for your specific area of performance.
•Be a team player and present suggestions and feedback on improvements that can be implemented to create sustainable value for the business.

If you meet the above requirements, send your cv to cv(at) with the reference “Steel Buyer”

Closing date: 20 May 2011

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