Purchasing Manager

Department: Ramsay
Location: Pietermartizburg
Type: Full time, 

Job Requirements      

  • Grade 12 (Essential),
  • Degree in Commerce or Engineering.
  • 5+ years’ purchasing experience in Automotive Manufacturing industry.
  • 2+ years’ experience as Purchasing Manager.
  • Previous working experience with SYSPRO (ERP Systems).


Basic Function: 

Oversee the Purchasing function and being accountable for:

  • Procuring goods and services at the best price that meet both quantity and quality requirements within set Purchasing standards and procedures.
  • Reducing procurement costs by implementing sourcing and cost-reduction strategies that also meet BBBEE targets.
  • Implementing and deploying supplier selection, planning and ordering systems and processes.
  • Managing localisation and cost-saving strategies in line with Customer targets



Supplier Management & Monitoring

  • Review, negotiate and approve price increase requests within the Company’s Purchasing policy and Customer requirements.
  • Upload and manage approved pricing on Syspro ERP.
  • Coordinate and approve Supplier price variances with Finance in line with Purchasing policy.
  • Issue Supplier Performance Scorecards and coordinate necessary corrective actions.
  • Prepare and conduct supplier development projects for both cost and quality.


Supplier Selection

  • Source and benchmark prices of local suppliers for current and new projects.
  • Manage the supplier selection and take-on process which includes the review and coordination of contractual commercial and quality agreements.


Material Planning & Import Logistics

  • Submit and review stock codes for current and new business in line Bill of Material requirements for Syspro ERP.
  • Prepare and review import logistics budget vs actual for both freight and duties.
  • Review and approve import invoices in line with tariff libraries to ensure customs compliance.
  • Approve clearing instructions with freight forwarding agents.


People Management

  • Build a high performing team in line with the Ramsay – People Journey philosophy.
  • Drive the Ramsay business culture.


Technical skills and specialist knowledge

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Skills (Critical)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Strong customer / supplier interface skills.
  • Management and financial management knowledge.
  • Technical knowledge of automotive components will be an advantage.



Preference will be given to employees from the designated groups in line with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act, No 55 of 1998 and any amendments
thereto, Ramsay Engineering (PTY)LTD Internal Recruitment Policy as well as the Employment Equity Plan.

NB: If applicants have not received a response two weeks after the closing date, please accept that your applications have not been successful. CLOSING DATE: 8th June 2022