Eskom Recruits Senior Buyers x 13 Positions

Posted on :

6 Jun, 2014

Category :

Logistics Jobs in South Africa

Task Grade : T11

Area of Speacialization : To ensure the timeous and cost effective procurement of area non-stock and ad-hoc stock material requirements by supervising the procurement process and resources, and by direct sourcing of complex, non-standardised requirements.

Department : Tactical Procurement

Business Unit : Generation

Location : Various

Reference Number : 329-1675788BM

Closing Date : 13/6/2014

Minimum Requirements

• Qualification(s) :
o Degree or National Diploma in Procurement

• Experience:
o 5 years experience in Procurement


Skills and Competencies

• Business principles
• General knowledge of Procurement principles, concepts and practices
• Specialist knowledge of Eskom Policies, Procedures and Procurement mechanisms.
• Negotiation skills
• Rational and innovative decision making
• Purchasing calculations
• Communication
• Foreign Exchange applications
• Application of New Engineering Contracts


Key Responsibilities

o Ensures effective procurement by:
o Ensuring the effective implementation of Procurement Policies, Procedures and Practices
o Management KPI’s
o Implement and managing cost reduction and price containment strategies to comply with Eskom tariff increases CPI/ PPI/Seifsa Indices and inflation

o Purchases requirements by:
o Scrutinising purchase request for logic descriptions, specifications, lead time and availability of funds
o Researching and selecting a supply base
o Evaluating process options and select mechanism
o Identifying. Financial and contractual risks ie. Forex, hedging, performance, guarantees etc.
o Formulating and issuing enquiries
o Corroborating and evaluating tenders
o Advising end users on the best procurement mechanism

Adjudicates tenders by:
o Evaluating tenders, financially, legally, technically and commercially
o Compiling confidential evaluation report culminating into the most viable business decision
o Identifying and recommending negotiation opportunities

o Perform sole adjudication by:
o Evaluating tenders received
o Applying adjudication per transaction
o Accepting accountability for decisions to comply with sound business and ethical principles
o Awarding contracts
o Ensuring a clean audit trial

o Negotiate options by:
o Identifying negotiation opportunities i.e. Cost benefits, terms etc.
o Researching and benchmark options
o Preparing and presenting a mandate for approval

o Manages contracts by:
o Administering forex and hedging exposure
o Obtaining and managing guarantees, sureties, performance bonds etc.
o Resolving contractual issues (including financial), monitor contractual progress and inform the client accordingly
o Controlling contract modifications and deviations
o Expediting or de-expediting deliveries in consultation with suppliers/users
o Maintaining ethical supplier relationships/users
o Measuring own performance against KPI and client needs
o Ensuring a clean audit trail

o Upholds procurement policies, procedures and processes by:
o Accepting accountability to uphold policies and procedures
o Accepting accountability to uphold ethical and positive relationship with external supplier base


How to Apply

Click here to apply online

“If you have not been contacted within 28 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.”
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