Convention Centre Buyer

Posted 5 Jun 2019

The CSIR International Convention Centre has a vacancy for a Buyer who will be responsible for the sourcing of suppliers, the purchasing and control of all commodities, products and services for the Convention Centre in line with CSIR procurement policies and procedures. Key responsibilities: • Establish and carry out Request for Quotations, Proposals, and Tenders etc. for commodities, products and services from suppliers in conjunction with the CSIR’s Strategic Procurement Unit • Negotiate contracts with suppliers • Establish and maintain an updated supplier database for the ICC • Ensure best practices are maintained with suppliers regarding pricing, service delivery, quality, BBBEE requirements and negotiate the best pricing for the Convention Centre. Ensure all food suppliers conform to the required food safety and hygiene standards and present valid certification thereof • Procurement and stock control of commodities, products and services for all Convention Centre departments • Processing of invoices on CSIR e-procure to pay system and on ICC Vector system Data capturing and reporting • Stock controls with month end stock counts and reports • Quality control of deliveries and monitoring to ensure compliance with contracts • Monitoring of price increases and communication regarding same

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Tshwane (Pretoria), Gauteng

Required Qualifications

• A national diploma in purchasing with at least five years’ experience in procurement in a market research ,source suppliers and hospitality establishment • A diploma in hospitality would be advantageous • People management skills • Interpersonal communication skills • Service excellence skills • Knowledge of suppliers in the hospitality industry • Procurement skills • Supplier management skills • Stock management skills • Interpersonal skills • Food safety and hygiene skills • Attention to detail • Ability to work under pressure • Knowledge of suppliers in the hospitality industry • Proactive • People Management skills • Computer literate • Valid code 8 driver’s license

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Please note that applications will only be accepted via the links on this page, if you experience problems please contact or (012) 841 4774 for assistance.

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