Jan 10

PURCHASE ASSISTANT AND DRIVER

  • Date Listed

    10/01/2018

  • Location

  • Advertised By
    Private
  • Job Type
    Full-Time

We are a small manufacturing
company in the Strand and we are seeking an innovative and detail-orientated
Purchase Assistant and Delivery & Collection Driver to join our team. In
the Purchase Assistant role, the successful candidate will serve as the point
of contact for all internal and external communications involving purchases.
The Purchase Assistant must help to maintain our supply inventory level and
negotiate prices with existing and new suppliers. The Purchase Assistant will
be charged with conducting regular price comparisons to ensure that the company
is always getting the best price for each product that is purchased. This role
requires an energetic and team-oriented professional who can work independently
and accurately and expediently to ensure the accuracy of all transactions. In
the Collection & Delivery role the successful candidate will also be
responsible for all driving, collections and deliveries of products and
materials and equipment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Maintaining strong working relationships with our
suppliers.

-Review purchasing agreements
with suppliers and maintain effective lines of communications with those
suppliers

-Develop an effective and
active process for measuring supply inventory and determining purchasing needs
based on current manufacturing demands.

-Monitor stock levels.

-Manage a small store.

-Place purchase orders with
suppliers.

-Update internal databases
with order details (dates, suppliers, quantities, discounts)

-Compare product deliveries
with issued purchase orders and contact suppliers when there are discrepancies
(cross reference product deliveries with purchase orders).

-Address purchase errors in a
timely manner.

-Track and monitor purchases
from initial order to delivery.

-Answer inquiries from
potential suppliers.

-Delivering and collecting a
wide variety of items.

-Setting and following
driving routes and time schedules.

-Preparing and inspecting and
operating the delivery vehicle.

GENERAL SKILLS:

-Must have the ability to
work independently and accurately.

-Candidate should be
dependable, hardworking and an effective communicator with strong written
communication skills.

-Proven working experience as
a Purchase Assistant and Delivery & Collection Driver.

-Excellent organizational and
time management skills.

-Professional and pleasant
disposition and be able to give clients and suppliers a positive customer
service experience.

REQUIREMENTS:

-Valid driver’s license.

-Good driving record with no
traffic violations.

-Willingness to work
additional hours as needed.

SALARY:

R5000.00 – R6000.00 per month