Source lowest prices, source quality products, source appropriate lead times.
Source BEE empowered suppliers that have a BEE score as predetermined by Star Merchants BEE strategy.
Source products that meet customer requirements/specifications first time round.
Ensure customer approves all artwork (where necessary) prior to finalizing the order. Retain proof and sample and file in storage chronologically.
Effective management of buying orders (to meet customer orders timeously, effective use of warehouse space, quality control checks, fraud/theft).
Ensure stock that is ordered has maximum shelf life.
Ensure that suppliers who can deliver to the company's various warehouses are engaged where appropriate and feasible such that the company can reduce its transport cost.
Determine and develop appropriate sources of supply and maintaining cooperative working relationship with suppliers and to stay current with trends, technology, products and services.
Prepare and process purchase orders.
Resolve problems arising from the purchase of goods and services.
Maintain a good working relationship with the stock control department to ensure goods are received and dispatched efficiently to the relevant person / branch.
Open communication lines are needed between the accounting department and the buyer to ensure account payments are made on time to ensure delivery / collection is made on time.
Effective issues of purchase orders and follow ups on outstanding deliveries or supplier back orders.