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Maxion Division:  Maxion Wheels
Date:  Jul 23, 2022

Alberton, ZA

Purchasing Manager


Iochpe-Maxion is in constant motion. There are more than 100 years of entrepreneurship and innovation always focused on people. People are the center of our organization, so we want to have the best with us.


Position Level:   Executive  


Supervises:        2 Senior  Buyers


Location:            Johannesburg Alrode (Alberton)




  • The main function of the position is to negotiate with major suppliers and contractor(s) to obtain optimal pricing and supply. Responsible for ensuring that goods and services are procured at the specified quantity, quality, on the required date and at the most competitive prices.
  • Supervises and manages the work of the buyers to ensure uninterrupted supply and continuous production.  Supervises and manages personnel in regards to accurate and on time procurement and delivery of goods and services.




  • Support corporate and plant procurement goals, policies and procedures
  • Identify, negotiate and contract with strategic suppliers on all raw material, consumables, sub-contractors and critical spares
  • Ensures that all procurement is in support of BBBEE initiatives
  • Manage and coordinate commercial contracts with all stakeholders
  • Providing reports and information to management, Global and stakeholders on relevant procurement and supply status and initiatives




  • Manage supply portfolio in line with company/production/maintenance requirements through compliance and transparent spending
  • Generating and implementing efficient sourcing and category management strategies
  • Analysing and calculating costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure and optimise preferential procurement initiatives
  • Ensure that all stock, consumables and spares are maintained at the required stock levels through liaison with Logistics/Stores and warehousing departments.
  • Identify and manage supply risk methodologies
  • Manage quantity and timing of sourcing and deliveries




  • Ensure contractual compliance with all suppliers, providers, sub-contractors and other stakeholders
  • Negotiate effective terms with all suppliers with cognisance of preferential procurement in line with BBBEE and supplier initiatives with stakeholders
  • Ensure proper recordkeeping and updates on contracts
  • Collaborate closely with product suppliers and clients to build strong and long-lasting relationships


D.            PURCHASING


  • Ensure that all procurement policies and procedures are adhered to by all parties
  • Finalise purchase details of orders and deliveries
  • Identify alternative sourcing opportunities for key and critical supplies
  • Manage warehouse inventory and keep records of the inventory.
  • Respond to and resolve complaints and problems.
  • Keep up-to-date on shipping carriers, routes and rates and any changes to them.
  • Ensure emergency preparedness for critical processes and spares through relevant system





  • Degree or Diploma in Supply Chain Management
  •  Professional Registrations and Certifications: CIPS
  • Language Requirements: English
  • High proficiency in Excel



  • At least 10 years of  working experience with at least seven years  in a similar role  in Procurement/Sourcing/Supply Chain Manager
  • 7  years Management  experience
  • 5 Years’ experience in BBBEE (Preferential Procurement ED & SD Development)


KNOWLEDGE:  Required                                           

  • SAP  Compulsory/ non Negotiable  Current user   
  • Manufacturing experience Essential
  • Commercial law Advantageous
  • Supplier and Contract Management
  • Negotiation skills
  • Automotive industry experience preferred






  • Travel Frequency:
  • The position is situated in an office environment with climate-controlled environment.  Exposure to plant environment (operating machinery, temperature, noise, odors, dust, drafts and chemicals used in the manufacture of the product) during daily activities and interactions as required in effectively communicating, training and coaching team members. 
  • Office environment with appropriate office equipment, electronic systems (hardware & software) to effectively accomplish required work assignments and management of function.
  • Sitting, standing, lifting (generally under 20 lbs.), bending in performance of office related


Join us and become part of our global success story!


Equal Opportunity Statement

Iochpe-Maxion maintains a written and widely distributed policy on equal employment opportunity. The company recruits, hires, trains, promotes, administers policies, bases decisions and conducts all personnel activities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability (to the extent an undue hardship is not imposed), status as a covered veteran or other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.