Purchasing Planning & Admin, Toyota, Durban

Posting Date:  25-Mar-2022
Req ID:  1330
Job Family:  Supply Chain – Logistics
Department:  PURCHASING COMM (60000058)
Building Address:  Prospecton, Durban
Province:  KwaZulu-Natal
Type of Hire:  Contract

Job Title:

Specialist  Purchasing – OE (Temp)

Band Level:  



Purchasing Commercial





The above position exists in the PUD Commercial Division responsible for OE Parts. The incumbent will be responsible for the functions listed below:


1] Optimum Component and Raw Material Sourcing

  • Analyse and create cost estimates
  • Develop global understanding and expertise of relevant component sources
  • Sourcing to be in line with TSAM preferential suppliers, prioritising BBBEE compliant suppliers


2] Cost Management

  • Analyse and create cost estimates to ensure best cost to TSAM incl Benchmarking
  • Identification & follow through of manufacturing improvements, cost reduction and localisation ideas/potential
  • Regular presentations on Suppliers cost reduction activities as well as plans to achieve targets


3] Project Management

  • Creation of detail activity plans, regular follow up & reporting on progress
  • Lead cross functionally studies,  ensuring project milestone achievement (Cost & timing)


4] Supplier Management, Governance & Administration

  • Represent TSAM as the key Commercial window
  • Undertake a Project Approach to all Commercial aspects of the Purchasing function
  • Utilise broad analytical knowledge in order to prepare Budgets, accruals & other related commercial items
  • Ensure all company policies & procedures are adhered to (Compliance)


5] People development & adhoc functions

  • Act as mentor/coach to selected individuals ensuring required skill level knowledge transfer
  • Support/Act in surrounding posts when required




  • Minimum NQF 6 (Engineering/Commercial/Supply chain)
  • Computer Literacy: Microsoft Systems and SAP
  • Preferred 3-5 years Purchasing experience (Automotive/Manufacturing)
  • Project management experience


  1. Accurate information gathering and analysis.
  2. Awareness and commitment to our vision.
  3. Awareness of situations and decisiveness.
  4. Communication and sharing of mid to long term plans.
  5. Creation of innovative vision.
  6. Establishing framework and systems for organizational review.
  7. Feedback of evaluation results and long term development of others.
  8. Perseverance.
  9. Strategic re-allocation of resources and review of work methods.
  10. Suitable assignment and objective performance review.


Closing Date:        08.03.2022

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