Convention Centre Buyer

The CSIR International Convention Centre has a vacancy for a Convention Centre 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. This position is based in Pretoria.

About the unit:

The CSIR ICC is one of the leading convention centres in Africa. It is a 4-star establishment that hosts about 80 000 delegates annually from various leisure events to business meetings.

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

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Any tertiary qualification 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

Closing date: 29 May 2019


For more info, please contact the CSIR Recruitment Centre on 012 841 4774 or email us at [email protected]

is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the Employment Equity Act of 1998. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history. The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.

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