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Buyer – Electronics – Johannesburg

20th Jul 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
Job Type
R600K CTC per annum
Start Date
Contact Name
Robert Slater


We have an exciting opportunity for a Buyer to join the leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic products and solutions to the residential and commercial sectors. This is your chance to oversee the purchasing activity as well as ensure optimal supplier performance and much more!

The right person for the job will have a relevant degree as well as a membership with The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). You will have 4+ years of solar procurement experience which has enabled you to have a good understanding of solar PV products. Due to your previous procurement experience, you have a track record in strategic purchasing, and delivering effective purchasing strategies, policies and systems. It is important for this role that you have strong knowledge and technical understanding of automotive processes and components as well as a good understanding of the product lifecycle. Our client is looking for someone who is deadline-driven, analytical, self-motivated and is a team player. As the Buyer, you will be responsible for managing stock levels and organising orders to replenish stock, making sure all logistics of stakeholders are known and functioning efficiently, support supplier capabilities by providing insight on how to best develop and leverage these capabilities, ensure INCO terms and creditor funding is in place that benefits the company, and find and recommend ways to improve processes. It is vital that you have excellent negotiation and communication skills as you will be working closely with stakeholders and suppliers.

If you are as excited for this role as we are, then what are you waiting for? Apply now!

Education Requirements

  • Degree in relevant field
  • Membership with the CIPS is highly beneficial

Experience Requirements

  • 4+ years solar procurement experience
  • Proven purchasing experience with a track record in strategic purchasing, and delivering effective purchasing strategies, policies and systems
  • Good understanding of best practices relating to policies
  • Strong knowledge and technical understanding of automotive processes and components
  • Basic understanding of product lifecycle


Your responsibilities will include overseeing stock levels and coordinating stock orders, evaluating all SLAs and ensure they’re updated, negotiating with suppliers during the sourcing review, making sure necessary QA testing is carried out, liaising with key stakeholders to develop effective cost reduction strategies, and acting as primary point of contact for overall category needs.


  • IT literate
  • Good leadership and management skills
  • Great negotiation and written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to spot opportunities for improvements
  • Good decision-making skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Team player

Who Is AltGen?

We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and environmental jobs in South Africa and Africa at large. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency based in Cape Town which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.

With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the South African renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the African continent in both anglophone and francophone regions and are rapidly expanding globally. With entities in South Africa, Kenya, and Mauritius, we have a direct impact on the continental energy industry.

Our recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Solar Thermal | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech

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