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Date: Mar 24, 2023

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 79340 

Job Category: Procurement 

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff, with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Our Project Delivery Group (PDG) helps clients with world-class project delivery from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies through our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Are you a Buyer, with Engineering Procurement and Construction Management Industry Experience? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Buyer to join our Project Delivery Group (PDG) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Buying equipment in the metal and mining industry, experience with large mining clients like SASOL, EXXARO, ANGLO etc.


Buyer is involved from the planning/initiation phase of projects until close-out of all purchasing packages and relates to the acquisition of materials and equipment in support of engineering and construction management. Purchasing interfaces primarily with Engineering and aligns its activities with Expediting, Vendor Quality Surveillance, Logistics, Site Materials Control, Project Controls and Construction.


The Buyer is experienced in the discipline of materials/equipment acquisition including the purchase of tagged, bulk and engineered materials for projects and carries out the “Formation and Award” as well as “Administration and close-out” work processes of all purchase orders (local and international) in accordance with the project requirements. The Buyer is the owner of the purchasing process from the planning/initiation stage to close-out.


We manage our clients’ entire project lifecycle from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies.   Join our team and become part of a community that strives for positive change–providing the best solutions for our clients’ toughest challenges! 


As the successful candidate, you will:

•             Performs purchasing activities:

•             Preparation of Bidder’s List for approval

•             Liaison with Package Coordinator and other project disciplines to obtain and verify Technical bid documents to ensure that specification are compatible commercial documentation to form a cohesive Bid document

•             Preparation of Bid documents, advise on contractual terms and conditions and issuing of Invitation to Bid to the approved Bidders

  • Establish General terms and conditions suitable  per package


•             Manage the bidding process including technical queries from Bidders and issuance of addenda.

•             Manage bid clarification and adjudication process up to recommendation to award

•             Prepares and issue purchase orders including special terms and conditions


•             Facilitate Purchase order kick off meetings and handover to expediting

•             Ensure proper control and methodology of contractual change notice to Purchase Order

•             Revision, claims and/or backcharges in accordance with appropriate terms and conditions

•             Ensures proper process of Progress Payment validation process in support to accounting for payment approval

•             Manages bonds/guarantees

•             Ensures that all purchase orders are closed out in accordance with project specific procedures/requirements

•             Performs award and administration of purchase orders in accordance with applicable legislation relating to corporation, taxation, custom duties and importation laws

•             General Managerial Duties:

•             Conducts regular team meetings to discuss status quo and any issues within the group

•             Resolve major problematic issues(Performance, cost, etc.) arising from the vendor’s end

•             Liaises with procurement manager to discuss performance appraisals/issues

•             Provides updates and reporting to Project Procurement Manager/Materials Manager on procurement performance metrics such as cost, negotiated savings, low-cost country sourcing and schedule

•             Facilitates communication within project



You bring to the role:


•             Extensive experience in an EPCM project environment on capital projects, specifically

•             purchasing of project material (tagged, engineered and bulk)

•             Procurement related training as well as general supervisory and management related training

•             Experience and contractual knowledge base with regards to the drafting of commercial terms

•             and conditions

•             Highly proficient negotiation skills


Why join us?

•             Develop innovation partnerships

•             Think globally, work locally

•             Engage with people who make a difference


What we offer you?

•             Flexible work environment.

•             Long term career development


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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