Bitou Municipality: Jobs / Vacancies (Jan 2018) – SCM Procurement Officer

Bitou Municipality hereby invites applicants to apply for vacant jobs posts (Vacancies).

Location: Free State
Closing Date: 18 January 2018 @ 14:00 PM
Bitou Municipality advertise posts are as follows:
  • SCM Procurement Officer (Buyer)

Check full details below…

Salary: R 195 517.84 – R 253 780.99 (T10) + MUNICIPAL BENEFITS





BASIC SALARY: R 195 517.84 – R 253 780.99 (T10) + MUNICIPAL BENEFITS

NOTICE: 289/2017


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: ● Relevant National Diploma in Purchasing or equivalent NQF 6● 2 years related experience in a municipal environment ● Compliance with the relevant Municipal Minimum Competency Levels for Financial Officials as prescribed will be an added advantages.

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS ● Computer Literate (MS Office & SAMRAS FMS); ● A high level of ethical conduct, responsibility, confidentiality and accuracy are required ● The ability to work independently, be objective and the ability to interpret and apply oral/written instructions ● Good communication skills and diplomacy● Good telephone etiquette ● Proficiency in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape (read, write and speak) ●

FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES: ●Control and performs tasks/activities with the application of specific Supply Chain Management procedures associated with the procuring of products and/or specific services. Applying appropriate procedures and bid systems to solicit responses in the form of quotations from suppliers/ vendors or service providers● Expediting orders by applying the appropriate processes to create procurement orders● Perform supplier audits and evaluations by interacting with suppliers/ vendors and, evaluates and determines conformity with Supply Chain Management Policy and Guidelines ● Maintains a sound relationships with service providers/ vendors and contractors ● Communicating and interacting with officials from user-departments in respect of specific requirements and priorities ● Checking quoted prices and specifications against requisitions/requirements of the user departments; ●Processing of procurement requisitions on the Financial Management System ● Attends to procedural administrative requirements, record keeping and reporting deadlines associated with the functionality

Work related enquiries : Manager: Supply Chain:- Mr. Pedro Peters on 044 501 3000 or at
General enquiries: Contact Mr. Henry van Rooyen or Ms Elaine Sipingo on telephone no: 044 501 3051/3081.

Candidates must be willing to be subjected to an interview and evaluation process and be aware that previous employers and references may be contacted and their qualifications, credit record may be verified and they will be subjected to a police security clearance.

Application forms are available on the Bitou website ( A comprehensive CV, original certified copies of Identification documents, qualifications, and driver’s license must accompany the application form and must be posted /hand delivered to the Human Resources Section, Bitou Municipality, Private Bag X1002; Plettenberg Bay; 6600.

Bitou Municipality is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from the designated groups, including those with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

Please take note:

1. ONLY hard-copy applications will be considered. No electronic or faxed applications will be accepted.

2. No late applications will be considered. Canvassing of Councilors with the purpose of being appointed is not permitted and proof of such canvassing shall lead to disqualification.

3. Submit separate applications when applying for multiple posts and quote reference number.

4. Preference will be given to local residents before considering candidates outside the Bitou Municipal Area

If you receive no feedback from us within 12 weeks after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Bitou Municipality reserves the right not to make any appointment and to re-advertise before a shortlist is compiled.

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