22 Nov
Kempton Park

22 Nov


Kempton Park

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: .

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Reporting To: Supply Chain & Logistics Manager, Wabtec SA

Reporting Relationship: Supply Chain Manager

Primary Purpose of Role: Primarily responsible is procurement functions for all parts and material required by Wabtec SA. All products and parts are to be secured at cost, quality and delivery at competitive levels consistent with policies and performance requirements while maintaining a strong supplier relationship to assure continuity of supply and maximum profitability. Additional responsibilities will include scheduling, and inventory of products and parts as assigned with excellent follow through with vendors.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Include the following (Other duties may be assigned)

- Prepares Material Request Proposals (MRP) and creates Returned Materials Authorizations (RMA)

- Expedites P.O.’s as needed, or delays as necessary to organizational commitments

- Sources all domestic vendors; initiates new supplier search and performs supplier evaluation with the SCT quality team

- Obtain acknowledgment of all PO place

- Identify problem areas that impact supplier delivery and quality performance and initiates corrective action

- Supports organization to reduce cost, consolidate supply base, reduce inventory, develop and implement new suppliers

- Understand, track, and forecast the key cost drivers for assigned suppliers and takes appropriate actions

- Control purchased material and product cost

- Establish and maintain supplier performance and certification process

- Works closely with the Production/Factory Manager in scheduling requirements

- Create schedules through the use of excel – outside of the company system to verify to the system

- Perform spreadsheet analysis, cost analysis and comparisons

- Engages in Customer Service responsibilities related to estimated delivery times

6 Vuurslag Avenue Ph. +27 (11) 974 3813 Spartan Extension 7 Fax. +27 (11) 974 3989 Kempton Park Johannesburg

PO Box 9135

Eden glen 1613

South Africa

Company Reg. No. 2007/017291/07 VAT No. 4350239549

Directors: HG Adams, C Bezuidenhout, CF Kovac, DM Seitz.

- Provide smooth and efficient interface and communication with all departments, staff,

sourcing agents

- Assure purchasing procedures are followed

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Ability to plan and manage from a 30 day to 1-year time span

- Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and re-prioritize as required

- Demonstrate leadership skills in supplier/peer interactions with the ability to influence


- Strategic in finding cost effective solutions to maximize efficiency of entire purchasing


- Possesses knowledge of material work planning and methods in engineering

processes and procedures

- Possess effective negotiation skills

- Accurate and efficient verbal and written communication skills, ability to work with wide

range of personalities in a high task load/project-oriented environment

- Manages and coordinates all necessary follow-up steps for closure


1. High School: Grade 12

2. Exposure to the Railway Rolling stock will be an advantage

3. Certificate or diploma Course in procurement and supply chain management

. Education/Experience/Skills

- 3 - 5 Years’ experience in purchasing, engineering and material controls

- Possess the ability to read and interpret documents such as emails, quotes, contracts,

and bills of lading, drawings, and bill of materials

- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

- Ability to speak clearly and professionally with internal and external customers

Knowledge of purchasing, engineering, material controls and accounting processes

- Possess knowledge of Wabtec products and understands time restraints

- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in

written, oral or diagram form

- Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standard and nonstandard


- Ability to think quickly and react to situations under time restraints for problem


- Ability to multi-task and re-prioritize as required. Emphasis on streamlining the process

continually. Acts professionally under pressure

Physical Demands:

Must be able to see, speak, hear, walk, sit, daily in order to effectively perform the duties of

this position.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative

of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable

accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential

functions. While performing duties on this job the employee is exposed to an office

environment and will be required to travel to outlying locations and offices for inspections and


Note: This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the

exclusive standard of the position. Incumbents shall follow any other instructions and perform

any other related duties as may be required by this position and supervisor.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.