- Cape Town:PROCUREMENT OFFICER (Industrial Products) - Tristan Export


PROCUREMENT OFFICER  (Industrial Products)


To source and procure industrial/technical products for a company that provides procurement solutions for the oil and gas and mining industry in Africa.


In particular, the scope of products sourced will include, but is not limited to:

  • Steel / Metallurgic Products
  • Lubricants & Chemicals
  • Machinery & Tools
  • Building Materials
  • Plant & Vehicles
  • Various services, etc.



  • Receive and analyse enquiries received from clients (specification matching), noting that most of our clients are based outside of South Africa (Angola, DRC, Mozambique, Tanzania and other African countries)
  • Source suppliers and products (locally and internationally) via our database, market research and Internet
  • Collecting all the necessary information to be able to quote the client, utilizing mark up and foreign exchange conversion and utilizing our in-house software package
  • After the quotation has been sent, follow up with the client etc.
  • When client orders, place the order with supplier(s)
  • Liaison with Logistics department regarding transportation of goods
  • Inspection of products
  • Labeling of goods
  • Preparing Packing Lists
  • Be present at loading of the goods
  • Finalise invoices



  • Preferably a Bachelor’s Degree
  • French and/or Portuguese is beneficial (verbal and written communication skills).
  • Good communication skills in English (verbal and written)
  • Computer skills – MS Office (in particular Excel), Internet
  • Preferably 2 years’ experience in local and international sourcing for industrial/technical products
  • Preferably 2 years’ experience in import and export (preferably to Angola, DRC and other African countries) using Cross Trade, Air Freight, Sea Freight, Road Freight, Project Freight, and courier express shipments
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Able to prioritize and coordinate multiple critical projects simultaneously
  • Organised and highly meticulous.  Attention to detail and accuracy are paramount
  • Able to work independently and “think out of the box”
  • Flexible but also firm enough to be able negotiate with suppliers
  • Excellent numerical ability with data analysis skills.  Strong skills in Excel required
  • Driver’s license, with own roadworthy vehicle



Market related package, commensurate with qualifications and experience

Package includes company contribution to Provident Fund.

Guaranteed 13th cheque in December.



Please send a Cover Letter and detailed CV (in English) to vacancy@tristanexport.co.za and cc: htrifiss@methys.com. Kindly include your current/last remuneration package and specify your availability to commence employment.



Should you not hear from us within 3 weeks of submitting your application,
kindly accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

Last updated by Hanaa Trifiss Oct 13, 2016.

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