The Company’s Head Office is based in Claremont Cape Town. They import supplies from overseas and are a supplier and distributor of Composite materials and Technology throughout South Africa, with branches in Johannesburg and the Garden Route.

This is a Career opportunity for a Purchasing & Freight Assistant to be part of a vibrant environment and to assist the Purchasing & Freight Manager.

Only Purchasing & Freight Assistants living in the Southern Peninsula or Southern Suburbs of Cape Town will be considered for this position.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Purchase Orders creation and confirmation via email.
  • Creating brown folder and printing hard copies for the file.
  • Updating purchase orders in OMNI to match Order confirmation.
  • Updating and creating supplier price lists in Omni
  • Email follow up with suppliers on readiness dates, invoices and Eur1 certificates COC ETC.
  • Monitoring supplier deliveries, communicating arrival dates, distributing invoices to warehouses for checking and receiving orders.
  • Monitoring and checking supplier invoices for payments
  • Preparing import documentation for payments.
  • Filing completed orders into alphabetical order
  • Advising freight forwarder of collection dates
  • Monitoring shipments via Sea Air and courier
  • Accessing macro and micro economic factors impacting on shipping lanes and flights
  • Timely communication of ETA and delays
  • Updating Status report on weekly basis.
  • Monitoring freight rates and offering costings before shipments.

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Grade 12 with Maths is essential
  • A Freight Certificate is an added advantage
  • MS Office with above average MS Excel ability and experience is essential
  • Good communication skills to interact with suppliers and freight companies
  • An eye for detail is essential as well as being deadline driven
  • Accurate figure ability is essential
  • Enjoy interacting with Freight companies and handling foreign exchange


Package & Remuneration

Salary offered: R15 000 p.m.