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International Purchasing Intern

Lanseria, South Africa

We are searching for a tech-savvy purchasing intern with a keen eye for detail to support the purchasing and importation of goods for resale for our company. The purchasing department's duties include conducting market research, building a network of reliable vendors and service providers, negotiating the best contracts and prices, inspecting deliveries, and traveling overseas to secure deals and meet with potential clients. To be a part of this team you should have stellar communication skills and display a high degree of analytical and written communication skill.

  • Monitor all purchase orders and maintain effective relationship with vendors, planners and sales team.

  •  Supervise all products and monitor for transport damage and return goods.

  • Perform troubleshoot on all invoice and price issues along with delivery related problems.

  • Evaluate performance of all carriers, vendors and goods delivery and make recommendations to improve processes for international buying process.

  • Maintain effective customer services and ensure timely delivery and maintain track of product progress and development.

  • Monitor potential stock out caused by delivery delay etc. and take necessary actions to ensure availability of product.

  • Manage vendor relations and production delivery and maintain effective system monitor all product deliveries for vendors.

  • Prepare and evaluate all proforma invoices, contacts and vendor agreements and ensure accuracy and price for same.

  •  Manage all communication and negotiate with suppliers on price and delivery terms to reduce inventory levels and cost.

  • Monitor all returns to vendors and coordinate with accounting departments and warehouses.

  • Coordinate with suppliers to identify effective business requirements and develop new business pipeline for all international buyers.

  • Prepare and manage offers from beginning to end and prepare supplier contracts and delivery schedule.

  • Provide analysis on detail cost comparison.


  • Conducting research on potential products, vendors, and services, and comparing price and quality to ensure the best deal.

  • Liaising with delivery and warehouse teams to ensure goods are received on time.

  • Monitoring inventory and writing orders to refill stock.

  • Inspecting purchased products upon delivery and reporting any issues timely.

  • Updating all records of purchased products.

  • Writing reports on purchases made and performing cost analyses.

  • Attending and contributing to meetings with staff and other stakeholders.