McCain Foods (S Africa) Vacancies 2023 | MRO Buyer & Sourcing Specialist Vacancies in Springs Apply Online Now

  • Full Time/ Permanent
  • Temporary
  • Springs, Gauteng
  • 72000-340000 ZAR / Year

McCain Foods (S Africa)

McCain Foods (S Africa) Is Currently Seeking for MRO Buyer & Sourcing Specialist Position suitable candidate who is eligible to handle all the responsibilities and is qualified for the position. All the information required for this position to know by the candidate is given below specifically. apply online for this position by clicking on the apply now button    and fill the McCain Foods (S Africa) application Form. The Position Is available in Springs, Gauteng the candidates nearby willing to apply are also invited to apply online for this vacancy.

Hiring Authority: McCain Foods (S Africa) Careers

Position: MRO Buyer & Sourcing Specialist Jobs

Location: Springs, Gauteng

Qualification: Matric, Grade 12, Diploma/ Degree

Salary Estimated: ZAR 72000-340000 Annum

Job Requirements & Responsibilities

Position Title: MRO Buyer & Sourcing Specialist (Fixed Term)

Position Type: Temporary – Full-Time

Position Location: Springs

Grade: Grade 03

Requisition ID: 23911


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill in a temporary position of Procurement MRO Buyer and Sourcing Specialist: Indirect Materials for a period of 1 year on a fixed-term contract. The incumbent to be based at the McCain Springs site, Gauteng. The successful candidate will report to the Category Manager: Indirect.



The SAF (South Africa) Indirect MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Operations) buyer and sourcing specialist is a senior operational and tactical role responsible for McCain Manufacturing Plants situated in Springs, Marble Hall, and Lichtenburg, to secure Stock and Non-stock materials and once-off Maintenance Services. A vision and plan to build a best-in-class procurement team across the business in its entirety will be in focus for the next few years. The incumbent will be responsible for developing and implementing a cross-functional MRO roadmap/strategy in SAF.


The Indirect MRO buyer will contribute and mainly be responsible for local McCain plants and occasionally give input to regional and global strategies. The MRO Buyer will execute sourcing & automation strategies to deliver security of supply and sustainable cost savings for the business. Understanding the current MRO work streams and developing robust processes will be key to the role. Stakeholder engagement and collaboration is critical.


This category includes the purchasing of all Maintenance Materials and Maintenance Services. The spend for this category will range from R100 – R120 million annually. The Indirect MRO buyer will lead the sourcing execution, by applying key procurement activities for the category.


It is an exciting time of change and opportunity within the procurement function at McCain. The MRO buyer will have an ability to realize significant wins for the business where significant impact can be made through standardization and automation. The MRO buyer will help to shape the function and help to establish best practices locally with a big focus on compliance.


  • Execution of operational buying and were applicable buying strategies for the MRO Stock and Non-Stock Materials Category.
  • Ensuring company purchases in the spend pool comply with internal company controls and requirements. This will include monitoring supplier performance (OTIFQ – On-time-in-Full-to Specification) versus expectations/service level agreements.
  • Implementation of Catalogues and Automate repetitive requirements.
  • Serving as a team member in sourcing activities to include vendor selections, negotiations, catalogue and category management;
  • Establishing and maintaining day-to-day working relationships with internal and external business partners;
  • Recommending and executing best practices for the business in developed and new markets;
  • Influencing internal clients to align with the regional and global buying strategy;
  • Participating in external forums and associations;
  • Ensuring compliance with proper procedures, policies, systems and controls;
  • Operations and business results;
  • Leading and contributing to global/regional projects.



  • Buying Diploma as a minimum, degree in purchasing will be an advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years of MRO spares buying experience.
  • Industry experience has ideally been gained in the fast moving consumer goods industry desired but not essential.
  • Competency in analyzing buying trends, attention to detail – ensuring accuracy in every step and problem solving.
  • Has a proven track record of successfully influencing change within a business.
  • Identify and execute opportunities to realize cost savings for the business.
  • Strong decision-making skills with the ability to handle tight deadlines and many competing priorities.
  • Strong quality assurance orientation.
  • Strong administrative capabilities with proficiency in SAP, COUPA and Excel.
  • He/she has good influencing, collaboration and communication skills (written and verbal) and is able to build strong working relationships.
  • The ideal candidate will have the presence, intellect, energy, drive, people skills and business acumen to succeed in a fast paced, high-performance environment and will be self-motivated.



  • Ensures Accountability: Follows through on commitments, takes personal responsibility for decisions, actions and failures. Monitor work and measure results.
  • Collaborates: Partners with others to get work done, gains trust and support of others.
  • Courage: Provides direct and actionable feedback.
  • Customer Focus: Builds and delivers solutions that meet customer expectations.
  • Being Resilient: Can handle and easily bounce back from setbacks, stays focuses and composed in stressful situations, maintains a positive attitude during troubling circumstances.
  • Drives Results: Deliver objectives in a timely and goal orientated manner. Pushes self and help others to achieve results.
  • Drives Engagement: Invites input and shares ownership and visibility.



McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace. As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger.

McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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Job Family: 
Division: Global Procurement
Department: Procurement Services
Location(s): ZA – South Africa : Gauteng : Springs || ZA – South Africa : Eastern Cape : Port Elizabeth || ZA – South Africa : Free State : Bloemfontein || ZA – South Africa : Gauteng : Bapsfontein || ZA – South Africa : Gauteng : Bedfordview || ZA – South Africa : Gauteng : Bronkhorstspruit || ZA – South Africa : Gauteng : Johannesburg || ZA – South Africa : Gauteng : Katlehong || ZA – South Africa : KwaZulu-Natal : Durban || ZA – South Africa : Limpopo : Marble Hall || ZA – South Africa : Mpumalanga : Delmas || ZA – South Africa : North West : Lichtenburg || ZA – South Africa : Other : Reference job description || ZA – South Africa : Western Cape : CapeTown || ZA – South Africa : Western Cape : George

Company: McCain Foods (S Africa)

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