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Manager Engineering

Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa
March 24, 2020

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To Whom It May Concern:

I, Rosa Santos would like to take this opportunity to give you a synopsis of myself. I’m passionate about what I do, and I strive for excellence and accuracy. I enjoy working under pressure and am particularly satisfied once I have attained my goals. I am deadline driven and a team player. I have an analytical mind. Being exposed to the corporate world has armed me with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle any task on hand. It has also given me the opportunity to communicate with different people at different levels.

I hold a diploma in Purchasing & Supply Management, a diploma in Executive Secretarial & Business Administration, a diploma in Wordperfect 5.1, a diploma in Lotus 1-2-3 & Macros and more than 10 years of experience in the buying field. I have obtained a distinction in Wordperfect 5.1.

I held a buyer position at SABEX (an export division of SAB Miller). That position gave me extensive exposure in the field of Import & Export of raw materials and engineering equipment to various breweries around the world. My position as a Buyer at Impala Warehousing and Logistics (Trafigura), gave me an in depth knowledge of Copper and mining supplies.

I believe that I would be an asset to any company/group. Your consideration will be highly appreciated.

Yours truly,

Rosa Santos

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First name : Rosa

Known as : Rosa

Surname : Santos

ID Number : 731***-****-***

Date of birth : 21/11/1973

Physical address : 27 Van Der Walt Street

Kempton Park

Contact Number:

Email address:



Portuguese & English

Nationality : Mozambican

Race : Coloured

Marital status : Divorced


Family outings, reading,

keep fit

Driver's licence : Code 08

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Tertiary Qualification Institution Year

Diploma Purchasing& Supply


PSM College 2009

Subjects Obtained

● Organization of


● Purchasing principles

● Policies & procedures of


● Supplier evaluation


● Supplier quality


● Legal aspects of


● Purchasing operations

● Management of


Tertiary Qualification Institution Year

Diploma Executive Secretarial &

Business Administration

Subjects Obtained

● Office practice

● Communication and


● Business


● Secretarial training

● Office administration

● Reception – SWB

● Word perfect, Lotus

Bantori Executives College 1993




Josina Machel Secondary



● Portuguese

● Biology

● History

● Geography

● English

● Chemistry

● Physics

● Mathematics



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Computer skills

Branded packages In-house packages

SAP (Intermediate) Primavera

Microsoft Excel SIMS

Microsoft Word Flowcentric

Microsoft Office Optimiser

Outlook Expess Order System

MS Windows

Proficient in the use of Internet explorer

Objective Statement

To obtain the position of a buyer in reputable firm, putting to use unsurpassed record of purchasing experience, networking and negotiation skills to assure best deals for organization. Working experience

From April 2014 to August 2014, travelled to DR Congo on business: Company Position Held - Duties Date

Impala Warehousing &

Logistics (Trafigura)

Operations Controller

● Data capture

● Invoicing of purchase orders and receipting

of purchase orders

● Send out month end deadlines,

● Create and batch purchase orders

● Filling

● Communicate with mines in DRC for

availability of Copper for loading and

distribution to various destinations

● Dealt with incoming and outgoing mail,

filing,faxing, photocopying, incoming

phone calls, phoned warehouses and

mines to confirm availability

June 2013 – Feb 2014

SABEX – South African

Breweries Asia & Africa

(Export Trading Division)


● Held discussions with manager to

analyze requirements of clients

● Selected products and researched

market regarding suppliers

● Purchased raw materials and

engineering spares for breweries in

Mozambique and Angola

● Input orders onto the system, raised

quotations for customers

● Liesed with customers and solved

problems and complaints

● Contacted suppliers for availability of

products and ordering information

● Obtained best prices/goods and

engineering spares

Aug 2012 - May 2013

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● Negotiated with suppliers regarding

prices, delivery date and quantity


● Placed orders

● Supplier relations and communication

● Data capturing

● Issuing Proforma invoices and purchase


● Filling

Quadrem (Vale


Buyer (Temporary contract)

● Data capturing and updating supplier data


● Requesting RFQ’s

● Supplier relations and communication

● Feedback on reports

● Price comparisons

● Filling

Oct 2011 - Dec 2011

Odebrecht Mining &


Buyer (1 year contract)

● Data capturing

● Requesting repairs to damaged goods

● Expediting of orders

● Price comparisons

● Request for quotations on all mining


● Filling

Sept 2010 - Sept 2011

Emerson Network Power Projects Buyer

● Data capturing

● Maintaining stock levels

● Resolving account queries

● Requesting RFQ’s

● Feedback on reports

● Ensuring timeous delivery for production

● Filling

Nov 2008 - Mar 2010

Name of company : SABEX – Export Division of SAB Miller Dates : March 2002 – October 2008

Position held : Buyer

Duties included : ● Buying and outsourcing of engineering parts for the breweries in Africa.

● Resolving account queries

● Follow up on orders

● Issuance of proforma invoices, orders and invoices.

● Liaise with warehouse

● Liaise with supplier regarding queries or discrepancies)

● System updates

● Acting on breakdowns

● Update of tracking report

Reason for leaving Better opportunity

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Name of company : Chavda & Associates

Dates : June 2001 To Dec 2001

Position held : Procurement consultant

Duties included : ● Buying parts for the mining industry

● Assisting manager with daily operation of purchasing department

● Expediting of orders ensuring timeous delivery

● Ensuring suppliers quotations and suppliers are correct

● Consumables buying; stationary, office furniture, protective clothing, tools.

● Filling

Reason for leaving : Opportunity for self-improvement and growth

Name of company : Liser Trading cc

Dates : August 1996 To May 2001

Position held : Buyer

Duties included : ● Buying according to customers’ requirements

● Placing orders

● Typing invoices

● Issuing export documentations (DA550, F178)

● Submitting tariff heading for customs

● Filling

Reason for leaving : Opportunity for self-improvement and growth Page 7 of 8

Summary of skills and attributes:

Ability to work accurately and to a high level of precision. Efficient and highly organized.

Ability and willingness to acquire new skills and competencies Ability to take responsibility to liaison with local and international suppliers Ability to work under pressure

Ability to perform administrative tasks accurately and efficiently Ability to remain calm and level-headed in time of crisis. References

Name Company Position Tel No. Email

Ben Albourough SABEX IT Manager 083-***-**** Collette Malic Emerson Group



Flavio Rosa Odebrecht Manager 082-***-****

Paula Shah Odebrecht Buyer 082-***-****

Fezeka Mntonintshi Impala


& Logistics



079-***-**** Fezeka.mntonintshi@tr

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