Buyer Foods
Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
12d ago
source : JobVine

Our client is leading procurement and supply operation who wants to appoint a Foods Buyer.

The successful candidate must have knowledge of the foods industry, must be an experienced and skilled buyer / sourcer of food products and have excellent negotiating skills.

Key Responsibilities : Analyse inquiries received (specification matching)Strategic sourcing of suppliers & products (locally and internationally) via our database, market research, Internet, NetworkNegotiation with suppliers / manufacturersEstablish profitable partnerships with service providersCompile comprehensive and competitive commercial propositions and completion of quotations and tendersEssential


A minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience working in a purchasing environment in the wholesale or retail industryKnowledge of the food / catering industry in SA and / or internationallyPreferably a minimum of 2 years experience in export of food supplies (including fresh and frozen produce), catering consumables and catering equipmentComputer skills : MS Office (and specifically Excel)Excellent negotiating skillsService excellence and precision (attention to detail)Able to work independently and under enormous pressureReliable & EthicalInitiative regarding sourcing (solution provider) and negotiating to obtain the best deals and offerings for ClientsFrench and / or Portuguese speaking a plusDrivers license & Own roadworthy vehicleA competitive market related salary is on offer.

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