Build and maintain sustainable business relationships with both suppliers and select customers.
The role requires an innovative mind-set to enable implementation of cutting-edge best practice in procurement. The incumbent will be required to develop and maintain existing and new sourcing opportunities to achieve growth strategies.
While fostering an environment of performance excellence the Procurement Officer will be required to meet overall business strategic objectives.
Minimum 3 years Diploma or certificate NQF Level 5 in a relevant field.
Extensive experience (minimum 3 years) in a similar role, ideally in the Fresh Produce field.
Valid drivers license
Demonstrated leadership track record with a large team.
Track record of success in technically advanced sub-tropical packing operations.
Self-motivated, with high standard of excellence and attention to detail.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
Develop and maintain existing and new sourcing opportunities to achieve growth strategies.
Actively search and explore procurement opportunities for out of season supply windows.
Develop and maintain an avocado supply stream into SA Ripening programme for 365 days supply to customer base.
Stay abreast of the changing parameters within the SA Avocado Industry.
Active continuous Grower Relationship Management.
Procure fruit according to industry recognized food safety protocols and general environmental sustainability norms.
Analyse technical and operational data and where required be in a position to write up a report document to establish effective feedback loops.
Regular liaison with operational management to keep a finger on the pulse with respect to stock management through the ripening and processing cycle.
Be abreast of any potential industry innovations to align with the strategic goals.
Personal Attributes :
Enthusiastic, engaging, dynamic personality
Good verbal and written communication skills
Attention to detail
Demonstrate high integrity
Good financial understanding
ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted