Johannesburg South - Our client in the FMCG sector is looking for a National Buyer in the Gauteng area. Job Purpose : To be a National Support function to the Wholesale and Retail FMCG merchant teams is stores to fulfil an experienced Buyer role within the procurement team and be responsible for sourcing, acquiring and negotiating competitive prices and products from suppliers on a National level.
Minimum requirements : 3 - 5 years’ experience within a similar or same role / specialist role3 - 5 years’ experience within a Similar environment with a National Negotiating base2 - 4 experience is retail business and understanding of the sectoral determination act 9, applicable to the Wholesale and Retail sector Have a strong employee relations focus, proven knowledge of South African labour legislation and, Degree in HR / Labour Law or equivalent (NQF 8) will be advantageous;
Have their own car that is reliable as well as possess a driver’s license. Willing to work retail trade hours aligned to the business needs, which includes Saturday work and some public holidayDuties & Responsibilities : Negotiating better prices and terms with current suppliers, key focus on increasing of rebates and range;
Forecasting of stockReducing levels of aged stockIncreasing the supplier base poolNegotiating better prices and terms with current suppliersHandling new product development and trialsMS Office literate (including knowledge of an ERP system)