Procurement Specialist: Produce (Gauteng)
Cape Town, ZA
9d ago


To identify and develop world class suppliers in order to sustain growth, quality and profitability of our Produce department and suppliers


  • Relevant commercial degree / diploma
  • Minimum 5 years buying / procurement experience in the perishable industry would be advantageous
  • Proven experience in managing a Foods / FMCG department
  • Proven sourcing and supplier management experience
  • Proven ability to provide tactical input and deliver the category operating plan.
  • Strong integrator and the ability to work in a matrix structure
  • Strong negotiation and financial management skills
  • Proven ability to deliver the following category KPIs (ie. market share, sales growth, margin, ROS, availability)
  • Management / leadership skills
  • Understanding of Supply Chain processes and principles
  • In depth understanding and application of Woolworths’ quality standards

  • Management of the supplier relationships and service level agreements
  • Ensure that products adhere to specifications
  • Provide input to the relevant strategies and operational plans
  • Work with suppliers to improve efficiencies and ensure consistent delivery of high quality products
  • Input into for the vegetables and salads growing programmes and implementation
  • Build relationships with the relevant stakeholders in our Gauteng and KZN stores
  • Maximise profitability of vegetables and salads utilising knowledge of competitor’s pricing structure and product ranges
  • Drive delivery of BEE / EE within our supplier base
  • Visit suppliers and stores in the greater Gauteng and KZN regions
  • Keep up to date ito trends nationally
  • Drive availability wrt supplier service level agreement
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