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Buyer FMCG (Frozen Foods, Dry Foods and Packaging) (JB670)

Steeledale, Johannesburg · Retail
Position: Buyer FMCG (Frozen Foods, Dry Foods and Packaging) (JB670)
Salary: R20 - 25 000 + incentives
Location: Johannesburg South 

Responsibilities will include processing purchase orders, negotiating with suppliers, tracking orders, creating and maintaining an inventory, quality assurance and liaising with inventory teams and management as well as working with staff across departments to forecast the needs of the business and make purchase decisions based on demand.

The successful candidate should be analytically minded and possess excellent negotiating skills to secure the best prices according to budget. Knowledge of sales and marketing principles is advantageous.

• Experience within FMCG food (frozen and dry) and packaging
• Strong computer skills – MS Office
• Strong ability to forecast market trends
• High attention to detail

Duties:
• Monitoring purchase orders
• Market research
• Competitor analysis
• Daily, weekly and monthly reports
• Selecting and buying merchandise
• Develop an efficient and accurate system for monitoring all open purchase orders
• Work with inventory management team to ensure that all deliveries satisfy the assigned purchase orders and report any back ordered / missing products

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