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JUNIOR BUYER - 363866
FMCG / Retail / Wholesale
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
Exciting opportunity for a Junior Buyer in the FMCG industry:
You will be involved in the full sourcing and buying processes as they relate to procuring raw materials used in the manufacture of frozen food products. Peripheral purchasing duties will also be part of the scope of the position such as sourcing assets, services from suppliers and planning to ensure adequate levels of materials are available as they are needed.
Duties & Responsibilities
Review orders for accuracy and generate Purchase Orders
Ensure that all information relevant to the sourcing cycle are entered accurately and timeously into the accounting software used
Monitor levels of materials required to place orders at the correct time to ensure continuity of supply
Attending to delivery and arrival queries of materials, purchased from foreign suppliers, including shipping documentation
Follow-up on all release documents for cross-border and seaport consignments
Performing ad-hoc administrative activities that may not be directly related to the core duties of the position
Providing all support-related functions to enable the Procurement Manager in meeting deadlines, avoiding material shortages and sourcing from alternative suppliers when needed
Applying sound sourcing principles such as achieving the best supply at the most competitive rates, keeping the risks of unreliable suppliers at an acceptable level for pricing agreed.
Desired Experience & Qualification
You should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Fast-Moving Consumer Goods buying and associated administrative duties
A Thorough understanding of buying/sourcing principles including the financial entries regarding stock on an accounting software package
Excellent command of English, both written and verbal
Basic Microsoft Office skills with advanced skills in Excel
Attention to detail, analytical and process orientated
The ability to work in a highly-pressurised environment requiring both speed and accuracy in the execution of daily duties
A dedicated approach to meeting deadlines consistently
A passion for working with people
Exceptional time management skills with the ability to accurately prioritise tasks