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BUYER FRUIT AND PACKAGING - 370516
BUYER FRUIT AND PACKAGING
FMCG / Retail / Wholesale
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
Somerset West, Western Cape
My client, a well-established company in the fruit industry, based in Somerset West, is seeking to employ a Fruit and Packaging Buyer, with at least 4 years of vegetable / fruit buying experience. A BComm Degree and Agricultural background highly advantageous.
Duties & Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be in contact with existing supply base (farmers & pack houses and packaging suppliers) and expanding the network to increase the availability and variety to meet their growing demands. All price negotiations and seasonal contracting will be part of the responsibilities. In season this will include farmer visits, coordinate supply of fresh fruit and packaging materials. You will be working in the commercial team, together with our logistics coordinator, planner and sales team.
Maintain and increase the supply network of fruit and packaging to meet the yearly production requirements
Work in close relation with the production, logistic and planning department to supply the required raw materials in time to meet production demand
Create a yearly and monthly purchase budget in line with the demand and the fruit seasons
Assess local market conditions and identify current and prospective new fruit supply opportunities
Share knowledge with sales team on availability, prices and crop outlook and market development
Farm & packhouse visits in South Africa
Calculate & negotiate purchase prices based on global market information of final products in combination with our internal cost price.
Manage purchase orders and contracts in ERP system
Improve the presence and reputation of the company in the farmers community and the different fruit associations in South Africa
Improve the overall sustainability profile of the supply chain
At least 4 years of fruit or vegetable buying, preferable in an industrial environment
Degree in Agriculture or B-com with an agricultural background
Regular travel locally, where overnight stays might be required
Experience in working with ERP systems like Sage, SAP, Pastel evolution.
In possession of own car
Fluent in English is required and Afrikaans is seen as an advantage
Positive and enthusiastic person
Good negotiating skills
Flexible in approach and results driven
Package & Remuneration
R negotiable - negotiable