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Cape Town, South Africa




Cape Town,
South Africa

Type of Contract




Job Description

PURPOSE OF THE POSITIONTo contribute to the development of the procurement process in line with World Class Best Practices, ensuring optimized profitability by providing a range of commodities that is the most wanted to the Africa consumer market




  • Design and manage the purchasing strategy to enhance quality delivery and cost targets
  • Effectively communicate with and assist the supply chain
  • Resolution and corrective action with regards to technical product make-up
  • Assessment of Supplier development needs and implementation of effective solutions
  • Evaluate supplier performance
  • Identify cost reduction alternatives and suggest improvements
  • Negotiation and administration of procurement contracts
  • Driving efficiency of  budgeting, targeting and reporting
  • Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
  • Analyse market and delivery systems in order to assess present and future product availability.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying, selling, and distributing products effectively 
  • Prepare reports regarding market conditions and merchandise costs.
  • Buying and co-ordination of core volume programs




  • Relevant Degree or Diploma in Purchasing Management or Clothing
  • 5 years Management experience
  • Extensive retail knowledge and experience
  • In addition to Buying trips, willingness to travel extensively to and within Africa
  • Competencies required: Financial management skills; PC literacy; Presentation skills; Negotiation and Influencing skills; Facilitation skills, In-depth understanding of the buying process; Understanding of the critical path of planning; Supply chain processes; Market understanding; Product knowledge, Leadership skills, Decision making abilities and Sound business acumen


Additional notes

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If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date of this position, please regard your application as being unsuccessful.

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