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BUYING MANAGER – REPLENISHMENT

Cape Town, South Africa

Category

Purchasing

Location

Cape Town,
South Africa

Type of Contract

Full-time

Posted

10.01.2017

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

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • 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

 

JOB INCUMBENT REQUIREMENTS

 

  • 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

Please ensure that you attach your CV when applying.

 

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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