Buyer (Product Developer)

Reference: 9100 MLR
Consultant: Michelle Le Roux

Job Description:

  • Reporting to the National Fresh Produce Manager in CPT.
  • Compiling weekly reports to management.
  • Creating and monitoring key measurable outputs for which the production team will be responsible.
  • Executing efficient and accurate ordering and expediting orders.
  • Expediting stock requests and communicating requests with depot personnel for minimum stock levels.
  • Monitoring stock levels of fresh produce and packaging at BT depot.
  • Bi-weekly inspections of the external processing plant.
  • Participating in stock take.
  • Prioritising tasks and managing time correctly to complete daily tasks timeously.
  • Addressing and investigating customer complaints.
  • Adhering to all internal control policies of the company.
  • Adhering to all legislation about the enforcement of hygienic practices.
  • Upholding and working according to all internal and external safety guidelines.
  • Local travel to farms and producers of fresh products to maintain good supplier relationships.
  • Sourcing new suppliers (farmers, growers, or materials).
  • Liaising with BT Cape Town for merging of optimal stock procurement.
  • Investigating cost-saving opportunities within the fresh production space.
  • Managing the production team according to the company’s standards through ensuring productivity and desirable work ethics.
  • Identify opportunities for process optimization and implement innovative techniques to enhance productivity and yield.
  • Cultivate strong partnerships with suppliers and stay updated on industry news, new products, and emerging trends.

Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualification in logistics, procurement, operations, and/or supply chain management.
  • Minimum three years’ proven experience in a logistics, distribution, production, or warehousing environment, preferably within the agricultural fresh produce industry.
  • General knowledge of the agricultural fresh produce industry and fresh products that are supplied.
  • Knowledge of product packaging (quality and ordering).

How to Apply:

  • Email your comprehensive CV to exceedhr@exceed.co.za.
  • If you are already registered, please forward your CV and the relevant reference number to the consultant with whom you are currently registered in order to avoid duplicity on our system.
  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice.
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.