Procurement Controller

Reference: 5868 SJ
Consultant: Sone Johnson

Job Description:

  • Procurement and supply management:
    • Develop and maintain good relationships with existing grower base.
    • Close co-operation with growers and pack houses.
    • Collect, consolidate, and distribute two weekly forecasts received from growers on a weekly basis.
    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the Logistics and Sales team.
    • Liaise with the Sales team to understand current and upcoming requirements.
    • Allocate available fruit, create bulk packing instructions, and place orders with pack houses.
    • Coordinate with the export team and trucking company for the fruit to be loaded out.
    • Place bulk packing instructions with pack houses and adjust orders as the supply or demand changes.
    • Stock management and control – distribute the weekly arrival and truck plan to the Operations Team.
    • Ensure that the supply chain is appropriate and cost effective, based on budget, markets, infrastructure and need for timely delivery.
    • Oversee procurement requirements and implement requirements as per approved guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Produce weekly procurement tracker and prepare a weekly summary of all expected fruit volumes and match fruit supply to sales programmes.
    • Produce weekly supply trends between forecast and actual delivered volumes.
    • Challenge weekly grower forecasts vs crop estimate in conjunction with the pre-harvest representative.
    • Plan, link and allocate new batches to specific packing instruction order numbers.
    • Distribute allocations and indicate where changes to batches need to be made.
    • Be up to date with current marketing strategies, prices, and trends to understand the commercial realities of decisions in pack houses.
  • Procurement and Logistics alignment:
    • Supply bulk forecast allocations info to Logistics team to plan and schedule air and sea freight bookings.
    • Planning of weekly and short-term shipping programs in conjunction with the Logistics and Operations Manager.
    • Plan daily shipping programs in conjunction with the Logistics team.
    • Communicate allocation plans to export team.
    • Communicate sea freight loading plans to export team.
  • Logistics administration and reporting:
    • Produce weekly report to indicate grower exposure to markets.
    • Weekly grower analysis, review, and queries.
    • Liaise and collaborate with internal and external parties to ensure requirements are met; including procurement, distribution, allocations and delivery of fruit.
    • Stay abreast of the changing parameters within the SA Export industry.
    • Maintain and update internal exporting system with relevant fruit data.
    • Ensure that pre-season planning is in place and aligned with the Sales, Pre-Harvest, Post-Harvest and Logistics Teams.
    • Conduct post season reconciliations, reports and solve post-season queries.
    • Prepare and present Post-Season Grower reviews.
    • Review and update protocols.


  • Degree in supply chain management or logistics (desirable)
  • Driver’s license and own transport
  • Degree in supply chain management or logistics (desirable)
  • Driver’s license and own transport
  • Stock management systems knowledge (desirable)
  • FMCG knowledge (2-3 years)

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