Buyer Fruit & Packaging – Somerset West – Ref: 1203321-4

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Ref: 1203321-4

Job Description:

My client is one of South Africa’s leading suppliers of frozen fruit, purees and concentrates and services the industrial trade. They source local fresh fruits for freezing and also export worldwide.
With 2 cold storage facilities and distribution centres they distribute to all national and international markets. An exciting opportunity arised to work with this top-notch company as a Buyer Fruit & Packaging. If this interests you, then please do read further.

Position details:
Type: Permanent
Reports to: Commercial Director
Primary purpose: We have a career opportunity for an enthusiastic and hands-on mentality buyer with good negotiating skills. He or she will be in contact with our existing supply base (farmers & pack houses and packaging suppliers) and expanding the network to increase the availability and variety to meet our 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and increase the supply network of fruit and packaging to meet the yearly production requirements
  • Daily communication with the production, logistic, quality and planning 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
  • Maintain and build good relationships with farmers & packers, with regular visits around South Africa
  • Ensure quality standards and pesticide residues are met
  • Manage and maintain purchase prices, orders and contracts within the ERP system
  • Monthly reporting on SOH, order levels and prices
  • Calculate & negotiate purchase prices based on global market information of final products in combination with our internal cost price
  • Improve the presence and reputation of the company in the farming community and the different fruit associations in South Africa
  • Improve the overall sustainability profile of the supply chain

Location (country, city): Somerset-West, Cape Town

Job Qualification & Experience:

  • 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, Afrikaans and other languages is seen as an advantage

Company Description:

My client is one of South Africa’s leading suppliers of frozen fruit, purees and concentrates and services the industrial trade. They source local fresh fruits for freezing and also export worldwide.
With 2 cold storage facilities and distribution centres they distribute to all national and international markets.

This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

Buyer Fruit & Packaging – Somerset West – Ref: 1203321-4

Buyer Fruit & Packaging

Buyer Fruit & Packaging

 

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