Job title: Junior Buyer - FMCG Industry experience essential
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: FMCG
Salary type: Annual
Location: kempton park
Job published: 2019-11-07
Job ID: 32499

Job Description



Junior Buyer (FMCG industry experience essential)

Role overview

The ideal candidate must be goal orientated and driven to maximise profit margins for the company through procurement processed. The candidate must have strong communication skills and must be able to work under pressure to achieve company targets and deadlines. An entrepreneurial flair to think out of the box will be beneficial. Buying experience in the FMCG / Retail / Wholesale sectors and export market is preferred


Qualifications and work experience:

  • Minimum matric and three years working experience in the procurement field.
  • National Diploma in supply chain management will be an advantage for the position.


Skills and Qualities:

  • Experience with logistical and export procedures
  • Proficient in using MS Excel
  • Experience in using other MS Office programs such as Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal English.
  • Must be will to travel abroad to neighbouring countries (Mozambique)
  • Must be willing to work after hours / weekends if needed (stock takes, etc)
  • Good admin and organising skills
  • Team player
  • Assertive personality


Job specification:

  • Optimisation of supplier relationships
  • Ensuring products are bought and negotiated at market related prices or less
  • Negotiating trading terms with suppliers to achieve maximum payment terms, rebates and marketing support
  • Managing daily inventory processes
  • Forecasting, management of stock and purchasing thereof
  • Checking of GRNs and invoicing after receipt of deliveries
  • Planning deliveries with suppliers and warehouse / receiving
  • Experience of problem solving, investigating and resolving queries promptly and effectively
  • Market surveys to be conducted to check competitiveness of product range
  • Sourcing of new suppliers and products on a regular basis to keep up with demand and trends
  • Setting up meetings with suppliers regularly to negotiate deals
  • Ensuring pricing master is up to date and communicated with management if any price changes take place
  • Retrieve reports from operating system and generate monthly reports to measure trends and manage stock levels
  • Retrieve reports from operating system and generate monthly reports for management
  • Administration must be maintained
  • Numerical and analytical skills
  • Placing of purchase orders and expediting them timeously
  • Articulate with the ability to communication effectively at all levels is essential
  • Demonstrate strong organisational skills including an ability to prioritise effectively, deliver high quality work and adhere to stringent deadlines


Applicants must be willing to undergo a criminal and credit check. Non-South African applicants with a valid work permit who meet the requirements will also be considered. The position is based in Isando, Johannesburg


Salary: R17 500 per month


If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV to If you dont hear from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful.