Junior Health Foods Buyer

at Powertrade Cash & Carry
Published July 19, 2022
Location Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Category Procurement  
Job Type Full-Time  

Description

 

Description

Focus Stores Pietermaritzburg -

 

 

 

Job Summary

 

 

 

-  Focus Stores Head Office in Pietermaritzburg has an opportunity available for a Junior Healthy Foods Buyer to join the Procurement Team.

 

- The main purpose of this role will be to manage suppliers, trading terms , market analysis,  product selection/buying , planning, stock management, driving turnover and profit.

 

 

 

Duties & Responsibilities

 

 

 

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  • Implement strategies to improve profitability of the category.

 

  • Analyse consumer buying patterns to predict future trends in order to choose most profitable product ranges.

 

  • Manage plans to ensure optimal stock levels for the business at all times.

 

  • Develop and adhere to a category plan that includes category sales, profit, market shares, second stock returns.

 

  • Ensure a detailed marketing plan is formulated and that it`s in line with the overall company strategy.

 

  • Identify and develop various category pricing and promotion strategies to ensure customer needs are met while remaining competitive in the market.

 

  • Evaluate product quality by using customer feedback as a measuring tool.

 

  • Report on category plans on a monthly basis.

 

  • Develop a yearly category operating strategy and ensure it is in line with Focus' strategic category objective.

 

  • Compile reports on relevant products and their sales, quality and feedback.

 

  • Maintain relationships with existing suppliers while sourcing new suppliers for future products.

 

  • Negotiating prices and delivery contracts with suppliers.

 

  • Review supplier contracts and ensure they are valid, in line with industry standards and industry good practice.

 

Qualifications & Experience

 

-Essential:

 

  • Grade 12 / Matric with Mathematics and Accounting

 

  • Minimum of 3 years Category Buying experience

 

  • Degree or Diploma in Finance/Retail Management or any similar qualification

 

  • SAP

 

Computer skills – (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

 

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