Junior Health Foods Buyer

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




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






  • 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




  • 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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