Senior Fresh Produce Buyer, Cape Town

Last update 2024-02-26
Expires 2024-03-26
ID #2006858810
Senior Fresh Produce Buyer, Cape Town
South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town,
Modified January 25, 2024


YOU will be responsible for developing our existing relationships and finding new and relevant suppliers where required.

Key responsibilities include the following:
Purchasing of deciduous and citrus fruit with more of a focus on the deciduous fruit and less on citrus
Developing relationships with new and existing South African suppliers/ farmers.
Price negotiations with growers and packhouses
Implementation of seasonal programs
Quality control
Dealing with claims and negotiating the best settlement for our clients
Reporting on the availability and range of the fruit (and vegetables) to our Business Development Managers.
We are looking for someone who meets the following criteria:
Extensive knowledge of local South African fruit (and vegetable) growers and packhouses
Extensive knowledge of international fruit (and vegetable) growers and packhouses
At least 5 years experience in the procurement / buying field
Experience in building relationships with growers and a successful track record of doing so
Experience in negotiating and implementing systems
Extensive knowledge of fruit (and vegetables), their seasonality and quality standards
A successful track record in the fruit procurement field
Experience in the exportation of Fruit (and vegetables) would be a plus
Good computer and excel skills. Have had previous experience in reporting and presentations.
Characteristics we are looking for:
Driven, determined and proactive
An excellent communicator
Able to work independently or within a team structure
Assertive and able to take calculated decisions
A never give up attitude
Salary will be market related and based on current experience.

I look forward to engaging with you further around this role should you meet the criteria as stipulated above.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Senior fresh produce buyer

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