• Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Cape Town
  • Applications have closed

Website SFG Engineering Services

To manage and coordinate the buying of products, raw materials, consumables, ingredients and packaging with the best possible terms in order to enable the Company to operate in a profitable and ethical manner.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Able to effectively communicate with staff at all levels
• Strong negotiation skills
• Honesty, Integrity & Reliability
• Strong attention to detail
• Problem-solving skills
• Critical thinking capabilities
• Ability to exercise sound judgment in decision making.
• Self-motivated: Ability to work with little supervision
• A willingness to learn
• Strong ability to multitask
• Open to change and learning new systems
• Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Good time management
• Must be flexible due to work demands
• Above average work standard

Key responsibilities:
• Manage the procurement department (approximately 3 staff)
• Meet regularly with the Demand Planner to ensure correct quantities and products are ordered timeously
• Weekly MRP meetings with the Demand Planner, Wholesale, Key Account and Retail Department Managers
• Overs and unders report to be assessed and discussed with Department Heads
• Engage with suppliers and negotiate deals and payment terms accordingly (raw materials, products and packaging materials)
• Build relationships with suppliers (travel may be required to visit suppliers)
• Procurement of stock both locally and imports (knowledge of international markets)
• Keeping informed regarding production requirements and follow up
• Work closely with the factory to establish raw material, ingredients and consumables requirements
• New product development interaction to ensure the necessary raw material is ordered in. Dealing with queries from suppliers
• Track, allocate and sign off import costings
• Keep abreast on seasonality of products as well as trends in pricing

• Matric
• Qualification in Procurement
• Computer literate (Excellent Excel skills, Word & Microsoft)
• SAP Business 1 advantageous

Experience needed:
5 – 8 years Food procurement experience