Posted: 5 January 2024
A leading FMCG exporter is currently looking for a General Merchandise Buyer who has experience in procuring general merchandise for the export market.
We are looking for someone who has a trading mentality, who can see opportunities and who always gives of themselves 110%. They need to be able. The candidate needs to have had previous sales experience as well as procurement experience to be considered for this role.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES, NOT LIMITED TO:
Sourcing and Procurement:
- Identify and source a diverse range of general merchandise products for export for our mixed container business.
- Develop and maintain relationships with local and international suppliers.
- Negotiate favourable terms, conditions, and pricing with suppliers to maximize value for the company.
- Stay informed about industry trends, market conditions, and competitor activities.
- Work closely with the BDMs to identify new products and suppliers
- Evaluate supplier performance and conduct regular supplier reviews.
- Maintaining and developing supplier relationships
- Collaborate with suppliers to optimize product quality, pricing, and delivery schedules.
- Resolve any issues or disputes with suppliers promptly.
Logistics and Shipping:
- Coordinate with logistics and shipping teams to ensure timely and cost-effective export of merchandise.
- Work closely with quality control teams to ensure that all merchandise meets or exceeds quality standards.
- Implement and maintain quality control processes throughout the procurement and export process.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
- At least 5 years experience as a Buyer or in a similar procurement role.
- Successful track record of buying
- Strong negotiation and communication skills.
- Must understand pricing, claims, value chains and settlement discounts.
- Knowledge of Exports and logistics would be advantageous
- Familiarity with general merchandise market trends.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, high pressure and dynamic environment
We are looking for someone who exudes the following characteristics:
- Determined and motivated
- Able to hold their own in a negotiation situation.
- Persistent and proactive
- Good attention to detail
- Able to handle a high pressurised environment.
- Able to have difficult conversations and still get a positive result
- Good interpersonal skills, an ability to read people well is advantageous
- Solution driven
- Resourceful, creative and dynamic
- Able to multitask