Purchasing Specialist & Officer Manager (Ref: ZHPSOM)
Remuneration: Market Related

Position in the FMCG, Retail and Wholesale sector in East Rand - Gauteng
Posted On Friday 8 March 2019
Job Description:

International Beauty, hair, skin and accessory company is looking for a Purchasing Specialist and Office Manager in the Gauteng Region, East Rand

You will be required to source & procure products, develop & expand product ranges, negotiate pricing structures & terms, appoint suppliers, conduct market research, monitor inventory levels etc. Retail, wholesale & FMCG experience is essential

Main job function

Partner with HR to maintain office policies as necessary

Manage relationships with vendors, service providers and landlord

Update and maintain vendor database

Manage executives’ schedules, calendars and appointments

Allocate tasks and assignments to subordinates and monitor their performance

Oversee and ensure the purchase of all relevant custom clearing requirements

Ensure competitive pricing

Enforce a short turn-around time for processing requisitions and purchase orders

Achieve cost savings objectives through creative procurement strategies, vendor selection and review

Maintain contract agreements

Implement and maintain procurement processes and procedure

Monitor emerging trends and technologies

Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms


Supply chain or purchasing degree


Minimum 3 years supply chain or purchasing experience

Strong negotiating skills

Supplier management and inventory skills & knowledge

New product development experience

Target and forecast sales trends

Monitor current and future procurement requirements

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Zita Hilson