Wednesday, 17 February, 2021
Lee-Zanne Flaatten     0824188747

A leading frozen fruit processing company has a career opportunity for an enthusiastic and hands-on mentality buyer with good negotiating skills. He or she will be in contact with our existing supply base (farmers & pack houses and packaging suppliers) and expanding the network to increase the availability and variety to meet our growing demands.
All price negotiations and seasonal contracting will be part of the responsibilities.
In season this will include farmer visits, coordinate supply of fresh fruit and packaging materials.
The candidate will be reporting directly to the Commercial Director

• Maintain and increase the supply network of fruit and packaging to meet the yearly production requirements
• Daily communication with the production, logistic, quality and planning to supply the required raw materials in time to meet production demand.
• Create a yearly and monthly purchase budget in line with the demand and the fruit seasons
• Assess local market conditions and identify current and prospective new fruit supply opportunities
• Share knowledge with sales team on availability, prices and crop outlook and market development
• Maintain and build good relationships with farmers & packers, with regular visits around South Africa.
• Ensure quality standards and pesticide residues are met
• Manage and maintain purchase prices, orders and contracts within the ERP system.
• Monthly reporting on SOH, order levels and prices • Calculate & negotiate purchase prices based on global market information of final products in combination with our internal cost price.
• Improve the presence and reputation of Euroberry in the farming community and the different fruit associations in South Africa
• Improve the overall sustainability profile of the supply chain

• At least 4 years of fruit or vegetable buying, preferable in an industrial environment
• Degree in Agriculture or B-com with an agricultural background
• Regular travel locally, where overnight stays might be required
• Experience in working with ERP systems like Sage, SAP, Pastel evolution.
• In possession of own car
• Fluent in English is required, Afrikaans and other languages is seen as an advantage

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