FMCG Buyer - Diep River, Cape Town

Thursday, 8 July, 2021
Zelda Oelofse-Cornthwaite     082 399 6381
Cape Town  

Pick Me Recruitment is looking for an Experienced Buyer at an established food manufacturing factory in Diep River, Cape Town.

The perfect candidate is trustworthy, responsible, adaptable to change, hardworking, team player, have a proven track record in buying, strong attention to detail, willing to learn & grow, highly organised with excellent communication skills.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Loading and reviewing MRP (Materials Requirement Plan) on a weekly basis to establish total production inputs
  • Closely monitoring & managing all perishable inputs to align with weekly production requirements
  • Planning and scheduling of selected sub-recipes on an ongoing basis
  • Active internal liaison with the Planning & Production managers to ensure scheduled production changes are timeously acted upon and communicated
  • Daily communication with external suppliers
  • Overseeing the functions performed by the procurement administrative/ clerical support staff to ensure optimum efficiency
  • Involvement by way of active participation in as well as oversight over the monthly stock-takes at the various production sites

Minimum Requirements

  • Matric
  • Relevant tertiary education will be advantageous
  • Minimum of 4 years FMCG buying experience
  • Experience in purchasing and managing multiple SKU’s
  • Valid driver’s licence and own reliable transport

Key Skills Required

  • Strong data and organisational skills
  • Sharp commercial and business acumen
  • Market awareness
  • Ability to manage pressure
  • Confidence
  • Strong numerical acumen
  • IT skills
  • Interpersonal, particularly in negotiating
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Good team-working skills
  • Computer literate


Remuneration will be disclosed upon shortlisting

Due to the high volume of CV’s received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All applications submitted must contain:

  • Updated CV with contactable references
  • Tertiary Educational documents
  • Written Reference Letters
  • A recent presentable profile photo’s                                                                                                                      

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Pick Me Recruitment • 082 399 6381