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Category Buyer - Cape Town

Davotac Consulting R 531k - 664k per annum
  • Recruiter: Davotac Consulting
  • Location: Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Salary: R 531k - 664k per annum
  • Sector: Purchasing Jobs
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Added: 29 May 2012
  • Applications: 0
  • AA/EE opportunity?: No
  • Benefits: Not Included

3 Month Fixed Contract Position

Key Purpose

To Manage suppliers by ensuring effective relationships, thereby increasing sales & maximising rebates by the effective management of administration, profitability, merchandising, category planning and promotions, thereby enabling the company to maximise its income targets in a cost effective, sustainable manner.

Key Responsibilities

Business Planning

External Obligation Management

Sales and Promotions

Profit Management

Specific Outcomes

Business Planning

Category Plans

BEE Management


External Obligation Management

Supplier Management

Service Level Agreement Management 

Sales and Promotions

Product Management

Merchandise Management


Measurable Promotions 

Profit Management



Rebate increase

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes


FMCG Expert

Inventory management principles

Marketing principles

Understanding of Corporate Governance

Knowledge of contracts and agreements

Knowledge of Company graphics principles

Financial management principles

Information systems and processes – SAP; Cubes; ERIC

Promotional Management system

Company retail policies & procedures

Understanding of Company support structures: A&P; BP&A; Marketing


Time management

Negotiation skills



Planning – long and short-term


Good communication skills

Ability to Network

Entrepreneurial skills


Attention to detail

Empathy / Understanding

Dynamic / Energetic

Team player

Flexibility / adaptability





Progressive thinker / lateral thinker

Shared values 

Qualification and Experience


Diploma in Procurement or Supply Chain Management

Minimum 3 years’ experience in FMCG retail

Must be able to travel

Equity Requirements: Preferably African (Black) Male/Female but might consider others 

Closing Date: 07 May 2012


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