Purchasing Manager: Spar South Africa Jobs

Based in Jet Park, the purpose of this position is to aggressively drive turnover, gain market share, maximize SPAR profits through careful planning and purchasing of the correct stock, on time and in line with the Retailer requirements.
Key Performance Areas:

  • Management of promotions planning
  • Achievement of sales and gross profit targets
  • Ensuring product pricing competitiveness against competitors and budgeted retail margins to members
  • Delivering on the defined service levels to Retailers
  • Development of internal controls to manage and report on all Buyer key performance areas
  • Driving product development
  • Overseeing Warehouse stock levels
  • Management of the performance of suppliers from a pricing, product and service level aspect
  • Control department administration and expenses
  • Assisting in providing leadership to the Marketing team

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Matric or equivalent qualification
  • Minimum 5 years management and buying experience in an FMCG environment
  • Business related tertiary qualification advantageous
  • Ability to plan and organize
  • Team player
  • Ability to develop and maintain an excellent working relationship with Retailers and other relevant stakeholders
  • Computer literacy
  • High degree of numeric and financial acumen
  • Strategic decision-making skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Good negotiator with entrepreneurial skills
  • Good communicator (verbal and written)
  • Honesty, integrity and reliability
“Your application and all personal information provided herein is protected under the Protection of Personal Information Act (4 of 2013), hereinafter referred to as the “Act”.
  1. The SPAR Group LTD, with its head offices at 22 Chancery Lane in Pinetown, is collecting this information to enable us to facilitate your application and /or assess your suitability for the advertised position. This information will be used for this purpose only and disposed of thereafter, unless you consent to the information being retained for marketing purposes.
  2. Where shortlisted, your information will be retained for a period of 3 months and disposed of immediately thereafter if you are unsuccessful in your application. Where employment is offered, it will be retained as part of your employee portfolio and secured accordingly.
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  4. If you do not wish to provide us with this information, are unable to do so, or object to it being used, it will result in the disqualification of your application.
  5. In the course of the recruitment process, and for matters related to your application only, we may share your information with third parties.
  6. You have the right to access this information while in our possession and make corrections if necessary.
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By submitting your application, you hereby declare your understanding of the aforementioned information and consent to the processing of your information in accordance with the Act, as well as the processing of any further personal information requested by us in the future including but not limited to, banking details, criminal history and credit reports /financial history information.

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