• Develop, adjust and maintain cycle purchasing plan in accordance with market trends on a monthly basis
  • Initiate negotiations regarding terms, conditions, discounts, stock protection for products as per purchasing plan on a weekly basis
  • Keep abreast of new products and list these timeously
  • Ensure minimum and maximum stock levels across all products as per purchasing plan, budget parameters
  • Accurately and timeously place orders and inform suppliers daily/weekly
  • Follow up on outstanding or displaced orders, out of stock and back orders obtain possible delivery dates, on a daily basis
  • Reduce out of stock situation to a 5% level
  • Oversee procurement, advise and selling of specialist products
  • Timeously inform Receiving regarding all orders
  • Keep an accurate record of pricing, deals, promotions etc.
  • Collect invoices from Receiving area on a daily basis
  • Control prices, add logistical fees
  • Ensure that the right amount of credits are allocated to suppliers for short supplies, short dated stocks and price claims
  • Timeously and accurately update system with all new prices
  • Manage performance within area of responsibility
  • Plan promotions according to seasonality of portfolio
  • Measure effectiveness of promotions

Experience

  • 3 years of current buying experience within a retail/wholesale/FMCG environment
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of healthcare related products
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial indicators
  • Negotiation, procurement and stock management
  • Knowledge of internal systems
  • Sound analytical skills
  • Relationship building and management skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail