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Retail Liquor Buyer (JB4438)

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Retail Liquor Buyer (JB4438)

Retail Liquor Buyer (JB4438)
White River, Mbombela, Mpumalanga
R45 – 50 000 per month CTC

Our client is actively seeking a highly skilled Liquor Buyer to manage procurement within the retail sector. This role demands significant experience and a comprehensive understanding of the market to navigate the complexities of procurement effectively.

Applicants wanting to relocate are welcome to apply, relocation assistance can be provided.

Minimum Requirements:
Degree OR Diploma in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field
5-10 years of experience in procurement, particularly within the liquor, FMCG, or retail sectors.
Professional certifications in procurement or supply chain management (e.g., CIPS, CPSM) can be advantageous.
Strong negotiation skills to secure the best terms and effective communication to liaise with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
Ability to analyze market data, financial reports, and inventory levels to make informed decisions.
Meticulous attention to detail to ensure accuracy in orders, contracts, and inventory records.
Capability to lead a team and foster a collaborative working environment.
Deep understanding of the liquor industry, including product knowledge and market trends.
Must have own vehicle and willing to travel.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
Conduct thorough market analysis and research to identify trends, new products, and competitive pricing strategies.
Evaluate and select suppliers based on quality, reliability, price, and service.
Negotiate contracts, pricing, and terms of supply with vendors to ensure favorable conditions for the company.

Supplier Relationship Management
Develop and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers to ensure a reliable supply chain.
Monitor performance by regularly assessing supplier performance through key performance indicators (KPIs) and feedback mechanisms.
Address and resolve any issues or disputes with suppliers promptly and effectively.

Inventory and Stock Management
Analyze sales data and market trends to forecast demand and plan inventory levels accordingly.
Implement efficient inventory management practices to minimize wastage and stockouts.
Oversee the ordering process to ensure timely replenishment of stock while optimizing stock levels.

Financial Oversight
Prepare and manage the procurement budget, ensuring cost-effective purchasing decisions.
Conduct cost-benefit analyses to identify opportunities for cost savings and improved profitability.
Generate and present regular reports on procurement activities, financial performance, and market insights.

Product Selection and Merchandising
Select and curate a diverse and appealing range of liquor products to meet customer preferences and market demands.
Develop and implement pricing strategies to maximize sales and profitability.
Plan and execute promotional activities and events to drive sales and enhance product visibility.

Compliance and Risk Management
Ensure all procurement activities comply with relevant laws, regulations, and company policies.
Identify and mitigate risks related to supply chain disruptions, supplier reliability, and market fluctuations.

Team Leadership and Collaboration
Lead and mentor a team of junior buyers and procurement staff, providing guidance and support.
Work closely with other departments such as marketing, finance, and operations to align procurement strategies with overall business objectives.

Please do not apply using Scanned CVs, no supporting documentation is required at this point, this will be requested later.

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Equal opportunity: All backgrounds are welcomed, with no bias. All are considered based on requirements.
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