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Junior Store Buyer

Kwazulu Natal , R15000 - R15000 Per Month
Sector: Food & Beverage
Posted: Friday, 5 August 2022

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A grocery market is looking for a Junior Store Buyer.


  • Required to purchase and manage merchandise within the company's Trading product portfolio.
  • Plan and select the range, type and quantity of products according to customer demand (e.g. price, quality and availability); trends; store policy and budget.
  • Source and review existing merchandise to ensure products remain competitive and available (out of stock products- source from other suppliers if necessary)
  • By fully understanding customer needs, the appointed Buyer will be required to maximise profits.
  • Keeping up to date with market trends and reacting to changes in demand are key elements of the role.
  • Manage plans for stock levels and react to change in demand and logistics.
  • Meet with suppliers and review orders, follow up on ordered stock and deliveries
  • Maintain relationships with existing suppliers and source new suppliers for future products.
  • Identify growth opportunities and risks in assortment, and develop contingency plans.
  • Monitor and manage delivery schedules and communication
  • Analyse consumer buying patterns and predict future trends.
  • Conduct store checks to ensure ready for trade at all times
  • Generate reports
  • Ensure product supply meets demand in liaison with support staff
  • Train and mentor support staff
  • Conduct an overall product profitability analysis and make recommendations – inactive products
  • Maintain relationships and grow the business including customers (Customer Service)
  • Stock takes, preparations, including maintaining of back up areas (Stock levels)
  • Ad-hoc duties given by management


  • Senior certificate
  • Relevant Qualification
  • A working knowledge of the latest Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, and Power Point & Outlook)
  • Minimum of 3-5 years retail buying experience within a FMCG environment
  • Excellent stock and product knowledge
  • Ability to work under pressure