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Head Company Buyer

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Industry: Other

Date posted: Tue, 14 Nov 2017

Location: Bellville,

Expires: Sat, 13 Jan 2018

Compensation: R1000

Reference Number: 1325673

Job Description

Stodels Nurseries is looking for an experienced and creative Head Company Buyer to join the Exco team.

Based at Head Office and reporting directly to the MD, you’ll be responsible for the strategic development of the Buying department, and managing the Buying processes for the Company.



  • To be responsible for leading the Company forward in securing quality suppliers of products, covering price, delivery and quality targets.
  • Be responsible to secure large purchase deals.
  • Be responsible for the management and development of Head Office Buyers and Administrators.
  • Be responsible for setting monthly stockholding targets per branch per department in support to budgeted growth and available Company cash flow.
  • Be responsible for sales and trend forecasting and to set purchase budgets accordingly per branch per department.
  • Be responsible for overall supplier relationship management & to maintain strong relationships with key accounts.
  • Be responsible for all marketing communication relating to supplier events, planned internal events and planned promotions to all relevant parties.
  • Be responsible to source, list and negotiate with all new suppliers.
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of all current rebate structures, and 
    plan purchases according to rebate structures.
  • Be responsible for negotiations including but not limited to annual, cost savers, club cards, volume and combo specials.
  • Be responsible to set stock models on all KVI lines per branch per season.
  • Be responsible to submit a list of competitive items for advertising according to advertising schedule.
  • Be responsible to decide and recommend lines for price comparisons monthly by set deadline and communicate these to Branch Managers.
  • Be responsible for submitting monthly newsletter articles and product of interest or relevance.
  • Assist with product selection for online store on regular basis.
  • Make selling price recommendations annually on seedling, organics’ and any other categories deemed necessary.
  • Be responsible for price increase schedule per supplier to ensure recommendations on selling are done in accordance to till mark up budgets per category.
  • Assist branch buyers in buying decisions and make recommendations in purchase opportunities.
  • Be responsible for the Distribution centre and further developments.

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