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Procurement Manager (CR651)


Our client, a food manufacturing company based in the UK, is looking to employ a Procurement / Purchasing Manager to join their administrative support team within South Africa (remotely, from your home). 


They have launched an “own label” frozen range with over 60 products. The “own label” area of the business has grown quickly and now supplies over 200 food service establishments across the UK.



  • Manage supplier relations and ingredient contracts

  • Manage and appoint new suppliers as required

  • Sourcing new and unique ingredients for new product development

  • Forecasting and contract purchasing for ingredient usage via client and sales team forecasting

  • Managing local and international supply chains; purchasing, forecasting, shipping and delivery.

  • Manage monthly stock take, reporting to Accounts

  • Alcohol duties and exercise calculations for government rebates

  • Management of EU and International export of finished products

  • ERP System administration; product coding, Supplier set-up and pricing etc

  • Manage product costings, structures, recipes and related updates

  • Ensure up-to-date product specifications for all ingredients

  • Coordinate supplier audits

  • Close collaboration with all departments, especially goods in/out and warehouse



  • Minimum requirements: BCom degree in Procurement / Supply Chain / Similar

  • A minimum of 3 - 5 years' experience in a procurement role

  • Experience in the FMCG industry is essential

  • Sourcing experience

  • Talent in negotiations and networking

  • Background in scheduling, forecasting, procurement, and planning

  • Experience in procurement - managing end of life cycle and absolute inventory

  • Good communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

  • Strong analytical abilities & reporting skills

  • Detail oriented & extreme accuracy

  • Financial acumen and data analysis skills

  • Excellent decision-making skills

  • Strong planning and purchasing skills

  • Negotiations skills

  • Excellent risk analysis and risk management skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Deadline driven



42 hours per week



Remote, every two months on site stocktake at UK company (company expense)



Negotiable depending on experience


Please use the following reference number in the subject line of your email:  CR651 when applying for this position. Please submit your CV in Word Format, salary expectation as well as notice period to  Kindly consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive feedback within 1 week.


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