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21 May 2022

PermanentJob for General Buyer Requered

National Brands Westmead Biscuits – Posted by JobPlace24 Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Job Description

Job for General Buyer Requered

Location: Durban
Job Type: Permanent
Company/Employer: National Brands Westmead Biscuits
Job Title: Job for General Buyer Requered

Vacancy Details

AVI Ltd. is known for its leading household brands across many categories including hot beverages, sweet and savoury biscuits, and snacks, frozen convenience foods, personal care products, cosmetics, shoes, accessories, and fashion apparel.

NATIONAL BRANDS LIMITED operates 5 manufacturing sites, offering world-class manufacturing facilities in Isando (Johannesburg), Rosslyn (Pretoria), Westmead, and Durban (KZN). It is home to some of the best-known South African tea, coffee, and creamer brands, including our delicious range of much-loved savoury and sweet biscuits, and our melt-in-your-mouth snack range.

A career opportunity exists for a Buyer (General Buyer) within the Logistics Department based at the Westmead Snacks Factory. The successful incumbent will report to the Logistics Manager.

Job Specification:

Key Performance Areas:

  • Use MRP as a complete system to create orders on time
  • Ensure availability of sufficient material for production plans
  • Keep accurate inventory within agreed target
  • Limiting account queries to prevent late payment of accounts
  • Monitoring and compiling sales rates report daily and suppliers measures feedback
  • Review & update procurement procedures to ensure compliant with company standards

Minimum Requirements:


  • 3 years experience in buying Cleaning chemicals, Lab consumables, Rental contracts, Clinic requirements, PPE requirements (Safety and security), Quality requirements, training requirements, and LP gas buying
  • Experience in buying Raw Materials / Engineering Material/stock would be advantageous
  • Experience in FMCG environment advantageous


  • Logistics National Diploma / Degree
  • Relevant Supply Chain Management Qualification
  • Knowledge:
  • Good Knowledge of SHEQ System Maintenance e.g. procurement compliance
  • MS Office e.g. Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Sound SAP (MRP) knowledge is a must


  • Thinking analytically
  • Continuously improving
  • Building relationships
  • Influencing others
  • Staying composed
  • Embracing change
  • Attention to detail
  • Planning and organising


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