Careers New Product Procurement Co-ordinator

New Product Procurement Co-ordinator

Dept: Gifting NPD

Location: Westlake

17 December 2017

A newly created role which works across New product development and Procurement to deliver new launches and seasonal items according to deadlines.  An opportunity to work on a project basis where no day is the same and challenges abound!  This is a new position and the role may adapt as it develops.  It is perfect for an open-minded individual with energy and optimism. 
Minimum requirements: 

  • Completed qualification that delivers a candidate with the right attributes and skills.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience
  • Syspro experience
  • Must have own transport 

 Personal Attributes 

  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work in a highly pressurized environment
  • An aptitude for getting into the nitty gritty and following through
  • Deadline driven individual
  • Passion for planning and organizing
  • Ability to work in a team and across functions
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to take the initiative in order to reach deadlines and bring improvement
  • Exceptional interpersonal/communication skills
  • Pro-active and logical thinker
  • Intermediate Excel skills 

For gifting everyday lines:  
Assist in forecasting of unique stock items. 
Attend regular meetings with Procurement team based at other site.  Oversee procurement and ensure all products are ordered and being delivered timeously. 
Quality control the process. 
For seasonal and new launches: 
Sourcing of new components and ensuring they are certified suppliers and are food safe.
Consider lead times of all components per project and per client and manage the critical path to ensure the project meets the deadline.  

Placement of orders for product launch  
Follow up with suppliers on lead times, samples, supplier confirmations, timely payments etc. 
Drive prompt shipment by suppliers and customs clearing with correct duties by providing all documentation and tariff codes.
Promote cost saving by consolidating shipments for seasonal buys.   

HR Contact:Shelley Barnard


Telephone:021 701 5140