Shoprite Group Buyer: Enterprise and Supplier Development Jobs in South Africa

Shoprite Group Buyer: Enterprise and Supplier Development Jobs in South Africa

Purpose of the Job

  • The purpose of the Enterprise and Supplier Development Buyer is to develop, implement, manage and grow the Small Suppliers on behalf of the Shoprite group. This role directly supports the strategic objective of contributing towards the economic growth of South Africa through empowering and supporting entrepreneurs and providing them with access to markets.

  • This incumbent will represent Foods Buying of the new established Enterprise Department and ensure Buy- in from critical Stakeholders. The function of which is to anticipate long term costing implications for the group to incorporate any necessary changes into existing negotiation practices. The incumbent will also be accountable for executing best practice research, methodologies, policies, procedures and governance frameworks throughout the Shoprite Group to support SME and HDP (Historically Disadvantaged Persons) identification. This role will also provide tactical day to day support to the Divisional Buying teams to enable optimal growth of SME's.

    Job Objectives

  • Support the development of tools to support SME/HDP growth - improving sales, reducing risk and improving profitability.

  • Aligning with the relevant governance structures, policies, processes, procedures and frameworks.

  • Ensuring continuous improvement across the SME and HDP identification space

  • Product range and line determination

  • Ensure first place in the market by maintaining price competitiveness

  • Ensure a comprehensive coverage of categories through effective range rationalisation, aligned to strategy and brand logic

  • Maintain effective administration (across all areas)

  • Product pricing administration

  • Maintain competitiveness in cost and selling prices

  • Base price objectives on knowledge of market prices, current trends and/or market leaders

  • Effectively utilise negotiation to achieve pricing objectives

  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained regarding sensitive information

  • Advertising and promotions management

  • Selection of lines and
    management of price points

  • Continuously track competitor pricing

  • Ensure availability of stock at suppliers

  • Timeously supply information to Marketing

  • Resolve stock level issues in stores and distribution centres

  • Remain up to date with price movements and shortages in order to proactively advise the distribution centres

  • Driving the enablement of an innovative, agile and employee centric culture where employees are supported, empowered and valued within the team.

  • People Management and Coaching

  • Allocate work and set priorities for Buyer's Assistant

  • Continuously monitor progress and quality of output

  • Resolve escalated issues and provide support where required


  • Degree Business or equivalent - (essential).

  • Post Graduate Degree Finance, Business or equivalent - (preferred).


  • 3-5 years Experience working as a Buyer in a Retail environment

  • 3-5 years Demonstrable knowledge of Supplier practices within the FMCG/retail sector, understanding of the principles of supplier collaboration and commercialisation in the sales retail environment - (essential).

  • 3-5 years in a Senior capacity/ Key Accounts Manager role or equivalent - (desired).

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Buying / Procurement.

  • Solid understanding of Supplier Development.

  • Supply Chain Management.

  • Regulatory compliance and governance.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Shoprite Group Buyer: Enterprise and Supplier Development Jobs in South Africa

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