Buyers Assistant

Shoprite Group - Brackenfell, Cape Town, Western Cape


Purpose of the Job

The Shoprite Group is Africa’s largest fast-moving consumer goods retailer with over 24 million customers and 2800 outlets. Our customers are at the heart of what we do, and our sole purpose is to provide all communities with high-quality products at the most affordable prices. Within such a dynamic environment, placing the customer at the centre of everything we do is essential to maintain a competitive position. Within this context, the Private Label Buying department is looking to appoint a Buyers Assistant to join their team. 

The purpose of the Buyers Assistant role is to support the delivery of the Private Label and Imports strategic and commercial objectives through the efficient and effective execution of all operational and administrative functions related to the buying process. Key responsibilities include capturing buying-related data on the system, placing orders, processing purchase orders, and invoices, handling administrative and data queries from vendors, suppliers, DC’s, and stores, and quality checking all information inputted and captured. The role works collaboratively with the Buyer and Buying team to ensure commercial targets are met and requires a highly organised and detail-orientated individual with good energy and drive to deliver on expectations and get things done.