Meat Buyer

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Meat Buyer who has had previous experience in procuring meat for the Export Market for our client in the Durban area.

The position would be responsible for the purchase of all their meat, both locally and internationally, for exportation and ensuring that the export process is done correctly and in line with the South African and International regulations. You would be required to  to be physically present to inspect local containers whilst being loaded

The candidate will be the main point of contact between the company and the various export authorities and all meat suppliers both domestically and abroad. It is important to have a very good meat knowledge and to knows the grades and cuts of pork, beef, chicken and lamb.

  1. Keep track of all meat orders for export
  2. Place all orders with the various meat suppliers
  3. Ensure that the correct processes are always being adhered to
  4. Develop the purchasing of the meat for exportation
  5. Negotiate pricing and payment terms with suppliers
  6. Source new suppliers where required and develop the relationships with existing clients
  7. Settle claims with suppliers when they arise

Minimum Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of meat and the various cuts (Beef, Lamb, Pork and Chicken)
  • Good understanding / experience of the meat export process
  • Current relationships with meat suppliers
  • Computer Literate
  • Previous experience in purchasing

We are looking for someone who has the following characteristics:

  • Driven and determined
  • Proactive and assertive
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to handle pressure
  • Solution driven
  • Able to work independently
  • Team player

Salary: R20 000 – R40 000 PM CTC (Depending on experience)

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