CV, S African Buyer for a World Brand seeks similar role in Canada

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 11206

Skills keywords: operational buyer
Short Bio:

A dedicated and highly motivated professional combining expertise in retail management with extensive experience in supply chain distribution.

Current location: Gauteng, South Africa - View on map
Nationality: South African
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Marketing
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: canada

Career Summary


Dec 2013 Nestle (Pty) Ltd., Clayville, South Africa

• Sourcing and buying a range of packaging materials for products including labels, packets and wrappers, and building and maintaining positive working relationships with new and existing suppliers

• Collaborating effectively with representatives from multiple manufacturers and working together to achieve common objectives

• Liaising with strategic buyers in order to negotiate best possible prices and contracts with suppliers and achieve mutually beneficial outcomes

• Managing quantities of packaging for factories, ensuring purchase of appropriate levels depending on demand, and ensuring most efficient use of stock, and solving issues such as scanning as required


Jan 2013 Nestle (Pty) Ltd., Clayville, South Africa

• Accurately executing all transfer requests and transferring orders through placement in correct resource queues, and balancing operation requirements in order to prevent bottleneck

• Developing and implementing processes and procedures designed to maximize performance and efficiency of available resources through identification of strengths and areas for improvement

• Prioritizing and reallocating tasks in accordance with organizational demands with focus on Transfer Order replenishment, and monitoring and reporting incomplete Transfer Order to Warehouse Manager

• Ensuring a continual awareness from supervisory staff of pending workflows, and liaising with Stock Control Manager on master data issues in order to prevent impact on warehouse productivity

• Collaborating effectively with Stock Control department personnel to ensure timely Transfer Order replenishment prior to picking creation

• Generating a printing requests for Bay Check Sheets, providing assistance to stock control personnel as required, and producing daily warehouse capacity report and productivity report


Jul 2009 Nestle (Pty) Ltd., East London, South Africa

• Ensuring presence on external sites for arrival of Nestle loads, verifying intact seals and locks and overall high quality of stock, and reporting any damages or shortages as necessary

• Collaborating with third parties regarding Eastern Cape deliveries and reporting lateness, checking daily refusals and returns, preparing Proof of Delivery’s for processing via Metrofile

• Compiling and conducting comprehensive analysis of business statistics for reviews, and collating and analyzing third grade (stock) statistics


May 2007 Kat Leisure – The Ocean Spa, East London, South Africa


Sep 2005 The Jade Garden, East London, South Africa

• Responsible for delivering exceptional customer service, assisting with beverage selection, answering queries and dealing with complaints effectively

• Managing and maintaining appropriate levels of stock, handling cash and carrying out transactions accurately and efficiently, maximizing all sales opportunities, and completing daily cashing up


May 2003 Wm Spilhaus (Pty) Ltd., Pretoria, South Africa

• Delivering excellent levels of customer service, handling queries and complaints to achieve positive solutions, and maximising potential sales opportunities

• Managing stock and ordering supplies as required, overseeing dispatch of good from warehouse within correct timeframes, and carrying out financial duties including cashing up and banking


Jul 2000 The Grillhouse (Boston BBQ)

• Managing staff to ensure provision of high quality customer service and optimization of sales opportunities, controlling stock levels, dealing with transactions including cashing up, and providing front of house service


Feb 1998 Streets Ahead, Cape Town, South Africa

• Managing personnel to develop positively engaged, highly motivated individuals, and building and developing positive working relationships with colleagues and customers

• Dealing with a range of financial and administrative tasks, overseeing merchandising, and devising and implementing marketing for the advertising and promotion of products and services

• Maintaining stock levels and ordering supplies as required, and sourcing and importing goods


Oct 1994 South African Air Force, Pretoria, South Africa

• Responsible for monitoring and ensure operational readiness of subordinate base units/sections as required from higher authority, and supervising all current flying-related activities of base units/sections

Education and Qualifications

2014 (Expected Completion) BA in Psychology (specializing in Industrial Psychology)

University of South Africa

1994 Training Technology

South African National Defence Force

1993 Junior Supervisors

South African Air Force College

1991 Air Space Control Assistant

Highveld Air Space Control Sector

1989 SAAF Intelligence NCO

South African Air Force College

1987 SAAF Operations

South African Air Force College

1987 Ground Command and Control Systems

Air Space Control School

1984 Matriculation

Further Training

 Transport Controller

 Customer Service