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Rebuyer Fresh Produce

Date: 03-Aug-2022

Location: Pooraka, AUSTRALIA

Company: Metcash

At Metcash Food, we’re the power behind local business, proudly supplying over 1600 independently owned stores in every corner of Australia and New Zealand. With a range of trusted independent brands like IGA, Foodland and Campbells/C-Store, our stores sit at the heart of their communities, providing locals with the products and homegrown produce they love most.


We are looking for Buying Assistant - Produce to develop, negotiate and implement National/state- purchasing for defined categories and banner groups, delivering a program which realizes sales, profit and marketing income objectives.

This role will require you to work between the hours 10:30am – 6:30pm Mon, Tues, Wed & Friday & Saturday between 4am – 12pm and will be based at our Parooka site.


What you’ll do

•    Build strong relationships with retailers and suppliers, establish a viable alternative to competitive offers and sustain loyalty to the retail offer.
•    Produce purchasing - Acquiring product from direct growers or market agent within quality specification and price.
•    Manage stock control to minimize potential losses and maximize quality.
•    Ensuring correct ranging and pricing within market conditions
•    Implementation of strategic business plans
•    Identify potential supply and products and develop to an outcome.
•    Drive and meet sales budgets by procuring stock within specifications and on selling to new and existing customers.


What you’ll bring

•    Minimum 3years experience in a related FMCG role, e.g. Buying highly desirable
•    A good understanding of produce quality & seasonal variations   
•    Proven ability to implement procedures and execute strategies
•    Sound knowledge growing and supply trends within the industry
•    Sound knowledge of IT System

What we can offer you
•    Hybrid working – flexibility is in our DNA, so we blend working from anywhere with time in the office Be part a dynamic, high performing team  
•    An extra week of annual leave after your first year as part of our Fifth Week program, and the opportunity to purchase annual leave to help you recharge
•    Fast-paced environment where no two days are the same
•    Great corporate benefits including retail discounts, EAP, wellbeing days and many more


We’re all about celebrating success, and we’re proud to be a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, an accredited Flex Ready workplace and a Gold Standard Mental Health First Aid skilled workplace.


We need talented people with a love for all things local, a can-do attitude and a passion for hard work done right to help us give independents a fighting chance.


Make your Mark!