Senior Buyer (CPT)

Role Description - Senior Buyer

Based in Cape Town

Yebo Fresh is looking for an experienced senior buyer to increase the company’s sourcing capabilities. This is a job for someone with strong negotiating skills, elaborate buying experience in the food space, ideally for FMCGs and/or grocery retailers, and someone eager to join the leadership team of a fast moving, young company.


  • Develop sourcing strategies for all critical SKUs

  • Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships

  • Negotiate with vendors, from large FMCGs to local markets and butcheries to secure advantageous terms

  • Negotiate rebates, credit terms, listing fees and supplier fees

  • Negotiate joint marketing events and specials

  • Analyze buying patterns and price patterns to advise on assortment and product listings

  • Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services

  • Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries

  • Examine and test existing contracts

  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness

  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs

  • Minimize cost of procurement (collection of goods and cost of team) as a % of sales

  • Source products whilst ensuring the best commercial value to the business

  • Manage the procurement process and the supply base efficiently and effectively

  • Support organizational goals and objectives

  • Manage the BBBEE procurement process

  • Daily management and support for Junior buyers CPT and JHB

  • Build partnerships with suppliers that maximize benefits for all involved: suppliers, Yebo Fresh and end customers


  • Proven work experience as a Senior buyer, Procurement Manager or Procurement Officer

  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques in the FMCG space as well as a dexterity in “reading” the market

  • Talent in negotiations and networking

  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers

  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data

  • Strong leadership capabilities

  • Eagerness to ‘get your hands dirty’ in a company that operates in township food ecosystems and supplies to township families and businesses

  • Ideally a degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration

Every employee is accountable to the Yebo Fresh ways of working. These include (but are not limited to):

  • We care - for the customer, for each other, for our partners, for society

  • We give 100% - showing up on time, being present, commitment to the success of the business, going the extra mile

  • We get better every day - we keep improving and growing in everything we do

  • We make opportunities - we are entrepreneurs, we understand the market and our customers, we solve problems.

Contract Type: Permanent Employment Contract after a 3 months fixed term contract.

Reporting to: Head of Operations

How to Apply:

Send an email to before 28 February 2023 with:

  1. the(the role name) as subject.

  2. the body of the email explaining why you think you are suitable for this specific role.

  3. attached CV in PDF or Word document format

Yebo Fresh (Pty) Ltd. (2016/438089/07) Registered office: Silverbirch Main House, Erf 4071 Valley Road, Hout Bay, 7806 Director: Jessica Boonstra-Laks