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Food Catering Supplies Manager Vacancy

Reference: 3938 DB
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Sourcing
Location: Woodstock
Duration: Permanent
Employment Equity: No

Consultant: Dorei Barnes

Job Description:

  • Research target markets and companies and prepare client specific proposals for food and catering supply solutions
  • Manage new business opportunities to ensure repeat business
  • Manage existing client relationships to ensure continued business dealings
  • Ensure the development and growth of the food and catering supplies division with a resultant increase in market share
  • Source new suppliers and products (both locally and internationally) and determine their suitability for the export market
  • Establish relationships with suppliers and negotiate better rates
  • Product range includes: Fruit & vegetables, meat, fish, dairy, groceries, beverages, kitchen consumables, kitchen equipment, cleaning products, catering clothing…
  • Develop and ensure that policies, procedures and checklists are followed
  • Manage the timely and accurate preparation of quotes to clients, including the clarification of client specifications, choice of suppliers, product quality, product packaging, profit margins, etc.
  • Manage the timely and accurate expediting of orders to ensure that all client specifications have been met
  • Ensure the quality, shelf life and packaging of foods and catering supplies meets client requirements every time
  • Ensure the accuracy of all documentation from quotes through to orders, packing lists and customer invoices
  • Ensure all necessary export and import documentation has been arranged on a timely basis
  • Resolve any errors and manage any claims
  • Ensure that all paperwork for each project is completed and filed
  • As this is a hands-on role, also responsible for the preparation of quotes and expediting of orders from time to time.
  • Local and international travel may be required
  • Effectively manage a team of buyers
  • Develop Key Performance Area (KPA) measures for the department


  • Degree or Diploma in Food Service Management / Hospitality / Purchasing Management / Commerce or any other equivalent or relevant qualification
  • Ideal candidates will have sound experience (5 to 7 years)
  • Experience in a commercial management role
  • A minimum of 3 years in catering management / outsourced catering, and/or
  • A minimum of 3 years in a procurement role, preferably of food and catering supplies

How to Apply:

  • Forward your comprehensive CV to Exceed Human Resource Consultants on
  • If you are already registered – please forward your CV with the relevant reference number to the consultant you are at present registered with in order to avoid duplicity on our system.
  • We reserve the exclusive right to conduct interviews with candidates of choice.
  • Applicants, who have received no feedback within 30 days of the closing date, must please accept their application as unsuccessful


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