Procurement Clerk

The Company: HUME International 

Role Name: Procurement Clerk

Location: Century City, Cape Town

Role specifics: Permanent position – subject to probation period

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 8:00am – 17:00pm

Role summary

Hume International, established in 1997, has a proud heritage originating in animal husbandry, evolving into retail, wholesale, direct imports and distribution across Southern Africa. The BBBEE accredited company is one of the largest importers of frozen food-based commodities in South Africa, importing more than 180 million kg of frozen product per year.Hume International deals with various national and international retailers as well as independent retail chain stores, manufacturers, wholesalers, traders, informal customers and the food service industry throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. We are currently seeking a detail-oriented Procurement Clerk to identify supply needs and fulfill them through efficient procurement processes and meticulous record-keeping.


  • Matric
  • Related tertiary qualification
  • Experience in procurement / administrative role
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Relevant experience is advantageous

Soft Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Networking and relationship management skills
  • Negotiation and research skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently while being a team player
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to meet set deadlines
  • Accuracy and efficiency
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Professional conduct
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced work environment
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Multitasking
  • Proactive
  • Energetic and enthusiastic

Daily Responsibilities

  • Procuring from different destinations for various markets.
  • Communicate with various suppliers on a daily basis.
  • Allocation of orders.
  • Coordination/ assistance with Procurement related matters.
  • Cross Trades sales.
  • Generating international Purchase Orders.
  • Liaise with suppliers and assist various departments with the same.
  • Updating of daily DB report before COB.
  • Working with Mail Chimp – refers to posting in-store and forward offers.
  • Forward unsold – with or without Costings report.
  • Compiling and sending out import statistics / weekly reports when required.
  • Working on Syspro, Outlook, Expedite and Excel and ensuring relevant emails are actioned.
  • Assistance with any reporting required by Managers/Directors.
  • Any duty requested by the Managing Director/ Procurement Director/ Commercial Director.
  • All and any other related tasks and duties as requested by the Employer.

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