•  Western Cape
    • July 21, 2022
    • July 27, 2022
    •  Contractor
  •  Procurement, Supply Chain Management Jobs

Job Summary

To set the category strategy and to oversee the execution of the strategy within the Category. Develop and implement the purchase and assortment plan for the category to optimise sales and buying margin. Manage the buying function across the category, mentor and coach buyers. Work as a leader within the cross functional structure to integrate all functions towards a common goal. To deliver the company budgeted financials.

Duties And Responsibilities

-Lead a cross functional team – integrating all parties and aligning towards a common goal
-Translate category-specific strategies into tactical buying plans that lead to category performance
-Lead and influence team members in the development of action plans and milestones required to implement buying plans and initiatives
-Maintain a positive working relationship with team members by building trust, treating them with respect, and involving them in decision making and problem solving
-Help team prioritise and plan to deliver the goal / plan within the time allocated / business need requires. Manage complexity and pre-empt conflict situations so that they can be managed effectively in advance
-Make decisions based on customer, market, and industry data to capitalize on time-sensitive merchandising opportunities
-Collect comprehensive category data from multiple sources and generating suitable action by considering previous category performance as well as future consequences

Qualifications And Experience

-Bachelor’s Degree preferable
-5-7 years retail and category management experience – essential
-Horticulture or Agriculture (Produce) experience – essential
-SAP knowledge is an added advantage

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