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Website Woolworths

Job Description:

To deliver profitable and sustainable departmental growth through the effective planning and management of customer facing availability and stock investments in line with Group strategy in achievement of set KPI ‘s.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Deliver optimum availability through the application of marketing and customer information into the cataloguing and format plans.
  • Develop and summarize the merchandise strategy for the dept in conjunction with Brand strategy input and store opportunities identified
  • Plan a framework for option numbers against agreed space and within the approved MP parameters, all against agreed seasonal targets
  • Complete, Revise and review Merchandise and Store plans for all depts. Ensure assortment plans and merchandise plans tie back to space plans to deliver strategy and KPIs.
  • Integrate clustering into the assortment planning process, based on space and number of options. Drive the productivity of space through ongoing performance monitoring.
  • Deliver a balanced and detailed assortment plan using the Product and Merchandise strategies taking into account special events and promotions.
  • Review the price architecture as well as the appropriate number of price points with the Buyer to achieve margin targets.
  • Identifying any potential sales in formats to gain market share
  • Ensure dept adherence to Critical path and Woolworths Merchandise Cycle timelines
  • Manage the intake and flow of stock. Ensure production is scheduled with suppliers with ongoing management to be in line with critical path availability into stores
  • Ensure efficient warehouse utilization & adhere to business processes to ensure accurate allocation and replenishment to meet store/customer demand.
  • Planning stock and sales around key beauty events in line with sales plans, growth projections and brand offerings

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Product lead times to formulate a working critical path
  • Ability to formulate strategies and implement shorter-term tactical plans that are cost – effective efficient and realistic
  • Business acumen: an understanding of basic business processes and how sales are generated and the ability to achieve these goals
  • Merchant and retail ability: demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the market place, competitors and customer needs
  • Results driven and proactive
  • Assertiveness and influencing ability
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment
  • Team Player
  • 2-3 years planning experience
  • Analytical and interpretative ability
  • Extensive Retail knowledge
  • Technically strong merchandising skills
  • Preferably a relevant business diploma / degree (Retail business management/BCom/ /BScience/BA)
  • Computer literate: advanced Excel Skills and ability to operate in a Windows based environment
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of business IT systems (including Forecasting and Replenishment, RMS etc)

Job Details:

Company: Woolworths

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Western Cape, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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